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The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged that a series of missteps and errors led to the worst attack on its staff in decades.Officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the agency had concerns about Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi for months be

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SANDY, Utah - Paulo Araujo Jr.scored two goals and Collen Warner addedanother as Real Salt Lake beat Cruz Azul of Mexico in their final group stagematch in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night.The victory gave defending Major League Socce

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