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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Politics of Health and Faith: Why Obama Altered Course on Contraception

The Politics of Health and Faith: Why Obama Altered Course on Contraception


The Politics of Health and Faith: Why Obama Altered Course on Contraception

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

The Politics of Health and Faith: Why Obama Altered Course on Contraception

In Greece, the Growing Shadow of the Dreaded Drachma

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 10:50 AM PST

Some Greeks speak fondly of the old currency but almost everyone knows that a return to it would mean immediate poverty -- and the resurrection of a venal kind of politics

Is the Polygamist Leader Preparing His Flock for Doomsday?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 10:30 AM PST

At one point, he seemed to be on death's door, but now Warren Jeffs appears to have recovered enough to issue edicts and orders to thousands who remain faithful

The Beginning of the End for No Child Left Behind

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

President Obama granted 10 states relief from the strictest requirements of No Child Left Behind on Thursday, in a move he said combines "greater freedom with greater responsibility."

Vive la Différence: Why American Kids Are Brats

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

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Could Arming Syria's Rebels Bring an End to the Country's Suffering?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

All Western interventions in messy civil wars on distant shores seem impossible until they become inevitable.

A Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

Mice are not men, so let's not get too excited yet, but scientists have discovered that an existing cancer drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in rodents

Foreclosure Settlement: Just Who Qualifies for the $26 Billion Deal?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

The deal does mean that, for the first time, many distressed homeowners can take steps toward getting some tangible relief.

Icelanders Avoid Inbreeding Through Online Incest Database

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

When you live in an isolated nation with a population roughly the size of Pittsburgh, accidentally lusting after a cousin is an all-too-real possibility.

Women In Combat: Military Changes Gender Rules

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

Women are still banned from key infantry, armor and special operations units, leaving many advocates unimpressed.

As Another Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates, China Declares "War" on Tibetan Protesters

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

While the Chinese government has acknowledged some of the self-immolations, coverage of both the incidents themselves and the desperation that drives them is scant.

Spain: Why 'Superjudge' Baltasar Garzon Is Being Punished

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 10:50 AM PST

One of the world's top crusaders against human-rights violations has been banned from the bench for 11 years. And his legal troubles aren't over

Best Cars for the Least Money Are Made by...Kia?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 11:05 AM PST

In a study evaluating the total costs of owning a car -- including initial price, as well as likely fuel expenditures and expected maintenance and depreciation -- Kia has been crowned

Will Austerity Derail Europe's Clean-Energy Movement?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 10:50 AM PST

In Europe, budget tightening has forced governments to cut back on green-energy projects. Can the solar and wind industries survive without hefty subsidies?

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