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The Two-Way
2:33 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR has confirmed.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:50 pm

Updated at 3:17 p.m. ET

The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR's Carrie Johnson has confirmed.

A person familiar with the case tells Carrie that a decision has been made to go forward with a prosecution.

"It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge," Carrie says.

The case is being handled by the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section in Washington, she adds.

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The Two-Way
1:45 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

The pizza lobby tries to influence things like school lunches and the calorie labels that go on the pies.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 4:51 pm

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here on the blog.

This week, we bring you four reads that illuminate a bit of history or pieces of regulation you may not have known about.

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The Two-Way
1:19 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:16 pm

Three men, two from Vietnam and one from Canada, who allegedly participated in a scheme to harvest a billion email addresses have been charged in what the Department of Justice describes as the largest data breach in the history of the Internet.

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The Two-Way
1:18 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Mayor: 3 Ferguson Employees Linked To Racist Emails No Longer With Department

Three Ferguson, Mo., employees who were responsible for emails that contained disparaging references to President Obama and African-Americans are no longer employed by the city, Mayor James Knowles tells The Associated Press.

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The Two-Way
1:13 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

The parent company of NBC, Comcast, has turned to a familiar figure to lead the network's troubled news division, naming Andrew Lack as chairman to shore up its credibility, its finances and its stability.

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