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HSBC TO PAY $1.9BILLION. Money Laundering Investigation.
This forfeiture by the financial giant would be the largest in a case involving a bank.

MILITARY CUTS. Part of Budget Negotiations.
House Democrats and Republicans seek substantial reductions in defense spending to avoid falling off that fiscal cliff.

DICTATOR MORSI. Is Democracy Not Possible?
It should come as no surprise that heavy-handed rule has a long history in Egypt, as well as in this entire region.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH. Colorado Governor Declares Pot Legal.
Saying that voters were loud and clear when they approved the constitutional amendment, the governor issues an executive order.

OBAMACARE'S SMALL FEE. Price of Health Care Overhaul.
Each person will pay $63 and health plans are likely to pass it along to workers.