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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around...full story
updated 2014-07-24 09:01 AM
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By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around....Fullstory

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