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Air pollution has reached extreme levels in the French capital, prompting the government to take desperate measures; an American pastor is partly to blame for the passing of Uganda's anti-gay law; meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street organizers have launched a political party. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government knew back in 2008 that Barclays was filing false reports about Libor, the interest rate that international banks charge one another for short-term loans, according to documents released Friday.

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The Occupy Wall Street protests are making more than just a splash; LGBT activists join the Occupy Wall Street protests to assert their rights; meanwhile, a secret panel places Americans on a "kill list." These discoveries and more after the jump.

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In his first essay for New York Magazine since quitting The New York Times last spring, Frank Rich thoughtfully details Barack Obama's failure to push back against the financial wheeler-dealers who drove the country to the brink of ruin (more).

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How do you foreclose on a home when you can’t figure out who owns it because the original mortgage is part of a derivatives package that has been sliced and diced so many ways that its legal ownership is often unrecognizable?The Titanic that is the U.S. housing market has just sprung its biggest leak.

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