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Gun scandal reaches highest echelons of US power

A gun-running scandal has worsened significantly in the United States as the head of a major government body stepped aside under pressure.

3rd September, 2011
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A gun-running scandal has worsened significantly in the United States as the head of a major government body stepped aside under pressure.

The resignation of Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is the most high-profile development yet in an investigation into a now-notorious operation run by the department from late 2009 until early this year.

The project, called Operation Fast and Furious, aimed to apprehend major figures...

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