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"The Chief put the Chinese Wall up on me when I asked who would be in charge of interviewing the victims. He said that I didn't need to know and wouldn't say anything more about the case.

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He was glad that his son liked the same things he did, especially fishing. His kid was a regular chip off the old block.

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"This place is all about chop and change. You'll be told to do it one way one day and the exact opposite the next. The computer programs change fast as well," Christian said to the new girl.

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The two girls were so close you couldn't get a cigarette paper in between them.

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"We have to stop the killers. In order to do that, we have to circle the wagons and get all the departments working together," Sergeant Jennings said.

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Business was looking up. With their top competitor circling the drain, there was nothing to stop them from making some serious money.

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"That guy is a class act. I've been watching his show for years and I've never been disappointed," Megan told Kurt.

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Now that her doctor had given her a(n) clean bill of health, she could return to work and finish her project.

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He made a clean break from the gang and was now in college and had a good part-time job.

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"I am not worried about the investigators checking me out," he said. "My hands are clean."

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