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Watchdog files complaint over lawmaker’s travel spending

In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private airplanes to fly him around the country on aircraft owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. The expenses coincide with his other high-figure entertainment and travel charges. Beyond air travel, Schock spent tens of thousands more on tickets for concerts and billed car mileage reimbursements among the highest in Congress. One venue included a sold-out Katy Perry concert in Washington last June with Schock and his interns.  (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.

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N. Korea bars tourists from popular race over Ebola concerns

In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers wait for their luggage upon arrival at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, before closing its door for foreign visitors to visit the country in fear of the Ebola virus. Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

TOKYO (AP) — Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday.

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