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Russian tourists typically flock to the luxury ski resort of Megeve in the French Alps, but the weak ruble has kept them away this year. Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.

President Obama has said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline project, which passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Historically, political scientists say, 90 percent of veto threats are issued behind the scenes, but Obama has issued nine veto threats so far — in public. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

The Vatican Bank is "essentially an offshore bank in the middle of a foreign country," says Gerald Posner. Above is an aerial view of St. Peter's basilica in Vatican City. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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