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US agents prostitute probe

A dozen US Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty over alleged misconduct. Sources said the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena.

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Obama has 'confidence' in Secret Service chief

President Barack Obama has confidence in Secret Service director Mark Sullivan and believes he acted quickly to deal with a scandal in Colombia where agents were alleged to have engaged in misconduct involving prostitutes, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

He added that the incident was being investigated and declined to speculate about conclusions that could be reached as a result of that probe.

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