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Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill Wednesday in response to the scandal at the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service. The bill would suspend a federal program run by the agency that collects and sells oil and natural gas drilled by energy companies on federal lands. The Interior Department scandal was revealed recently by an inspector general report that described officials engaging in illicit activities and accepting bribes. (Reuters)

Three U.S. soldiers were charged by the U.S. Army Wednesday with murdering Iraqis last year. The murders were in apparent retaliation to casualties suffered in Baghdad in April of 2007. The three men are charged with premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit premeditated murder, and obstruction of justice. (AP)

In a surprising turn-around after years of denials, the sons of the famous Rosenbergs acknowledged Wednesday that their father Julius Rosenberg had been a spy for the Soviet Union. This comes a week after a co-defendant of Rosenberg confessed that he and Julius gave U.S. secrets to the U.S.S.R. Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for giving the Soviet Union atomic secrets. (New York Times)