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Justice Department memo cautions employees about prostitutes

Fairdale, Ill. Tornado carves destructive path Fifteen to 20 homes were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through north central Illinois Thursday night, authorities said Friday. Jacklyn Klosa, 69, and Geraldine Schultz, 67, were killed in Fairdale, about 80 miles west of Chicago. At least two tornadoes touched down in the six-county vicinity. More than a dozen people were hurt.
Fairdale, Ill. Tornado carves destructive path Fifteen to 20 homes were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through north central Illinois Thursday night, authorities said Friday. Jacklyn Klosa, 69, and Geraldine Schultz, 67, were killed in Fairdale, about 80 miles west of Chicago. At least two tornadoes touched down in the six-county vicinity. More than a dozen people were hurt.
Published Apr. 11, 2015

Justice memo: no prostitutes

The Justice Department sent a memo to all of its employees on Friday warning them that soliciting prostitutes is a violation of department policy, whether off duty or on. The caution follows recent allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels in Colombia. A report two weeks ago by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that 10 DEA agents working in Colombia attended the sex parties. The investigation followed the 2012 prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, involving Secret Service agents.

Bird flu hits more turkey farms

A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the country's top turkey-producing state to 13 and the toll at farms across the Midwest to over 1 million birds since the outbreak was confirmed in early March. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the new cases of the highly contagious H5N2 strain are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties. The farms housed 189,000 turkeys. Officials said those not killed by the virus will be euthanized to prevent the disease from spreading. The outbreak has hit 19 farms in Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas.

Kardashians given land in Armenia

An Armenian company has given a plot of land to members of the celebrity Kardashian family, who are visiting the country of their ancestors. Khloe Kardashian on Friday posted on Facebook a photo of a certificate granting her, sister Kim and their families a plot of land in a housing subdivision outside Yerevan. The Kardashian sisters, along with Kim's husband, Kanye West, and their daughter are in Armenia on a high-visibility visit.

By the Numbers

$675,000 Loose change collected by Transportation Security Administration workers at U.S. airports in fiscal 2014. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says the TSA got authority from Congress in 2005 to spend unclaimed money on security operations.

Times wires

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