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  • 183681_5310.jpg In hard times, hungry consumers still flock to the Golden Arches

    In late September 2008, when global stock markets fell off a cliff, a funny thing happened to McDonald's. While the financial industry and consumer goods were cratering, same-store sales rose 8.2 percent the next month.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: Should we screen kids' brains and genes to ID future criminals?

    If you read judicial opinions in serious crime cases, which always seem to describe every gruesome and salacious detail, you will almost surely reach two conclusions. First, no "normal" person could ever commit many of the horrific acts described in those cases.

    October 18, 2012

  • 1361061_26986297.jpg Why working harder doesn't make you richer

    Working 24/7 isn't the road to prosperity, much less happiness, and there are numbers to prove it.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • 6 myths about the bin Laden raid

    Six myths about the bin Laden raid, debunked by author Mark Bowden.

    October 17, 2012

  • image_preview.jpeg SOCIAL: Tweeting the second Presidential debate

    This collection of Tweets spans some of the biggest moments from last Tuesday's second Presidential debate. The debate, a town meeting, covered foreign and domestic issues and was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • DEBATE1601.jpg Moderator Crowley makes presence felt

    True to her predictions, moderator Candy Crowley was an active, aggressive and prominent presence in Tuesday night's second presidential debate.
    The longtime CNN reporter and host pressed, poked and prodded President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney when necessary, and occasionally played fact-checker and referee between the two men, during a town-hall debate at Hofstra University in New York.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Questions at town-hall debate reflect economic angst

    The everyday Americans who engaged the candidates at Tuesday's second presidential debate spoke directly to a question widely expected to decide this election:
    Whom can they trust to improve their faith in the economy, the country and their futures?

    October 17, 2012

  • DEBATE1604.jpg Slate: Obama wins, narrowly

    On the seal of the United States, the eagle turns its head toward its right talon, which holds an olive branch, and away from the talon holding 13 arrows. It is meant to suggest a preference for peace.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-10-15 at 5.04.55 PM.png VIDEO: Pressure on Obama to come out punching in round two

    Following Mitt Romney's commanding performance in the first presidential debate and the bump it gave him in the polls, President Barack Obama is under pressure to perform well in debate number two.


    October 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Even a runner leaves a carbon footprint

    About 30,000 runners will invade Washington Oct. 28 for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. The race's popularity has skyrocketed since its inception in 1976, when 1,175 participants undertook the lung-busting challenge.

    October 16, 2012