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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • Caretakers of a disputed land

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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    In East Africa, in a nook at the northern tip of Kenya between South Sudan and Uganda, there lies a disputed region called the Ilemi Triangle. South Sudan and Kenya both claim it, but so do the people who have always called this land home. They include the Turkana, a small, traditionally nomadic group of herders.A man herds livestock from grazing grounds at the end of a day. | (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola) (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) A woman and children bathe in a hot spring pool in the Turkana region of the Ilemi Triangle. | (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)But a decades-long drought has forced the...
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
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  • Caretakers of a disputed land

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    In East Africa, in a nook at the northern tip of Kenya between South Sudan and Uganda, there lies a disputed region called the Ilemi Triangle. South Sudan and Kenya both claim it, but so do the people who have always called this land home. They include the Turkana, a small, traditionally nomadic group of herders.A man herds livestock from grazing grounds at the end of a day. | (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola) (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) A woman and children bathe in a hot spring pool in the Turkana region of the Ilemi Triangle. | (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)But a decades-long drought has forced the...
  • Hey, Washington: It's time to be honest about America's spending-entitlement tradeoffs

    By <a href="/author/w-james-antle-iii" ><span class="byline">W. James Antle III</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    No one likes paying taxes. Everyone likes receiving benefits. And our politicians have become thunderously dishonest in trying to convince Americans they can have it both ways.For decades, the general trend has been for Democrats to try to preserve the federal government's existing spending commitments, especially on entitlement programs, while the Republicans try to keep the tax burden from rising much above recent historic levels. There have, of course, been some spending cuts here and tax increases there over the past 34 years. But for the most part, since Ronald Reagan was elected,…
  • Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have been trying to capture the Syrian town of Kobani for about a month. On Oct. 7, right after the U.S. started bombing ISIS targets around the primarily Kurdish border town, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that "Kobani is about to fall."That dour assessment was shared by U.S. military. "Airstrikes alone are not going to fix this, not going to save the town of Kobani," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Oct. 8. "We know that. We know that ISIL is going to continue to grab ground and there are going to be villages and…
  • Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS

    By Michelle Barsa and Kristin Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    To the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims.It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. Listening to and implementing the ideas of women still living in Syria is key to weakening ISIS and stabilizing the region at large because, in many ways, they have a better track record laying the foundations for peace and democracy than any other group.Over the last two years, we've worked side-by-side with Syrian women leaders as they propose concrete steps to end the war. Most…
  • 10 things you need to know today: October 21, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    1. Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years for manslaughterSouth African double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. Pistorius, who said he thought an intruder was in his bathroom when he fired through the door and killed Steenkamp, was acquitted of murder but convicted on Sept. 12 of the South African equivalent of manslaughter in the U.S. legal system. The judge said the sentence struck a "delicate balance" between mercy and justice. [The Washington…
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
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  • Paul Krugman, Amazon, and the left's backwards view of book-industry titans

    By <a href="/author/pascal-emmanuel-gobry" ><span class="byline">Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    More and more, Paul Krugman is turning into a caricature of himself.The Nobel Prize–winning New York Times columnist wrote an op-ed this week arguing that Amazon wields a dangerous amount of clout, using Amazon's dispute over book prices with Hachette publishing group as his prime evidence. Amazon "has too much power," Krugman writes, "and it uses that power in ways that hurt America." Krugman compares Amazon to the Big Oil robber barons of a century ago, arguing that no matter how much customers love Amazon, the e-tail giant is bad....Amazon's defenders often digress into paeans to…
  • The main reason markets are jittery? The future looks gloomier than it did before.

    By Sayantan Ghosal
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    After a relatively benign period, market upheaval has returned. The main stock market indices fell last week across Asia, Europe and the U.S., while safe-haven assets like gold have been on the rise. This followed a slow drip of bad economic news, not least the sharp fall in German industrial output in August. More recent was the latest "World Economic Outlook" by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which makes sober reading.The agency has downgraded the forecasts for global growth that it made in April and July. Lurking in the background is an underlying global debt problem: the slow,…
  • Personal finance tips: A warmer, less-expensive winter, and more

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Preparing for higher interest ratesThe balmy climate for bond investors is "about to get chillier," said Jonathan Burton at The Wall Street Journal. The Federal Reserve is signaling that the benchmark federal funds rate, currently near zero, will soon begin to rise and could approach 4 percent by the end of 2017. As a result, bondholders should "adjust their portfolios — and expectations." Experts say investors should keep a close eye on the pace of the rate increases. "Fast and furious will damage bond portfolios more than slow and steady." The good news is that the Fed has hinted any…
  • Open source the CBO!

