Christina Huynh

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Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

China holds its breath on eve of meeting that could shape future

In a military-run hotel in west Beijing, China’s 400 most senior leaders are locked in a conclave to thrash out the country’s future. But can they come up with a plan bold enough to match the ambitions of their people?<p>As Beijing’s arid summer turned to autumn, Zhang Jianyi packed the suitcases of …

China

The Trans-Fat Ban as a Model of Slow Health Policy

An imminent ban on the ingredient illustrates the importance of consumer awareness.<p>Yesterday the FDA announced plans to take trans fats off its list of GRAS, or generally recognized as safe, foods. To some, like the <i>New York Post</i> with its “FAT-WAH” cover headline, this is a vicious new outcropping …

Merchant Marines See New Obstacles In Food Aid Proposal

When it comes to shipping in the United States, there's a bit of a paradox. Even as U.S. exports have grown, the U.S. share of shipping has declined dramatically.<p>The traffic in and out of U.S. ports increases every year, but most of those ships fly foreign flags. In fact, the number of U.S. flagged …

Apple May Develop Curved Screens

Sochi Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia likely will take the gold for being the most expensive Games in history.<p>Originally estimated at some $12 billion, the final costs for hosting the Sochi games is expected to exceed $50 billion—far surpassing the high of $15 billion in Athens in 2004.<p>That money, …

Syria opposition sets preconditions for talks

The Syrian political opposition has agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva, but only if certain preconditions are met, the Syrian National Coalition has said in a statement.<p>The statement, released early on Monday, outlined conditions that must be met before the talks, which …

Pussy Riot leader lost in Russia's prison system, husband says

MOSCOW — The leader of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose protest performance at a Moscow cathedral led to prison terms for three of its members, appears to be lost in the nation's vast penal system, her husband said Sunday.<p>Pyotr Verzilov said he had not received any news from or about his …

Russia

New tool in GOP battle against Obamacare: hearings

WASHINGTON — Republicans have tried 46 times to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act. They've challenged it in court and at the ballot box, and even shut down the government in an attempt to delay it.<p>Their most recent tactic has also been their most effective: congressional …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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