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U.S. Secret Service personnel provide security for President Barack Obama as he tours Theodore Staging Facility to learn about recent developments on the deep water oil spill, in Theodore, Alabama June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Investigation finds no widespread misconduct at U.S. Secret Service

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WASHINGTON - A report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has found no evidence that misconduct or inappropriate behavior is widespread in the U.S. Secret Service, a Secret Service official said on Friday.


The report was called for in the wake of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia, that damaged the agency's straight-laced reputation.

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