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  • Among Pakistanis, Perception Of U.S. Aid Varies
    A study released this week by the Center for Global Development found widespread Pakistani discontent with U.S. aid. The U.S. has spent more than $20 billion on the country over the past decade, but many Pakistanis fault the pace of the spending while others note that most of the aid goes to the country's military.
  • S.D. Floodwaters Will Rise When Corps Opens Dams
    Floodwaters around Pierre, S.D., are creeping up, and they're about to get much higher. The dams along the Missouri River can't hold back a massive surge of water spurred by record rains in Montana. The Army Corps of Engineers is about to open those dams to record flows. Residents are moving to higher ground.
  • Pentagon Papers, Minus 11 Words, To Be Released
    The Pentagon Papers that were leaked four decades ago by Daniel Ellsberg have been formally declassified. They will be released in their entirety this month — except for 11 words. Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John Prados of the National Security Archive about what is still a secret.
  • Hulu To Distribute Miramax Films
    Miramax Films has a new deal with Hulu to digitally distribute its vast library of films. It includes Oscar winners like Shakespeare in Love and Good Will Hunting — as well as cult favorites like "Kill Bill" and Clerks.
  • 'Submarine' Examines Teenage Boy's Coming Of Age
    In Hollywood, now is the time summer blockbusters start being released. But some good smaller films work their way into the mix too. The coming of age story, Submarine, may be one of the best.
  • Romney Tries Again To Be GOP Presidential Nominee
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney traveled to New Hampshire Thursday to make his 2012 presidential campaign official. Romney says President Obama has failed the United States.
  • New Portugal Government To Deal With Economy
    The people of Portugal vote in an election Sunday to choose a new government to replace the one that collapsed over its unpopular austerity program. Portugal is deeply in debt, and has promised to make unpopular changes in welfare and labor policies in return for a massive bailout by the IMF and the European Union.
  • Online Coupon Seller Groupon Files For IPO
    The group coupon advertiser filed paperwork for an initial public offering Thursday. Groupon is actually losing money, but it hopes investors will ignore that and pay hundreds of millions of dollars for its shares.
  • China To Make Mastering Cyberwarfare A Priority
    China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyberspying campaign targeting the Google email accounts of top U.S. officials, military personnel and journalists. In an op-ed in a party-run newspaper, two strategists from the Chinese military, without mentioning Google's recent claims, wrote that China must make mastering cyberwarfare a military priority as the Internet becomes the crucial battleground for opinion and intelligence.
  • Aging Card Technology Drives Rise In Credit Fraud
    According to one survey, nearly a third of American consumers reported problems in the past five years, especially with debit cards. More secure systems have been used in Europe for 20 years.

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