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    Secret Service Scandal Erupted Over $50

    People walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. The Secret Service sent home some of its agents for misconduct that occurred at the hotel before President Barack Obama's arrival on Friday for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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    Investigators have identified ground zero of the Secret Service scandal: a Colombian prostitute who got angry when two agents refused to pay her requested $40–$60 fee. All 11 men implicated in the scandal allegedly brought women back to their hotel rooms in Cartagena while on a trip with President Obama, and officials are still investigating whether there were other prostitutes involved. In more trouble for the agents, a report in the New York Post on Wednesday alleges that a staffer in the hotel found “a line of white powder, I believed to be cocaine.”

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