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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have repeatedly tripped up in talking about Libya. - Slate Magazine

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Monday, October 22, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.slate.com

We are going small bore on Libya, delving into the tiniest questions and definitions of what happened there during a few hours one day in September. We’re certain to get even smaller as Republicans seize on the president’s comments to Jon Stewart: “If four Americans get killed it is not optimal.

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Gary Taubes on Dieting FiveBooks The Browser

Monday, October 22, 2012
Category: Health

From thebrowser.com

Before World War II in Europe, there were two general themes that were running through nutrition and obesity science. One was that the refinement of food " particularly the refinement of carbohydrates and sugars " was causing major health problems.

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The story of Taiwan’s last sword maker

Monday, October 22, 2012
Category: World

From www.humansinvent.com

Master Kuo uses the traditional technique of adding human bone to the blade whilst it is being forged, which he takes from the cemetery with permission from the respected families of the deceased. The phosphorous in the bone, which is added to the blade of iron and steel while it is being softened at 1,300 degrees, is purported to remove the impurities from the metal.

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Saving Italy

Monday, October 22, 2012
Category: Europe

From www.prospectmagazine.co.uk

The world already knows quite enough about Berlusconi, the man whose bond-market-enforced resignation enabled Monti to “save” the country, and who is not officially a comedian but a media billionaire whose jokes and burlesquery have led many to make the mistake of underestimating him during his 18 years in politics.

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