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Major Banks Agree To Pay More Than $5 Billion Over Currency Fixing

Five major banks, including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, have agreed to plead guilty and pay fines to charges that they manipulated the foreign currency market.

U.S. Releases Documents From 2011 Osama Bin Laden Raid

U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday released a collection of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Fall Of Ramadi Highlights 'Fundamental Failure' Of U.S. Strategy In Iraq

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, about how the U.S. miscalculated the vulnerability of Ramadi, Iraq, to takeover by the self-declared Islamic State.

ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.

An Author Of Paper About Changing Minds On Gay Marriage Seeks Retraction

The paper, published in Science, suggested conversations could increase support for same-sex marriage. Researchers who tried to replicate the study say the data were not collected as described.

I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.

Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.

Nebraska Lawmakers Move Step Closer To Repealing Death Penalty

The vote in the Republican-controlled unicameral Legislature was 32-15 — enough support to override a threatened veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Looks Good Enough To Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

Aficionados of fine weed describe the effects as if they're talking about vintage wine. But how to know which medicinal or recreational strain to choose? This field guide cuts through the haze.

Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

Emails from informal adviser Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton says he's just an old friend.