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Washington (CNN) – Christine O'Donnell's campaign tells CNN it raised $850,000 in the first 24 hours after her upset victory in the Delaware Republican senatorial primary.
Spokeswoman Michelle Lauren says the campaign's website crashed Tuesday night due to the large amount of traffic generated in the wake of her surprise win. The site went back up Thursday morning, she says.
Republican establishment figures continue to reach out to her. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele phoned O'Donnell Thursday. Officials with O'Donnell would not characterize the call.
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A former CIA station chief in Algeria is under investigation by the State and Justice Departments for allegedly raping at least two women while he held the post, a source with knowledge of the investigation confirms to CNN. The women have told investigators they believe date rape drugs were used in the assaults which allgedly occurred at the officer's official residence, according to the source.
The allegations were first made in the fall of 2008 when the unidentified officer was still serving as station chief. Soon after the allegations were made, in October the man came back to the United States for a previously scheduled trip and was ordered not to return to his post, the source said.
A senior U.S. official confirmed the case was under investigation but refused comment on the details.
The women, who are Algerian citizens, came forward with the allegations to a U.S. government official and then an investigation was launched by federal authorities.
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