New York City remains a trendsetter: Now D.C. is considering laws restricting the sales of sugary drinks.
- President Barack Obama's war on whistleblowers bears fruit: The former CIA officer who revealed the name of an interrogator to journalists pleads guilty, will be sentenced to 30 months in prison.
- Bill and Melinda Gates have given $500,000 to support gay marriage recognition in Washington State and $2 million to support an initiative allowing the foundation of charter schools.
- U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke told friends he will not likely serve a third term even if Obama wins re-election.
- The head of Italy's disaster management agency has resigned in protest over the country convicting seven colleagues of manslaughter for failing to predict earthquakes.
- The remnants of Curt Schilling's bankrupt video game company, which received millions from Rhode Island in a guaranteed loan, are being sold off.
- Perhaps sensing that there's really little difference between President Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's foreign policy plans, four million voters didn't wait for last night's debate before casting their ballots.
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