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Secret Service agents sent home after one found passed out in Amsterdam

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(CNN) — Three Secret Service agents were sent home after one of them was found passed out after a night of drinking in Amsterdam, an official familiar with the incident told CNN.

The agents were in the Netherlands as part of a contingent preparing for President Barack Obama’s visit there this week.

According to the official, one Secret Service agent was found intoxicated and passed out in the hallway of his hotel. Hotel staff subsequently alerted U.S. authorities.

This agent and two other agents — who were his companions on a night out drinking in the Dutch capital — were disciplined by being sent home Sunday for not exercising better judgment.

Confirming that three agents went home for disciplinary reasons, Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan added an investigation is underway.

The story was first reported by The Washington Post.

The agents are blamed for not doing more to prevent another…

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Ex-ALMAH Guitarist Dies Of Heart Failure

METAL PURGATORY

Former Almah guitarist Paul Schroeber, died at age 40 yesterday at Our Lady Mediatrix Hospital in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil after he was hospitalized for several days for a ICU treatment. Schroeber received a reconfiguration procedure cardiac device which is similar to a pacemaker, which had no effect and a transplant was needed. Schroeber suffered from an enlarged heart, which caused accumulation of water in the lungs which caused difficulty in breathing.

The band released the following statement (translated using Bing):

“We are deeply sad and Almah’s shaken with the news that our brother Paulo Schroeber music died. Paul, as well as an extremely gifted musician was a single person, a kindness and a good mood genuinely special. The strength and the naturalness with which he dealt with his painting was one of many admirable characteristics. The man was prematurely, and as if adivinhássemos, we dedicate…

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