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Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.'s_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.'s_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.'s_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.'s_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.'s_Most_Popular

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's prison death ruled suicide - The Globe and Mail ::

Tchaikovsky was gay, Putin says, which proves Russians not homophobic - The Globe and Mail ::

Tchaikovsky was gay, Putin says, which proves Russians not homophobic - The Globe and Mail ::

Elton: I will be using a Stannah stairlift by the time my kids are 15! Singer talks of ... - Daily Mail ::

Major blow to party bosses on the eve of TUC and Labour conferences - Daily Mail ::

Ronald H. Coase, 'Accidental' Economist Who Won a Nobel Prize, Dies at 102 :: Professor Coase was a law professor whose papers on why companies work and when government regulation is unnecessary influenced modern economics.

Key Players in Syrian Civil War ::

New iPhone Event Set for Sept. 10 ::

New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge Handles First Rush Hours ::

Sharks Absent, Swimmer, 64, Strokes From Cuba to Florida :: The endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, on Monday became the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, Fla., without a shark cage.

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.'s_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.

10 Questions for John Mayer :: Singer-songwriter John Mayer on throat surgery, his new album, life in Montana and the DIY music industry,9171,2150619,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Martin Luther King Jr: Architect of the 21st Century :: With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who've shaped modern America,9171,2149610,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.'s_Most_Popular

Charlie Munger: Lessons From an Investing Giant - Wall Street Journal (blog) ::

TIME 100 Persons Of The Century :: We've wrapped up our selection of the most influential people of the 20th century. Here is our complete list,9171,991227,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.'s_Most_Popular


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