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Government likely to open criminal probe into NSA leaks: officials By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration is likely to open a criminal investigation into the leaking of highly classified documents that revealed the secret surveillance of Americans' telephone and email traffic, U.S. officials said on Friday... ...Read More »
Court martial probes motivation of WikiLeaks soldier By Ian Simpson

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The court-martial of the U.S. soldier accused of the biggest ever leak of U.S. secrets focused on Tuesday on his motives for giving classified data to the WikiLeaks website and prosecutors sought to show how he discussed his acts with others.... ...Read More »
School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy By Stephanie Simon

(Reuters) - A $100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents.

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Former Goldman banker settles SEC 'pay-to-play' charges By Lisa Lambert and Jonathan Stempel

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investment banker has agreed to a five-year securities industry ban and a record fine to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he broke rules against influence peddling to... ...Read More »
Bankia compensation qualms signal loss of faith in Spain's banks By Sonya Dowsett

MADRID (Reuters) - Many duped savers at Spanish lender Bankia <BKIA.MC> are shunning a state-supervised compensation scheme in favor of expensive lawsuits, prolonging a mis-selling scandal and complicating efforts to restore faith in the banking system.

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Bankia compensation qualms signal loss of faith in Spain's banks By Sonya Dowsett

MADRID (Reuters) - Many duped savers at Spanish lender Bankia <BKIA.MC> are shunning a state-supervised compensation scheme in favor of expensive lawsuits, prolonging a mis-selling scandal and complicating efforts to restore faith in the banking system.

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Factbox: The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Reuters) - Malmo in Sweden was hosting the grand final of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.

Here are some facts about the contest:

* The first contest took place in 1956. It was originally conceived in Monaco by Marcel Bezencon and based on the Italian Sa... ...Read More »
Factbox: The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Reuters) - Malmo in Sweden is to host the grand final of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.

Here are some facts about song contest:

* The first contest took place in 1956. It was originally conceived in Monaco by Marcel Bezencon and based on the Italian Sa... ...Read More »
Insight: Dimon has big say over who serves on JPMorgan board By Nadia Damouni, David Henry and Ross Kerber

(Reuters) - For years, JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and other executives have hand-picked new directors, in a practice that is now unusual for a major U.S. bank.

The JPMorgan board's governance comm... ...Read More »
INSIGHT-Dimon has big say over who serves on JPMorgan board By Nadia Damouni, David Henry and Ross Kerber

(Reuters) - For years, JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and other executives have hand-picked new directors, in a practice that is now unusual for a major U.S. bank.

The JPMorgan board's g... ...Read More »
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