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12:17pm

Mon September 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Earthly Clay Deposits Said To Debunk Ancient Oceans Of Mars

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:45 pm

One way to study distant Mars is to look for analogues here on Earth.

After all, the two worlds are similar in many ways — they both are what planetary astronomers called "rocky" (as opposed to gaseous Jupiter or Saturn), and they both have water.

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11:02am

Mon September 10, 2012
The Two-Way

FBI Arrests Trenton Mayor Over Corruption Probe

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, left, is driven in custody into the federal courthouse in Trenton, N.J. on Monday.
Mel Evans AP

The FBI arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city today, accusing him of corruption related to a bribery scandal.

The FBI alleges Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, accepted thousands of dollars in exchange for influence over a parking garage project. Federal authorities also arrested Mack's brother and a supporter.

NPR's Carrie Johnson filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Federal prosecutors accuse all three men of taking part in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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8:52am

Mon September 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed in Yemen

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 9:03 am

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's second-in-command has been killed in Yemen, a government website reports.

Saudi national Saeed al-Shehri was killed in the Hadramawt area of southern Yemen along with six other militants, according to the website and ministry of defense officials quoted by the BBC.

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8:01am

Mon September 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Campaign Tops Team Romney In August Fundraising

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:30 am

President Obama edged out Mitt Romney in the all-important quest for campaign cash in the crucial final weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

The president and the Democratic National Committee raised $114 million last month, versus Romney and the Republican National Committee's take of $111 million.

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7:27am

Mon September 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Government To Sell Controlling Interest In Bailed-Out AIG

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 7:59 am

Remember the dark days of 2008 when insurer American International Group Inc., better known as AIG, nearly collapsed under the weight of the mortgage crisis before Washington rode to the rescue to the tune of $182 billion?

Then there was the public outrage when AIG executives got millions in bonuses after receiving the largest of all of the Wall Street bailouts.

Since then, the New York-based insurance giant has been essentially a government-owned enterprise, with Uncle Sam holding a controlling share.

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