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AIG Pays Millions in Bonuses, Asbestos Allegations at Smithsonian, Red Cross: 'Torture' at CIA Jails

POSTED: 10:38 AM ET, 03/16/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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AIG to Pay Millions in Bonuses » American International Group will award hundreds of millions of dollars in employee bonuses and retention pay, despite sharp criticism from Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. Meanwhile, the insurance giant unexpectedly released the names of dozens of trading partners it has paid using more than $75 billion in bailout funds. — Washington Post, New York Times

Employee, Museum at Odds Over Asbestos Risk » Richard Pullman has worked for the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for more than 27 years. As a lighting specialist, Pullman's job involves cutting into the building's walls to install exhibits. So when Pullman discovered that the museum's walls contain asbestos, he became entangled in a drawn-out dispute with Smithsonian officials over the potential dangers. — Washington Post

'Torture' at CIA Jails Detailed » The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of al-Qaeda captives "constituted torture," a finding that strongly implied that CIA interrogation methods violated international law. — Washington Post

Dodd's Real Estate Dealings » Questions over Sen. Christopher Dodd's real estate dealings have put an uncomfortable spotlight on the Senate Banking Committee chair, who has been battered by reports that he received favorable loan terms from mortgage giant Countrywide Financial. — Hartford Courant

After the jump...

» Federal Grand Jury Investigating Ala. AG (Montgomery Independent)
» U.S. to Toughen Finance Rules (WSJ)
» Report: Investigators Work to Freeze Mrs. Madoff's Assets (NY Post)
» IRS seeks $227M in back taxes from Stanford (Reuters)
» New York White-Collar Roundup (WSJ)
» Cheney, Bush Strongly Disagreed on Libby (WaPo)
» Senate's paper filing method under fire (Salt Lake Trib)
» If 'Earmark' Is a Dirty Word, Pennsylvanians Must Be Blushing (WaPo)
» U.S. Challenged On Sealing of Detainee Files (WaPo)

By Amanda Zamora |  March 16, 2009; 10:38 AM ET The Daily Read
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