Today's must reads include an interview with a mercenary in Timbuktu; Qaddafi's control of water pipelines; and how a US government policy to arm Mexican gangs may have backfired.
Spitzer lawsuit: The two executives, William Gilman and Edward McNenney, worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and were the target of a prosecution by Spitzer when he was attorney general of New York.
Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, penned a parable about a country that looks very much like the US. Its title? "Basically, it's over."
A predominately white segment of America sees the incident as further evidence that the country is becoming a post-racial society. Many blacks disagree.
Write an inaugural speech for Obama, learn where the real dragons live, listen to Bonnaroo in the dead of winter, and more.
Tuesday, after invoking Kosovo to recognize two separatist republics, Russia changed its tack.