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COLOMBIA Secret Service Scandal Clouds Trip Saul Loeb, AFP / Getty Images

Secret Service Scandal Clouds Trip

President Obama was focused on the job at hand in Colombia Sunday despite a red-hot scandal that’s embroiled about a dozen Secret Service agents and five military service members. News that agents assigned to the president’s protection detail had been involved in a payment dispute with a Colombian prostitute earlier in the week leaked Friday, and the agents were sent home. “I think it’s been much more of a distraction for the press,” said Press Secretary Jay Carney, who added that Obama’s mind was on work as he attended the Summit of the Americas, a 33-country gathering of heads of state.

April 15, 2012 7:19 AM