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"The objective would have been to prevent the toppling of a CIA political operative, President Aparicio Méndez, since in 1978, negotiations were being held to replace him."
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|Stolen from the Jules-Chéret Fine Arts Museum in Nice: "Allegory of Earth" by Jan Brueghel the Elder.|
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Confidential internal documents obtained by Insight indicate that the White House moved to create an even more ambitious and comprehensive computer database within the Executive Office of the President - one designed to keep tabs on virtually anyone who did or might come into contact with presidential personnel.
Known by the acronym WHODB, for White House Office Data Base, the super-secret computer system was nicknamed Big Brother - and for good reason. The "eyes only" database not only can track generic information about people and issues, it is designed to include such intimacies as personal biographies, military records, academic degrees, family details and addresses, political loyalties and how or whether individuals are "important" by region, state or city.
It also can identify whether targets were early supporters of the president, remain supporters, whether they were or are financial contributors, how they "feel" about key issues, for what they have asked or might want from the Clinton administration and what the administration has done for them.
Moreover, according to sources, WHODB had an early design feature that would allow it to interface with the computers at the Democratic National Committee, or DNC. "They [the DNC] were going to provide data - a lot of it - about party people," says one of the sources. "It was a hugely secret project; it was a very sensitive matter."
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|A massive slide of ice and rock on Mount Steele in the Yukon Territory triggered seismic recorders around the world.|
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|A laboratory worker of Silimed factory checks silicone in Rio de Janeiro, in this file photo taken on March 27, 2003.|
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|A skateboarding rooster named Tony Chickenhawk has won awards for his bizarre skill.|