    By <a href="/author/pascal-emmanuel-gobry" ><span class="byline">Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry</span></a>
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), as a nonpartisan group tasked with producing "scores" (a sort of predictive economic analysis) of the macroeconomic and budget impact of congressional bills, is one of the most politically important parts of our government.All politicians rely on CBO scores to trumpet the cost benefits of their own bills or to lacerate their opponents over deficit-expanding price tags. CBO scores get cited in the media as gospel, and they can powerfully shape legislation and its chances of becoming law. For example, an enormous part of the ObamaCare debate was devoted…
  • Is Amazon a monopoly?

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Amazon must be stopped, said Franklin Foer at New Republic. It's easy to be "seduced by the deep discounts, the monthly automatic diaper delivery, [and] the ability to buy shoes or books or pinto beans or a toilet all from the same place." But the e-retail giant "has achieved a level of dominance that merits the application of a very old label: monopoly." To be sure, internet-age monopolies like Amazon are "a different species" from predecessors like U.S. Steel or Ma Bell, particularly since Amazon's intention isn't to saddle customers with higher prices. Instead, in its "pursuit of bigness,"…
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

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    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
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    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
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    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
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    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • The addictive ecstasy of a good mixed martial arts fight

    By <a href="/author/michael-brendan-dougherty" ><span class="byline">Michael Brendan Dougherty</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    The fight book of our generation has landed. And that's no small thing. Sport-fighting has always attracted some of the best writers. Homer wrote beautifully on a fight between Epeios and and Euryalos in The Iliad. William Hazlitt's 1822 account of a fight includes this very contemporary-feeling description:By this time they had stripped, and presented a strong contrast in appearance. If Neate was like Ajax, "with Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear" the pugilistic reputation of all Bristol, Hickman might be compared to Diomed, light, vigorous, elastic, and his back glistened in the sun, as he…
  • The stories behind 22 classic album covers

    By Bill DeMain
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    1. Nevermind (1991)NirvanaDesign by Robert Fisher and Kirk WeddleSpencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.At four months old, Elden was one of several babies on hand at a Pasadena public pool to audition for Nirvana's album cover."I showed Kurt the baby picture," designer Robert Fisher said, "and he liked it but felt it needed something more. We threw all kinds of ideas around and Kurt jokingly suggested a fish hook. We spent the day thinking of all the things you could put on a fish hook. Although Kurt never gave me a rationale for the design, I must assume that the... More
  • How to show your money who's boss

    By Marianne Hayes
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    There are many parts of our lives where self-help gurus urge us to feel empowered: our careers. Our relationships. Our workouts.But there's one key thing that's often missing from the list: our money.And Americans could certainly use some help feeling less anxious in that arena. According to a recent poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a whopping 79 percent of people say financial concerns keep them up at night — far outpacing worries over the state of their marriages, job security or children.This statistic tells us one thing: We could all stand to take more...
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    By Jacqueline Raposo
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry of The Optimist and King + Duke in Atlanta appreciates a good contrast between heat and sweetness in his food. So when he discovered a sweet-hot Thai chile paste atop an otherwise simple boiled chicken dish at a food truck in Portland, Oregon, he knew he was halfway to something special.(More from Tasting Table: How you like pilau?)Fry found the paste — nam prik pao — in an Asian market and started adding other classic Thai flavors like fresh chiles, lime juice, fish sauce, vinegar, lemongrass and Thai basil to it to make a special sauce of his…
 
