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Afghan Interpreters Who Helped US Troops Denied Visas

Gov't says they're not facing 'serious threat'

(Newser) - An increasing number of Afghan interpreters who worked with US troops for years during the war are being denied US visas, because the government doesn't think their lives are in serious danger. Think again, the interpreters tell the Washington Post . "There are tons of [Taliban members] in my... More »

Banks Scuttle SIV Bailout

BoA, Citi and JP Morgan drop subprime fix over lack of interest

(Newser) - The three banks charged by Treasury with setting up a fund to bail out investments threatened by the subprime mess are abandoning the project, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citigroup, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase had been working since September on the plan to rescue structured investment vehicles,... More »

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