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Obama came up with a new retirement plan inspired by behavioral economics

One unexpected idea on US President Barack Obama’s to-do list is a new public pension powered by behavioral economics.<p>Obama touted the MyRA, a “new savings bond” for private-sector workers who don’t have pensions (which is most or them) or tax-advantaged retirement investments like 401ks and IRAs …

My view walking into the House Chamber the State of The Union I am honored to serve

Obama during State of the Union: “Climate change is a fact!”

The president tells Congress he’s not willing to say to future generations he did nothing to stop disaster<p>Elias Isquith<p>January 29, 2014 4:00am (UTC)<p>It wasn't so long ago that Democratic politicians hemmed and hawed over the issue of catastrophic climate change — whether it was real, whether it was …

Rare Pictures: Snow Leopards Caught in Camera Trap

Endangered big cats photographed in northern Pakistan.<p>The cat's out of the bag—or, should we say, the mountains.<p><b>Notoriously elusive snow leopards have been caught by a camera trap in northern Pakistan as part of a three-year study by scientists with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The</b> …

Fewer Reindeer, More Wildfires: Welcome To The Arctic In 2013

The Arctic's "new normal" includes more plants, less snow<p>Summer sea ice in the Arctic got a respite this year, as did the Greenland ice sheet, because cooler summer temperatures prevented a repeat of 2012's record-setting melt. But the past seven summers have seen the lowest amounts of Arctic sea …

Global Warming

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America’s 20 prettiest national parks in winter

In winter, dropping temperatures and snowy landscapes mean you'll need to prepare differently for a national park visit, but the pay off is well …

National Parks

This Is Democracy?

Over the past few years, there have been some disturbing trends in the functioning of our government. The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens …

Gripping images of Arapahoe High School students reuniting with their families after a student reportedly opened fire on campus: http://ti.me/18H9TVp Photo by Barry Gutierrez for TIME

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Women tip-toeing thru the mud to the Mandela queue. In background the radio car we'll use on @BBCOS. On air in 5. http://t.co/AyMKRfsaUi

Sign language interpreter a 'fake'

JOHANNESBURG — The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's …

Mandela’s Complicated Legacy: Who Profits from Mandela’s Brand?

Mandela’s name has been linked to everything from groups like “Bikers for Mandela” to a collection of fine wines, and members of his extended family …

Mandela's jail warden tells how a man he saw as a terrorist became a 'brother'

In a worn album he keeps in a dark wooden cabinet, Jack Swart, a former prison warden, has photos of himself shaking hands with two men who defined modern South Africa. In one is Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid. In the other is Nelson Mandela, whose decades of struggle helped bring …

Thousands line up to say goodbye to Mandela