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Iceland’s experiment with crowd-sourcing its constitution just died

When Iceland decided it needed a new constitution, it took the novel approach of giving all of Iceland’s people a say. Alas, that constitution is now dead—or at the very least in a long, deep coma.<p>The rise and fall of the world’s first crowd-sourced constitution begins in the wake Iceland’s 2008 …

US plans to slash tailpipe emissions are good for the planet and bad for China’s automakers

New vehicle and gasoline emissions regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency today will slash harmful pollutants. They’ll also make it harder for Chinese automakers to break into the American market.<p>The EPA’s proposed regulations, which mirror California’s stricter standards, …

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North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …

Dozens of Atlanta Teachers Indicted in Cheating Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A grand jury has indicted 35 school administrators and teachers for their alleged part in the …

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …