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Matt Taibbi | Chase Isn’t the Only Bank in Trouble
Matt Taibbi. (photo: Rolling Stone)
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Taibbi writes: “There are multiple scandals blowing up right now, including a whole set of ominous legal cases that could result in punishments so extreme that they might significantly alter the long-term future of the financial services sector.”

Bill de Blasio Takes Back New York
Leslie Savan, The Nation
Savan reports: “The twenty-year Republican reign over one of nation’s most liberal cities has officially come to an end: Bill de Blasio, a true progressive, will be the next mayor of New York City.”

Republicans Question Future as Christie Sets Up 2016 Bid
Ed Pilkington, Dan Roberts, Guardian UK
Pilkington and Roberts report: “Chris Christie used his decisive re-election to the governorship of New Jersey to present himself to American voters as a politician devoted to finding common ground between warring factions.”

Casinos, Pot, Secession Among US Ballot Measures
Associated Press
Excerpt: “Voters across the country faced ballot measures Tuesdayranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston’s iconic Astrodome. Here’s a look at some of the questions.”

Protesters Gather Around the World for Million Mask March
Ben Quinn, Guardian UK
Quinn reports: “Demonstrations in more than 400 cities had been planned as part of the event – billed as the ‘Million Mask March’ – that coincided with Guy Fawkes Day.”

Russia to Transfer Detained Greenpeace Activists
Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times
Myers reports: “Russia, unexpectedly and without explanation, is preparing to transfer 30 crew members of a Greenpeace International ship from a detention center in the far northern city of Murmansk to a jail in St. Petersburg.”