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    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

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    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

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    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

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    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a> and <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Cayuga Creek rushes along following a massive snow storm in Lancaster, New York. | (REUTERS/Mark Blinch) A worker uses a metal cutter as others carry away dismantled parts of decommissioned Indian Navy Ship INS Vikrant at a ship-breaking yard in Mumbai. | (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui) Mountains are reflected in a small lake in the Austrian village of Seefeld. | (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) A boy poses for a photo with a Christmas tree made up of the Japanese Manga character Doraemon at a shopping mall in Singapore. | (REUTERS/Edgar Su) Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia performs during a gala…
  • 10 things you need to know today: November 28, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    1. OPEC rejects pressure to reduce production, sending oil prices plummetingOil prices dropped by 7 percent to $69 per barrel on Thursday, the lowest level since May 2010. The dive came after OPEC announced that it was leaving production levels unchanged, dashing expectations that the group of leading oil exporters would slash production to boost prices. Saudi Arabia pushed to keep production levels steady despite pressure from Russia, Nigeria, and Venezuela, which need higher prices to bolster their economies.
  • Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 is the perfect way to make millennials hate politics even more

    By Bonnie Kristian
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This was not a banner year for youth voter participation. To be fair, off-year elections never are, but this year's mere 12 percent participation rate of voters under 30 is about more than midterm ennui. Rather, it's part of a larger trend of millennial disenchantment with the Washington establishment in both major parties — a trend that is primed to kick into high gear if we have a Bush vs. Clinton contest in 2016.Unfortunately, that contest is not so difficult to imagine. While Jeb Bush, brother of George W. and former governor of Florida, has yet to declare his candidacy, his son…
  • The Bible-Constitution connection

    By The Week Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Texas' State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks that say the U.S. Constitution was based on the Bible. A group of university professors complains that the textbooks are filled with "inventions and exaggerations" about Christianity's influence on the Founding Fathers, but board chairwoman Barbara Cargill said students will now learn about the country's "rich religious heritage." More
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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  • How to stop Black Thursday -- and still score that big screen

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The "black" in Black Friday has a history extending back 70 years, but today it refers to two things: the black ink in ledger books as many retailers finally become profitable for the year, and the mourning by retail sales employees who lose a once-cherished day off from work. Now, hourly grunts are lucky if they have to work only on the day after Thanksgiving.Around 2011, large retailers started pushing Black Friday back to midnight, meaning their workers had to show up at about 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Now, Black Friday is eating into Thanksgiving dinner. Walmart, the nation's largest…
  • The lessons of Japan's latest recession

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Japan is back in one of its all-too-familiar slumps, said John Cassidy at The New Yorker. The world's third-largest economy slipped into a recession last week, its fourth since the financial crisis, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to dissolve the Diet and call a snap election. It's "a risky but justified gambit," since an electoral victory later this month will give him a mandate to continue his so-called Abenomics stimulus policies. A three-pronged approach launched in 2012 to lift the Japanese economy out of two decades of stagnation, Abenomics has undeniably worked. Billions in…
  • Why the poor can't catch a break on Thanksgiving

    By Sarah Jaffe
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    "Black Friday" is known for its big markdowns and big crowds — will it be known for big protests too?The worker organization OUR Walmart hopes so. To draw attention to the work that retail employees are asked to do on Thanksgiving, they are, for the third year in a row, designating the day after the holiday as a day of protest. Why not use the nation's largest retailer's most profitable 24 hours against it?As more and more companies have begun extending Black Friday into Thanksgiving Thursday itself, workers at major retailers have also begun to push back against the demand that they...
  • Man and uber man: Do startup CEOs have to be jerks?

    By Suzanne McGee
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Want to be a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur? You may want to practice being a jerk.I know; I know. There's that old mantra that correlation isn't causation. But over time, an awful lot of correlation adds up to a pretty convincing pattern. And right now, the overlap between "jerk" and "Silicon Valley success story" is looking fairly large.This week, it's Uber grabbing the headlines, for rather dramatic reasons. The high-flying ride-sharing company — estimated value $18 billion and, until this week, climbing by the day — has stirred plenty of controversy in the past. Now...
  • Could economics benefit from computer science thinking?

