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With Its French Population Soaring, Hong Kong Emerges as Asia’s Gallic Capital – TIME


With Its French Population Soaring, Hong Kong Emerges as Asia's Gallic Capital
TIME
Visitors to Les Boules, a basement bar in Hong Kong's Shek Tong Tsui neighborhood, are likely to hear it before seeing it. The thudding of metal balls as patrons go through rounds of pétanque — a game that vaguely resembles lawn bowling — sets the tone 

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Senate Majority Leader Reid: ‘We Should All Work Together’ – PBS NewsHour


Senate Majority Leader Reid: 'We Should All Work Together'
PBS NewsHour
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he agrees with the 83 percent of Americans who believe that Congress can be doing a better job. In an exclusive sit-down with Judy Woodruff, Reid discusses what Congress can do to escape the current 

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San Quentin Prisoners Learn to Find Peace and Power Through Personal … – PBS NewsHour


San Quentin Prisoners Learn to Find Peace and Power Through Personal
PBS NewsHour
Inside the walls that hold many of California's offenders, some inmates are learning to find peace. Prisoners at San Quentin can take part in a year-long initiative where they practice tactics to address the root causes of their violent behavior. Special 

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Diminishing Checks and Balances for U.S. Commanders in Chief Considering War – PBS NewsHour


Diminishing Checks and Balances for U.S. Commanders in Chief Considering War
PBS NewsHour
The last official declaration of war from the U.S. Congress was in 1941, but the United States has been engaged in frequent military conflict since then. Ray Suarez sits down with Marvin Kalb to discuss the evolving power of the president in his book "The 

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The Sun Is Beside the Point When Shopping for Sunglasses – New York Times



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The Sun Is Beside the Point When Shopping for Sunglasses
New York Times
THE THING ABOUT SUNGLASSES is they get in the way — more hater blockers than sun blockers, and more emotional-connection blockers than both combined. Related. More Critical Shopper Columns · The Collection: A Fashion App for the iPad.

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Wife at His Side, Weiner Admits to More Online Sex Chats – TIME (blog)


Wife at His Side, Weiner Admits to More Online Sex Chats
TIME (blog)
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted Tuesday that his inappropriate online sexual chats with women did not end with his resignation from Congress in 2011, after new copies of explicit conversations were released to the public by an 

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Apple Juggernaut Powers On, Despite Doubters – TIME


Apple Juggernaut Powers On, Despite Doubters
TIME
The Apple logo is pictured at the company's flagship retail store in San Francisco on Jan. 23, 2013. Email · Print; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Tumblr · LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Reddit · Digg · Mixx · Delicious · Google+. Comment. Follow @TIMEBusiness.

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10 spectacular national park lodges – CNN


10 spectacular national park lodges
CNN
(CNN) — You pull yourself out of bed, bring your coffee to the front porch, and there, right in front of you, is the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon. That's the appeal of staying at El Tovar, which has graced the rim of the canyon since 1905. But it's hardly alone; 

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News Wrap: US House Fails to Pass Farm Bill – PBS NewsHour


News Wrap: US House Fails to Pass Farm Bill
PBS NewsHour
In other news Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill. The bill would have cut food stamps by $2 billion annually. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has changed his mind and says he will 

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Finding Deals With Paid Upgrades – New York Times


Finding Deals With Paid Upgrades
New York Times
With all the complaints about escalating fees that travelers have to pay, another pricing trend is on the rise that some customers may actually like: paid upgrades. Enlarge This Image. Jessica Fortner. Connect With Us on Twitter · nytimestravel on Twitter.

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