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Turns out almost 70 percent of the world's nations are seriously corrupt

For 20 years, Transparency International has kept us informed about corruption around the world.   Every year, the group quantifies these harms in its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks nations and territories and assigns each a corruption score. This year's CPI found that 69 percent of the world's countries are seriously corrupt or worse. Regionally, Eastern Europe and Central Asia ranked the worse, Western Europe and the EU the best. Here are the winners and losers from the CPI 2013.

Don't be a dictator: Obama edition

Voters twice elected US President Barack Obama — who promised to roll back key policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush — to much fanfare and optimism. But the president has continued, or even expanded, some of Bush's most controversial policies, disappointing many of his supporters.
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