    By Nathan Collins
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Economists are sometimes content asking whether or not a banking system could be stable or a market could continue to grow. But they and other scientists could benefit from a computational view that asks not just whether the right conditions exist but also how hard it is to find them, according to a commentary published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The "how hard?" question is about computational complexity, says Christos Papadimitriou, a University of California-Berkeley computer scientist and the commentary's author. "Nature, [people] — they are doing some kind...
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Sylvan Esso's 6 favorite songs from growing up

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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  • Ray Rice suspension lifted

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
  • House hunting: 6 lovely homes around Chesapeake Bay

    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
  • Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
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    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    It's impossible to overstate the reach of Mike Nichols, who died this week at the age of 83. He made multiple award-winning films; was half of one of history's most influential comedy acts alongside Elaine May; mentored many of the talents we know and love today; and offered work so thoughtfully human that his impact extends well beyond the reach of film. The Graduate earned Nichols his only Golden Globe and Oscar wins, but he is one of the few people in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, and his films influenced the craft more than many of his contemporaries.Like many, I…
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    When I got engaged earlier this year, well-meaning friends excitedly asked "how he proposed" — and then immediately looked at my left hand.I've been told I can thank the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond ring in 1477, for such instincts. But maybe I should thank the originators: the prehistoric men who demonstrated their control over women by tying braided grass around their wrists and ankles.You'd think the obvious sexism of the modern proposal would rankle my progressive friends. Yes, plenty of brides have men in their bridal parties,…
 
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    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    By The Week Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I got engaged earlier this year, well-meaning friends excitedly asked "how he proposed" — and then immediately looked at my left hand.I've been told I can thank the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond ring in 1477, for such instincts. But maybe I should thank the originators: the prehistoric men who demonstrated their control over women by tying braided grass around their wrists and ankles.You'd think the obvious sexism of the modern proposal would rankle my progressive friends. Yes, plenty of brides have men in their bridal parties,…
  • How to adopt the perfect rescue dog

    By Leslie Turnbull
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    So you're a dog person — or you'd like to be one. And it's time to add a new canine companion to your life. You could certainly contact a reputable breeder and arrange to purchase a puppy. Many happy human/dog relationships start this way. But that's hardly your only option.Why not adopt a rescue dog?"When you adopt a dog, you save two lives — the one that you adopt and the one who takes her place in a shelter or foster home," says Kristin Waters, co-founder and director of Project Blue Collar, a global grassroots movement dedicated to promoting dog adoption and elevating the…
  • Your ultimate guide to apple cider

    By Justin Kennedy
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cider might have been the drink this nation was built on, but post-Prohibition it became something of a no-man's drink, occupying space somewhere between fizzy beer and supermarket wine and becoming synonymous with drunk sorority girls.Now restaurateurs, sommeliers, and bartenders are acknowledging its unique merits once again, stacking their drink lists with at least a few dry, respectable bottles that are giving wine and craft beer a run for their money.(More from Tasting Table: Kit and play)Need help navigating the drink's newly established territory? We're here to help you get started...
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    By Nora Zelevansky
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    No matter how prudent you've been leading up to Thanksgiving, as soon as you're sitting around that food-packed dinner table, it's as if someone shouted, "On your mark, get set — overeat!"And before you know it, you're as overstuffed as the Turducken on your plate.And thus begins the bingeing that will become a staple of the next few weeks.When the holidays roll around, many people think it gives them license to overdo it — not only with food, but also with gift giving, shopping, socializing, and placating family. Basically, if there's a way to overindulge yourself or loved...
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    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
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    A judge on Friday lifted the indefinite suspension the NFL had doled out to Ray Rice after a vide was made public showing the then–Baltimore Raven beating his wife in an elevator.The NFL players' union said that Rice had won an appeal claiming the NFL had overstepped its authority, and that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones had "vacated immediately" the suspension.He is now reportedly eligible to sign with another NFL team. More
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    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Centerville, Maryland. Built in 1877, the Captain Kendall House lies along the Corsica River, a tributary off the bay. From the back dock, the captain would ferry passengers to Baltimore. The five-bedroom home has dual staircases, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. $625,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster, (301) 646-0046. ** Virginia Beach, Virginia. Architect Phil Kean built this four-bedroom home at the mouth of the bay this year. The three-story house includes an elevator, marble and wood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three fireplaces...
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    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. In its apology, the paper used the preferred term of Japanese apologists — "comfort women" — to describe the thousands of foreign victims who were subjected to Japan's wartime atrocities.The Japan News, Yomiuri's English language edition, said it "apologizes for having used these misleading expressions and will add a note stating that they were…
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    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sylvan Esso, a duo that casts buoyant folk melodies over beds of skittering synthesizers, formed almost by accident. Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn were in separate bands when Sanborn was tasked with creating a beat-forward remix of a song from Meath's folk group, Mountain Man. That remix proved so rewarding for them both that they decided to form their own band, continuing to meld Meath's playful yet commanding voice with Sanborn's minimalist beat textures. The collaboration yielded their self-titled album, Sylvan Esso, which debuted in March to critical acclaim.The Week…
 
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