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11 Indispensable Life Lessons Every Woman Can Learn From 'Anne Of Green Gables'

Like all great children’s book heroines, Anne Shirley is just a bit odd. Okay, she’s very odd. Her crazy imagination and flowery diction differentiate her from most children you’re likely to meet, and despite a certain recent edition’s cover art, her hair is defiantly red. But somehow, her kooky …

An African slum lacked cash, so people made their own

Every picture you've ever seen of an African slum — that's this place. It's called Bangladesh, but it's outside of Mombasa, on Kenya's coast.<p>It has dirt roads packed hard by bare feet, and open sewers running next to them filled with trash. The main road is lined with blocks and blocks of …

Who Are State Dept’s 100 “Special Government Employees"? It Won’t Say — ProPublica

Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin drew scrutiny for a special arrangement that allowed her to work part time at the State …

With two days until debt-ceiling deadline, chaos grips Capitol Hill

Once in a great while, developments in Congress can be simple and complicated at the same time. This afternoon is one of those instances.<p>Let’s start …

Senate Democrats Unveil Pro-Choice Bill To Prevent States From Chipping Away At Abortion Rights

Last week, Senate Republicans introduced a national abortion ban that would chisel away at the constitutional rights guaranteed under <i>Roe v. Wade</i>. …

Morning Maddow: November 12

U.S. general on aid to the Philippines: “A week from now will be too late.” (NBC)<p>Undocumented immigrants can apply for Illinois driver’s licenses …

Fort Wayne Police search for Walgreens robbery suspect on Coldwater

Can We Call Him Frank? New Pope Picks New Name, Francis

Yesterday, he was Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Today, he’s Francis. Andrew Romano on why the new pope picked his new name.<p>The name of the new pope is Jorge …

Earl Pomeroy Doesn’t Regret the Obamacare Vote That Ended His Career

No question, the HealthCare.gov rollout has been a ‘disaster,’ says ex-Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy. But though voting for Obamacare cost him his …

The High-Stakes Virginia Election Recount

The Democratic candidate for attorney general in Virginia is poised to win by less than 1 percent, giving Democrats the run of the state for the …

Hawaii Senate to take last vote on gay marriage

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage on Tuesday, the final step for the state Legislature before sending the special session measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.<p>The bill allowing same-sex couples to wed on the islands starting Dec. 2 is expected to pass …

Obama courting CEOs on immigration widens conservative split, raises issue of corporate motives

President Obama's courting of top U.S. executives this week to help get the Republican-controlled House to pass immigration reform is furthering the divide among conservatives, with a top GOP senator and others suggesting corporate America is lending its support with hopes of getting more access to …

Democrats Now Run the 'Ultimate Swing State' And Why it Matters for Hillary Clinton

Now that Terry McAuliffe has been elected governor, Hillary Clinton has a best friend in Virginia. If she runs for president in 2016, she may well …

Government

Chris Christie Does Not Have a Likability Problem

He'll face a number of challenges if he seeks the Republican presidential nomination, but appealing to voters as a person won't be one of them.<p>Chris Christie's landslide reelection victory Tuesday in New Jersey has prompted a new round of articles arguing he's temperamentally and politically …

'What I'm trying to do is do my job': Ted Cruz makes late-night debut

Sen. Ted Cruz made his first late-night TV appearance on Friday, discussing his growing national profile and reiterating his disapproval of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.<p>No sooner had Cruz, 42, sat down on the couch on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" than the host confronted …

Immigration Reform Backed By Voters In Republican-Led Swing Districts, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON -- A majority of likely voters in 20 Republican-represented swing congressional districts support the broad outlines of comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship, according to a poll released on Tuesday.<p>About three-fourths of respondents in the districts surveyed …

Three-Quarters of Americans Want a Minimum Wage Increase

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When President Obama came out in support of a minimum wage increase last week, he was by no means …

Associated Press News

Iran blames Western powers for nuclear talks failure

<b>Iran's foreign minister has blamed divisions between Western powers for the failure to agree a deal on its nuclear programme on Saturday.</b><p>Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's claim that Iran had been unable to accept the deal "at that particular moment".<p>He said "no amount …

South Asia