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Feds Sue Jon Corzine Over MF Global Collapse

Federal regulators have filed civil charges against former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine in connection with the failure of his commodities firm, MF Global. The government says Corzine failed to stop the firm from dipping into customer funds during a financial crisis in October 2011.
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Defense Officials Indicate NSA Leaks Have Had Consequences

Washington is still trying to determine how much damage has been done as a result of Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA surveillance. Snowden allegedly encrypted the files he took with him, but some officials fear Chinese or Russian intelligence services gained access to Snowden's computers.
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In Phoenix, 'Zombie' Subdivisions Rise From The Dead

During the Great Recession, whole neighborhoods in Phoenix were left half-built or mostly vacant. But now developers are buying these lots to keep up with the high demand for housing. The market isn't where it should be, but it's better than it was two years ago, one real estate agent says.
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Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1

The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to double on Monday. Policymakers in Washington could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. If they don't agree on a plan soon, 7 million students expected to take out new Stafford loans could be stuck with a much bigger bill.
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Economists Have A One-Page Solution To Climate Change

Tax fossil fuels in proportion to the amount of carbon they release. That's it; that's the whole plan.
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For A Mom, Learning To Accept A Gay Son Was 'Nonnegotiable'

When Connie Casey learned her adolescent son was gay, she blamed herself and sent him to conversion therapy for several years. But when Samuel, now 22, went away to college, Connie says, she realized that "it was time to take a look at everything that I'd ever been taught to believe."
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Senate's Immigration Joy Could Turn To Ashes In House

There's enough recent evidence to suggest that strong bipartisan support for legislation in the Senate doesn't necessarily lead to a similar result in the House.
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Regulators File Charges Against Corzine Over MF Global Debacle

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says Jon Corzine failed to keep money that belonged to the brokerage's customers from unlawfully being used to cover MF Global's obligations.
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Inspector General Changes Tune On IRS Scandal

The IRS inspector general now has a different account of what investigators knew about the ideologies of the groups that underwent extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.
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Senate Approves Sweeping Immigration Overhaul, In Final Vote

In addition to putting millions of immigrants who entered the United States illegally on a path to citizenship, the bill includes measures that would punish employers who take advantage of immigrant workers, as well as provisions for border security. It remains to be seen how the immigration bill will be greeted in the House of Representatives.

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