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    Is this "as" to mean "when" or "because"? And also does the dash right before it function as a detailed description?

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    ex)...The plaintiffs of the class-action suit included a detail of seven African-American Secret Service agents who sat waiting for an hour for their breakfast while their white colleagues at the next table were served promptly - as they were all on their way to provide security for a visiti by President Clinton to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis...

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    Re: as

    It would be "because," not "when." Personally, however, I think it reads better with "since," instead of "as" or "because."

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