EPA suspends BP from new gov't contracts

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Oil giant BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the federal government, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. Justice Department report criticizes top Bush administration lawyers who approved the use of waterboarding on detainees, Newsweek reported Saturday.

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WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A months-long nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud schemes resulted in more than 400 people being charged, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. indictments unsealed this week charge 38 people with being part of a multinational cybercrime ring that fooled thousands of Americans into giving up credit card and bank information through spam "phishing" e-mails and used it to steal millions of dollars.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

U.S., Romania probe organized crime

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Mark Filip (born June 1, 1966) is a former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and in that capacity served as Acting Attorney General from January 20 to February 3, 2009. He also served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Born in Chicago, Filip attended Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, the same high school attended by Hillary Clinton. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 with degrees in economics and history, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After college, he attended Christ Church at Oxford University in England on a Marshall Scholarship, and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors in Law, First Class Honors. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1992 and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

After law school, Filip served as a law clerk to the Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1992 until 1993 and then for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court from 1993 until 1994.

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