CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.

Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that Brennan has convened an accountability board that will investigate the conduct of the CIA officers and discipline them, if need be.

The Justice Department has so far declined to pursue criminal charges against the employees, who searched the computers for information gathered in the course of a Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques.

The CIA inspector general concluded “that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between” the committee and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to a shared classified computer network, Boyd said.

Brennan informed Senate intelligence committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the senior Republican on the committee, “and apologized to them for such actions by CIA officers as described in the (inspector general’s) report,” Boyd said.

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The artwork of Mike Stilkey

Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves.

Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery.

His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism and his style has been described by some as capturing features of artists ranging from Edward Gorey to Egon Schiele.
His work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally. (mikestilkey.com)

Visit his website to see more of his work.

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The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters is drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

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The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters is drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

America’s top colleges 2014

For as long as high school seniors have been applying to college, the debate has centered around the question of which is “best.” For many, best means “most exclusive” — preferably Ivy League. The FORBES Top Colleges ranking is our effort to break the archetype and open up a more diverse, accessible portfolio of best schools for all students. And at this point, with average tuition costs closing in at $40,000 and cumulative student loan debt reaching $1.2 trillion, understanding what makes a top college has never been more important to students and their families. The best of life of life are often the most expensive. Choose with care.

The leaders of the 2014 FORBES Top Colleges ranking generally fall into two categories: small, student-focused, liberal arts colleges and brainy, research-oriented large universities. The best schools have a laser-like focus on their mission. At No. 1, Williams College is the top school in the U.S., followed by Stanford University and Swarthmore College. The first Ivy to show, Princeton University, comes in at No. 4. Two other Ivies make the top 10: Yale University at No. 6 and Harvard University at No. 7. Rounding out the ten finest schools in America are MIT, Pomona College, U.S. Military Academy and Amherst College.

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