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A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US Justice Department said. Scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, and his wife Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 71, had pleaded guilty after they were caught trying to pass on classified information to an FBI agent posing as a Venezuelan government official. The pair were formerly employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and had access to classified information. "The public trusts that the government will do all it can to safeguard 'Restricted Data' from being unlawfully transmitted to foreign nations not entitled to receive it," said assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin.
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl's host city. But instead of sending this year's guests to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers are throwing the party at a private home.