Friday, October 4, 2013

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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

25 Years Later, Cops Reopen Missing Child Case ::

Casey Kasem's Children Fight Step-Mom to See Their Father ::

Tired of Brushing? New Toothbrush Claims to Clean Teeth in 6 Seconds ::

Bigfoot Footage Screened as Experts Claim Proof of Existence ::

Mia Farrow's Son Ronan May Have Been Fathered By Sinatra ::

Man's 'Horrific' Infection Sparks Seawater Warning ::

Opinionator | Fixes: Who Will Heal the Doctors? :: Some of the most poignant reader insights on my previous column came from doctors, and their words revealed a deep sense of betrayal.

Economic Scene: Why the Health Care Law Scares the G.O.P. :: The vehemence of the Tea Party aside, Republican efforts to derail the Affordable Care Act aren't entirely irrational. It's a threat to their party.

Phys Ed: How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts :: A new study suggests that exercise simply feels harder when your brain is tired, so you quit earlier, even though objectively your muscles are still somewhat fresh.

Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews :: Rapid assimilation is sweeping through every branch of Judaism except the Orthodox, according to the results of a major survey.

Op-Ed Columnist: Our Democracy Is at Stake :: The future of how we govern ourselves is on the line, and majority rule is still majority rule.

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.

U.S. Fiscal Feud Sees No Heroes as Voters Assess Blame - Bloomberg ::

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

T Magazine: Travel Diary | The Intoxicating, Tradition-Steeped Charm of New Orleans :: In spite of its difficulties, the Big Easy has hung on to its seductive authenticity. It's still ripe for discovery, for transplants and locals alike.

Well: Can You Read People's Emotions? :: The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test" measures a person's ability to understand others' emotional states.

Taking Note: Closing the Government to Save Face :: The Republicans' crusade, ostensibly about dismantling health care reform, is really about showing angry constituents that they're willing to fight.

Exhibition Review: Edgar Allan Poe Exhibition Opens at the Morgan :: The Morgan Library & Museum, in its "Edgar Allan Poe" exhibition, includes personal items from Poe's life, as well as some of his original manuscripts.

High & Low Finance: After Fraud, Regulators Go After a Bank :: A government action against TD Bank, brought in connection with a customer's Ponzi scheme, is noteworthy because it is so rare.


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