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The Ultimate Guide To Getting Out Of The French Quarter

Obama: Law school should only be two years

The President said that law schools should cut down programs from three years to cut costs for students<p>Julie Pace<p>August 23, 2013 7:51pm (UTC)<p>BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students.<p>Obama says …

Decades of failures: Why the CIA keeps blowing it

<b>Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, Paul Wolfowitz (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Greg Gibson/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Every failure has been rewarded with more money — and weakened America’s standing around the world<p>Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones<p>August 24, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “In Spies We Trust: The Story of …

Will Uruguay’s nationalized pot industry work?

<b>(aastock/Shutterstock)</b><p>As the Latin American country nationalizes marijuana sales, practical policy questions are also cropping up<p>Will Carless<p>August 24, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — With the tiny Latin American country of Uruguay poised to …

The Middle East Explained In One Excellent Letter To The Editor

The letter ran in Thursday's Financial Times.

Colin Powell: George Zimmerman verdict “questionable”

<b>(© Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters)</b><p>The former Secretary of State also said he’d like to see Obama “be more passionate about race questions”<p>Associated Press<p>August 25, 2013 6:39pm (UTC)<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the jury verdict that cleared the killer of Florida …

Borges wasn’t apolitical

Despite his claims of indifference, the Argentine author was preoccupied with the duality of identity and nation<p>MARK O’CONNELL on The New Yorker’s "Page Turner" writes astutely about Borges’s complex reflexivity in “Two New Books about ‘Borges,’” a review of new publications from New Directions,</i> …

COLIN POWELL: Syria Is An 'Internal Struggle' That Is Beyond US Capabilities

"I have no affection for Assad," Powell told Bob Schieffer on CBS' "Face the Nation," while mentioning he knows the Syrian president and has personally dealt with him. "He's a pathological liar."<p>However, Powell said, "I am less sure of the resistance. What do they represent? Is it becoming even …

The heroism of Antoinette Tuff reveals what's missing from politics

In January, when Barack Obama called for the US nation to put pressure on politicians to pass gun control legislation, he warned: "Every day we wait [the number of Americans who die at the end of a gun] will keep growing." Last Tuesday was set to be one of those days. While legislation lay orphaned …

59 national drinks from 59 awesome countries

Singani is produced from white muscatel grapes grown at elevations of 5,250 feet or higher. Rather than age, the quality of the product is determined …

Alcohol

Can these next-generation hostels kick off a real hosteling trend in the US?

The United States lags behind the rest of the world, especially Western Europe and Australia, in the number and capacity of its hostels.<p>The US has …

Brazil in three fruits

I stepped out of the Luis Carlos Magalhães airport, sleepless and disoriented, into what I imagined as my new life, and flopped down on the pile of …

Civil Service

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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Latin America's Biggest Airline Is Under Attack from Argentina's Government

Latin America’s largest passenger airline is struggling to weather what one analyst called a “perfect storm” of bad news.<p>The latest setback is part …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

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