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Money laundering scandal rocks Vatican Bank

VATICAN CITY – This is no ordinary bank: The ATMs are in Latin. Priests use a private entrance. A life-size portrait of Pope Benedict XVI hangs on the wall. Nevertheless, the Institute for Religious Works is a bank, and it’s under harsh new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations…

FBI releases files on Ted Kennedy death threats

WASHINGTON — The FBI released 2,200 pages of documents Monday from its files on Edward Kennedy detailing death threats made against the late senator in the decades after the assassinations of his two brothers. The murders of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Senator Bobby Kennedy nearly five years…