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What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.<p>This year's crop of food books range from provocative …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

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Obama announces first presidential visit to Indian Country next year

President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his pledge to enhance the bond between the federal and tribal governments.<p>“For the past five years, my administration has worked hard to keep that …

6 Ideas Being Floated To 'Fix' Obamacare Sign-Up Woes

As technical problems with the government's new health insurance marketplace slow the pace of sign-up, a variety of "fixes" have been proposed. But some of these would create their own challenges. In rough order from least to most disruptive, here are some of the ideas:<p><b>1) Fix the website on …

Obama: Don't quit on immigration

President Barack Obama gave immigration reform advocates a simple message Wednesday: Don’t let Obamacare get you down.<p>In an Oval Office meeting with eight Christian faith leaders, the president said he remains engaged on immigration legislation and hopes the reform effort can get a fair hearing …

Scandals threaten to blemish military

The last thing the Pentagon needs is another crisis.<p>With sequestration, on-and-off spending resolutions, the withdraw from Afghanistan, disaster relief in the Philippines and a growing number of terrorist hot spots around the world, the Defense Department’s brass already has a full plate.<p>Now, …

Obama Aide to Head Hillary PAC

Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down

People bought fewer sugary drinks when the price was higher than no-calorie or low-cal drinks.<p>Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows.<p>This research comes after much discussion in …

Only Old White People Think Immigrants Threaten 'American Values'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Most Americans do not view immigrants as a threat either to America's economy or its culture, but …

Has Being a Young Adult Always Been a Financial Nightmare?

Young people have never had it easy, but they have certainly had it better.<p>Young adulthood has always been financially perilous. But is it more perilous today than in the past? That question has come my way a fair number of times, ever since I shared a bit of new research showing that roughly a …

John Kerry begins Mid East tour with stop in Egypt

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived on an unannounced visit to Egypt as he begins a tour of countries in the region.</b><p>Mr Kerry, the most senior American official to visit Egypt since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July, will stay only a few hours.<p>The visit comes at a time of …

Middle East

Iran nuclear deal hopes rise as foreign ministers fly into Geneva

UK, US, French and German representatives visit as Kerry and Ashton 'discuss draft statement' with Iranian counterpart Zarif<p>John Kerry, William Hague and foreign ministers from France and Germany all made unplanned flights to Geneva on Friday in an attempt to seal a nuclear deal with Iran and end a …

Iran nuclear talks: We must 'seize moment', says Hague

<b>UK Foreign Secretary William Hague urged negotiators to "seize the moment", on a third, unscheduled day of talks on Iran's nuclear programme.</b><p>Mr Hague hailed "good progress" in Geneva but said there was uncertainty about whether a deal could be reached.<p>An Iranian official said if a deal was not …

South Asia