Those infamous Alaskan bridges to sparsely populated areas drew lots of criticism as egregious examples of pork. In response, Congress has pulled the earmarked funds for the bridges. But as Hillary Wicai reports, that doesn't mean taxpayers won't still be paying for them.
The UN is set to host a donors' conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, tomorrow in the wake of calls for more money to stop the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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