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Secret Persuasion: How Big Campaign Donors Stay Anonymous

Tax-exempt social welfare groups have become the vehicle of choice for big political contributions.

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A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

After more than 50 years, Bill Baker returns to the island in an effort to analyze his life.

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