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Three recent news headlines illustrate how shameless some American officials have become when it comes to breaking the rules or messing up and pretending that everything is still OK. They also prove that in modern America, it’s possible for screwups to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.Three recent news headlines illustrate how, in modern America, it's possible for some well-placed screwups with the right connections to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.

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What's wrong with a $60,000 wand that can detect explosives and truffles from up to a kilometer away? Nothing, if it works The US military, technicians, journalists and people with eyes have been trying to get Iraqi officials to see reason, but that doesn't bother one Gen Jabiri, who says (Continued).

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While the rest of us have been struggling to survive air travel without our precious liquids and gels, federal investigators managed to sneak liquid explosives and detonators through airport security, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.

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Our collection of favorite videos this week includes Sen. Chuck Schumer nailing the Bush administration on the firing of U.S. attorneys, the Discovery Channel drooling over a weapon that kills Americans, and "The Simpsons" dressing down Fox News.

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