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Lawmakers Blast Pentagon's Terror Futures Market Plan

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Lawmakers Blast Pentagon's Terror Futures Market Plan

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Lawmakers Blast Pentagon's Terror Futures Market Plan

Lawmakers Blast Pentagon's Terror Futures Market Plan

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The Pentagon drops a program to create a futures market that would have allowed investors to profit by correctly predicting political events and Mideast terrorist attacks. Lawmakers, who say they were never told of the plan, denounce the idea and say they will examine future Pentagon budget proposals more closely to root out any other "clever ideas." Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.