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
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    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
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    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
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    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
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    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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    By Marianne Hayes
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    There are many parts of our lives where self-help gurus urge us to feel empowered: our careers. Our relationships. Our workouts.But there's one key thing that's often missing from the list: our money.And Americans could certainly use some help feeling less anxious in that arena. According to a recent poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a whopping 79 percent of people say financial concerns keep them up at night — far outpacing worries over the state of their marriages, job security or children.This statistic tells us one thing: We could all stand to take more...
  • Here's a sweet-hot chile sauce that's got it all

    By Jacqueline Raposo
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry of The Optimist and King + Duke in Atlanta appreciates a good contrast between heat and sweetness in his food. So when he discovered a sweet-hot Thai chile paste atop an otherwise simple boiled chicken dish at a food truck in Portland, Oregon, he knew he was halfway to something special.(More from Tasting Table: How you like pilau?)Fry found the paste — nam prik pao — in an Asian market and started adding other classic Thai flavors like fresh chiles, lime juice, fish sauce, vinegar, lemongrass and Thai basil to it to make a special sauce of his…
  • Why I quit my corporate job to become a work-from-home dad

    By Scott Diaz*, as told to Marianne Hayes
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Five years ago I was thriving as a corporate communications director at a mobile-tech start-up in Silicon Valley. As the sole breadwinner in my family, my six-figure salary supported my wife, Janet,* and our two kids, Ben* and Sarah,* who were 11 and 9 at the time, respectively.We didn't live large or spend carelessly, but we had a comfortable life. We had a nice home in the Bay Area suburbs. We could afford private school and after-school activities for the kids. And we were still able to save money.But being comfortable came with a price. I worked long, demanding hours — it wasn't...
  • 'Bury' your pet in space

    By The Week Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    At last, the remains of a pet can be blasted into space. Celestis, which has been doing the same for human remains since 1997, now offers four ways to provide Mittens with a big send-off, said Isha Aran at Jezebel. For $12,500, Celestis will put a lock of hair or a gram of ashes in a small capsule and send it to the moon or deep space. For $4,995, the capsule will be sent into orbit around Earth and will vaporize like a shooting star as it re-enters the atmosphere. For $995, the capsule will be launched just high enough to experience zero gravity — and you can have it back. More
  • House hunting: 6 stunning historic conversions

    By The Week Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Lyme, Connecticut. Set on 4.95 acres, this four-bedroom house was originally a blacksmith's shop from 1750 built in New Hampshire. During the 1980s, it was relocated to the current property and rebuilt as a modern home. In 2010, the home underwent another rehab, with amenities including a first-floor master, exposed beams, a walled rose garden, and a cathedral-ceiling kitchen with a fireplace. $1,750,000. Jane Macy Pfeffer, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (860) 227-6634. ** St. Johnsville, New York. Built in 1835, this four-bedroom former grist mill on an inlet of the Mohawk...
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    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
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    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials could begin in January

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    An official for the World Health Organization announced Tuesday that experimental Ebola vaccines — in as many as tens of thousands of doses — could be ready for testing in January.Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for the WHO, said that the "real-world" testing could begin after clinical trials in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Data from at least two of the vaccines, one of which is now in clinical trials, is expected by December. Kieny clarified that the volunteers who participate in the vaccines' testing could not contract Ebola from the trials.The…
  • 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

    By <a href="/author/arika-okrent" ><span class="byline">Arika Okrent</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.1. HUNGARIANShow title: Kaliforniá...
  • North Korea frees one of three American prisoners

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three American prisoners held by the Hermit Kingdom, the State Department said Tuesday.The White House had been trying for months to secure the release of Fowle and two other American prisoners, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. Last month, North Korea sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the country. More
  • Anthony Weiner: 'My political career is probably over'

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner admits in an interview with Politico that he's most likely done with politics following his multiple sex scandals."I mean, realistically, my political career is probably over," says Weiner, who turned 50 last month. "The only job I ever wanted more than Congress was mayor, and I don't think that either of those two jobs are going to be available. So, no, it's not like, 'OK, how do I get back in?' I'm not thinking that anymore. I think I kind of took my stab at that." [Politico]The candor isn't surprising given Weiner's two embarrassing public downfalls.
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

    By Bonnie Kristian
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name…
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