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Rigging LIBOR: Banking scandal hits home (literally)

Correspondent Robert Smith discovered an obscure but critical interest rate when he took out a mortgage. Now the world is learning how that rate was manipulated.
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Howard & Kojo: LGBT In The Workplace

Nine out of ten Americans believe there's a federal law prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender people. No such law exists, but recent court and agency decisions are moving in that direction.

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Tax Breaks For Tech In The District

The District is offering a $32.5 million tax deal to keep LivingSocial local, and while critics say it's a giveaway, others say it's key to nurturing a nascent tech industry.

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How Unemployment Has Dragged On, In Three Charts

As unemployment comes down, the long-term unemployed aren't benefitting as much. Long-term unemployment in 3 graphics.
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Just 80,000 Jobs Added In June; Unemployment Rate Stays At 8.2 Percent

Economists had been expecting slightly better job growth. The jobless rate has been above 8 percent since February 2009. The report adds to evidence that the economy is slowing again.
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Britain Unveils Europe's Tallest Building

London is home to Europe's tallest building called The Shard. It sort of looks like a giant shard of glass. It stands out in the city which has a relatively low skyline.
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U.N. Human Rights Council Backs Internet Freedom

The main human rights body of the United Nations is backing a landmark resolution that states people have a right to freedom of expression on the Internet. The resolution got nearly universal support — even from countries that censor the Internet.
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Why The Barclays Scandal Affects More Than Britain

The Planet Money team digs into the rate-setting scandal engulfing the British bank Barclays. Emails reveal bank employees were shockingly casual and explicit in their communications about manipulating one of the key financial benchmarks in the global economy.

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