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WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

By Michael E. Ruane<p>Michael E. Ruane<p>Reporter covering local news, Washington institutions and historical topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite …

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The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

Is chocolate the best fuel for creativity?<p>For the fourth year in a row, Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world, according to the newest version of a report published by Cornell University, the World Intellectual Property Organization and graduate school INSEAD. The …

Colorado's pot message to U.S.

With Alaska and Oregon gearing up to vote on legalizing marijuana in a few months and many other states considering it further down the road, one state is on everyone’s mind — Colorado.<p>Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to the Colorado experiment — what they see as its great …

Syrian mother's agony: why I made my teenage daughter become a child bride

Guardian<p>Dima's husband divorced her after two months, after complaining she was stubborn and childlike. She is now in Zaatari camp with her family but refuses to meet people or go to school. Photograph: …

Arctic Swell with Chris Burkard

Photographer Chris Burkard and surfers Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig brave sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle to capture …

SOCIAL BIG DATA: Each Social Network Is Using A Very Different Data Lens To Understand Users And Target Advertising

Now, social networks are making significant investments in putting this data to work to deliver personalized content, and help advertisers hyper-target users.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we take a close look at the kinds of information each of the biggest social networks collects on its …

77% in developed world are happy but wish life was simpler, says poll

More than three quarters of people in the developed world say they are happy, but a clear majority wish their life was simpler, according to a study of adults in 20 of the world's leading powers.<p>Confounding theories about the rising tide of depression and the withering effect of economic rout, the …

For cyclists, the best helmet may be no helmet at all

To the list of reasons you might not wear a bike helmet – they’re hot, they muss your hair, they’re massively dorky – Swedish company Hövding adds one more: they just don’t work that well. Luckily, they have a solution.<p>In 2006, Lund University industrial design students Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin …

Science says we should eat more insects

The wholesale market outside of Bangkok, Thailand was a feast for my ears, eyes and nose. Now I had a chance to spread the wealth to my tongue. A …

Newfound Alien Planet 'Gliese 832c' May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832's "habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water …

Japan gets Okinawa approval for U.S. Marine base move

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan’s Okinawa on Friday approved a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. air base to a less populous part of the southern island, but said he would keep pressing to move the base off the island altogether.<p>Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the …

China 4G investment may reach $16 billion in 2014 - ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - Investment in China’s 4G mobile phone network could reach 100 billion yuan ($16.5 billion, £10 billion) next year with the number of users topping 30 million in more than 300 cities, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the minister of Industry and Information …

Japan moves close to beating 15 years of falling prices - BBC News

Hello 2014: don’t be afraid of slower Chinese growth | Financial Times

The 6th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Michael Pettis<p>November’s Third Plenum proposed significant economic reforms to …

'Ghost of Rwanda' haunts as U.S. envoy visits Central African Republic

BANGUI/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Neighbour turning on neighbour, villages razed to the ground, hundreds of victims shot or hacked to death with machetes.<p>UN Ambassador Samantha Power speaks on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the …

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

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England v New Zealand: as it happened

Follow live match commentary for the QBE autumn international between England and New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, November 16 2013.<p><b>Read Paul Bolton's England-New Zealand match report</b><p><b>In pictures: all the best images from Twickenham</b><p><b>RESULT: England 22-30 New Zealand</b><p><b>WRAP</b><p>Lightning does not strike …