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The numbers for August 29, 2013: Dollar signs, revealed

$52.6 billion

A leaked report of American intelligence spending shows a sharp increase in top secret budget requests since 2001, and a growing investment in both defensive and offensive cyber operations. (WP)

$765 million

Former pro football players and the NFL reached a tentative deal to settle claims over concussion-related brain injuries. The money will go to compensate players and medical research. (ESPN)

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