POLITICAL CORRUPTION MUSEUM COULD BECOME ALBANY TOURISM DRAW


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For a $12.50 or so “bribe,” visitors to the planned Museum of Political Corruption will get a tour of the state’s long history of crooked politicians, shady deals and backroom power brokers, as well as a chance to learn about individuals who have fought corruption and suggested solutions to the state’s chronic problem.

Political Corruption Museum Could Become Albany Tourism Draw

Iraq cleric pushes anti-corruption fight as protests flare


People shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in central Baghdad

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric called on the prime minister on Friday to “strike with an iron fist” against corruption, as fresh anti-government protests erupted in Baghdad and Basra.

Public anger at power cuts as temperatures soar past 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) and mismanagement of other services has triggered big protests in recent weeks in Baghdad and the southern oil city of Basra.

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