Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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David Cameron hints he wants to cut the top rate of income tax to 40 per cent - ::

Alleged 'revenge porn' Web site operator arrested in California - CNET ::

10 things billionaires won't tell you - ::

More than 100 seal pups found washed up and away from their mothers - Daily Mail ::

Well: Acid-Suppressing Drugs Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency :: A study finds that prolonged use of the drugs can lead to anemia, neurological problems or dementia.

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

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

Faux Pas? Obama Poses for Selfie at Mandela Memorial ::

Top 10 Overpaid Actors in 2013 ::

Police officer crashes patrol car into £250000 Ferrari in U-turn fail - Metro ::

Samsung's $40,000 TV Channels Hilarious Amazon Reviews ::

Why Buffett Is Not The World's Best Value Investor - The Guru Investor ::

Op-Ed Columnist: The Berkeley Model :: A look at the elite California university raises broader questions about education and the middle class.

More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk :: The research was met with a mixed reaction, as there is disagreement among scientists about whether omega-6 fatty acids are harmful.

My Story: Even Superwoman Can Have Back Problems :: Watch your back! If it's not a Yorkiepoo, don't even try to lift it.

ScienceTake: In a Bird's Nest, an Animal Behavior Puzzle :: When scientists looked closely at the war between chalk-browed mockingbirds and shiny cowbirds, they found something unexpected.

Real Basketball Moms of Kentucky :: Overaggressive parents hollering from the stands have become a cliché, but some Kentucky moms have turned parental cheering into an art form — and, they hope, a business.

Editorial: Bob Dylan's Discordant Notes :: Days before he was given the Legion of Honor, a complaint was filed against him for violating a law that restricts free speech.

Health Care Exchange Is Vastly Improved, Users Say :: The technical errors that had bedeviled visitors to the site for weeks seemed to have been tamed, and applicants were finally selecting health care plans under the Affordable Care Act.

New York State Hospital Data Exposes Big Markups, and Odd Bargains :: As part of an effort to make health care pricing more transparent, the State Health Department released an online trove of hospitals' median charges and costs for 1,400 conditions and procedures from 2009 to 2011.

Before the Battles and the Protests, the Chains :: Alabama's capital is dotted with markers commemorating aspects of the civil rights movement and the Civil War, but until now very few had taken note of the city's role in the slave trade.

Op-Ed Columnist: Thinking for the Future :: What modes of thought will be most valuable in a future economy defined by machine intelligence?

Op-Docs: '35 and Single' :: An Argentine woman shares her intimate search for love and answers: must she settle down or remain a free spirit in order to be happy?

Eleanor Parker, 91, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dies :: Ms. Parker, an elegant, ladylike film actress, had her most recognizable role as the Baroness who loves Christopher Plummer's character in "The Sound of Music."


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