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Two security contractors were fired by ArmorGroup North America Inc., after bringing to light falsehoods and misrepresentations by the company when it bid to secure the American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The men have filed a lawsuit against the company for wrongful termination after they pointed to budget concerns that they thought would compromise the safety of the embassy. The State Department has investigated the claims and say they are satisfied with the company's actions. (Associated Press)

Citing high costs, Republicans who claimed to back tough voting fraud and inconsistency legislation have now voted against the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act that came to the House last week. The bill aiming to require a paper trail for voting machines originally failed after the 2004 election and was re-introduced in January by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ). On the bill's most recent shortcomings, Holt said, "millions of voters will leave the 2008 election questioning the process and whether their vote means anything." (Politico)

Two managers of an air traffic control facility in Dallas-Fort Worth have been reprimanded by the Federal Aviation Administration following an investigation into consistent infractions of FAA guidelines. Among other misconduct, the Transportation Department found that the two managers allowed planes to fly too close together, then called the action pilot errors or nonevents. This is the second time in three years the FAA has had to investigate managers in Texas. (Associated Press)