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  • Secret Political Donors Find Ways To Stay Anonymous
    Those hoping to sway the presidential election with anonymous donations to nonprofit political groups could find their names made public this fall after a pair of court rulings backed public disclosure. There are, however, ways to work around that.
  • Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows
    The sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation. Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.
  • Mineral-Rich Mongolia Rapidly Becoming 'Mine-golia'
    Mongolia is in the midst of a dramatic economic boom as huge mining operations look to reshape the country. Some predict Mongolia's GDP will double in a decade. But this economic overhaul could put further pressure on Mongolia's traditional way of life.
  • Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse
    Astronomy buffs in the western U.S. were treated to an eclipse known as the Ring of Fire over the weekend. Technically, it's an annular solar eclipse, during which time the moon passes between the earth and sun. The moon blocks out much of the sun's light and casts a giant shadow on the earth.
  • Your Stories Of Being Sick Inside The U.S. Health Care System
    Our call-out on Facebook for people to share their experiences of the health care system yielded close to 1,000 responses. From Oregon to Florida, respondents told wrenching tales of bankruptcies, medical errors, and treatment delayed or foregone because of cost.
  • Yahoo Sells Alibaba Shares, AMC Entertainment Sold
    Troubled Internet giant, Yahoo has announced it would sell back nearly half of its 40 percent stake in Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. And, the Wanda Group has agreed to purchase AMC Entertainment for more than $2.5 billion.
  • Ex-Goldman Director Faces Insider Trading Trial
    Prosecutors say Rajat Gupta, a former member of the board of Goldman Sachs, passed on information about Goldman to billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, who is in prison for insider trading. Jury selection gets underway Monday.
  • Nasdaq Chairman Apologizes For Facebook Glitch
    The chairman of Nasdaq issued a public apology after a glitch delayed the start of Facebook trading Friday. And over the weekend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend.
  • NATO Reconfirms Afghan War Will End Responsibly
    NATO commanders say the mantra of the Afghan alliance has been "in together, out together." That means keeping combat forces in the country through 2014 — even though some member countries like France plan to bring their troops home sooner.
  • Politicians Disagree On Fix To U.S. Economy
    Members of the G8 were at Camp David, Md., over the weekend, debating how to speed up the world economy. At the same time, U.S. officials are debating ways to promote economic growth versus cutting back.

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