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The long serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, spent more than four years in prison on felony corruption charges and was forced to resign — twice. And now he is running again for mayor.
The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.
U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.
For the first time, rockets from Hamas caused damage in Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Reporter Daniel Estrin surveys a damaged home and asks Palestinians how they feel about getting caught in the crossfire.
Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.
World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at his home in Castleton, Va. He was 84. Robert Siegel spoke with Maazel about his life and career in 2009.