Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Opinionator | Fixes: Turning Education Upside Down :: "Flipped schools," where students watch video lessons at home and do "homework" in class, are showing early promise in improving learning.

Opinionator: Anger Can Be Power :: Many Republican voters are convinced that their political opponents are trying to destroy their way of life.

FRANCE: Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour hits French screens after six-months of controversy ::

FRANCE - INDIA - QATAR: France admits India Rafale deal unlikely this year ::

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 ::

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.

Ultimate Frisbee Goes Pro :: Disc warriors fling hippie past as they launch a professional league and cross over into SportsCenter,9171,2153105,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Art Review: 'The Armory Show at 100' Looks Back at a Revolution :: "The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution" looks at the impact that an exhibition in 1913 had on artists and critics.

The Creative Mid-Life: Yo-Yo Ma and the Mind Game of Music :: From child prodigy to genre-crossing star, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about a life of creating music and the tradeoffs that come with it.

Scott Carpenter, One of the Original Seven Astronauts, Is Dead at 88 :: Mr. Carpenter's flight into space was in May 1962. Before the first mission to orbit the Earth, in February that same year, he famously told another astronaut, "Godspeed, John Glenn."

Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum at the Botanical Garden :: Chrysanthemums are given royal treatment in "Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden" at the New York Botanical Garden.

Books of The Times: Stanley Crouch's 'Kansas City Lightning,' on Charlie Parker :: Stanley Crouch's extended riff on Charlie Parker is less a standard biography and more an exploration of aesthetics and ideas, about America in the first half of the 20th century and black intellect and feeling.

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature :: Ms. Munro, a Canadian author, was honored for work that explores the relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory.

The State Worker: San Jose mayor says he'll file pension initiative language soon - Fresno Bee ::

Matter: Elephants Get the Point of Pointing, Study Shows :: New research suggests elephants understand human pointing, an ability limited to a select few in the animal kingdom.

Pogue's Posts Blog: T-Mobile Hands Consumers a Pleasant Shocker :: T-Mobile's plan to eliminate international roaming charges is bold and transparent. And it suggests that we've been paying those insane charges for nothing.


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