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The Anchorage Daily News reports that the senior-most Republican in the Senate, Ted Stevens of Alaska, is currently the subject of an FBI corruption investigation which is focusing on a series of cost-free improvements to his Anchorage residence. A contractor apparently jacked-up the Stevens home and built an entire new floor underneath it, all as a gift to Stevens. The same contractor is believed to have paid almost a quarter million dollars in consulting fees to Stevens’s son Ben, formerly the president of the Alaska state senate. In October of last year, the Seattle Times reported that the Justice Department had refused to allow Stevens to participate in the selection process for a new U.S. attorney in Anchorage out of concern that he was the target of a pending FBI probe.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Hours per day that a death-row inmate in China wears hand and ankle restraints:
A multidisciplinary team detected cardiac arrhythmia in the works of Beethoven.
There was a run on cases of 5.56mm M855 green-tip rifle bullets, after the White House moved to ban their manufacture and sale because they can pierce police armor.
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