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  • In Pictures Randy Moss

    Wide receiver Randy Moss, back in a Minnesota Vikings uniform, catches a pass during NFL football practice on Oct. 7 in Eden Prairie, Minn. Moss was traded on Oct. 6 by the New England Patriots to the Vikings.

  • How Victor Perez saved abducted girl: four tales of everyday heroes

    How Victor Perez saved abducted girl: four tales of everyday heroes

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday honored Victor Perez, the man behind the improbable car chase that resulted in the recovery of an 8-year-old girl abducted in Fresno, Calif. 'This guy is a true action hero,' said the governor. Here is his story and the stories of three other everyday heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace or courage.

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2010: How Obama award shapes this year's choice

    Nobel Peace Prize 2010: How Obama award shapes this year's choice

    After giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama last year, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee may opt for a more conventional winner this Friday.

  • Expiring cuts in extate taxes: windfall for states

    Tax VOX Expiring cuts in extate taxes: windfall for states

    Delays in extending the Bush tax cuts means that the federal estate tax will be back in January, which will send billions into state coffers.

  • Naked Cowboy for president: Top celebrities (past and present) who aimed for the White House

    Naked Cowboy for president: Top celebrities (past and present) who aimed for the White House

    Forget the midterm elections, President Obama's competition in the 2012 election is growing. On Oct. 6 Robert Burck announced his candidacy for president for the 2012 elections. You know him better as the "Naked Cowboy," a famous New York City attraction in Times Square. Burck's announcement comes on the heels of another celeb gone potential presidential candidate: Donald Trump. Donald Trump, in a round of TV interviews Tuesday, said he was "seriously" considering running for president in 2012. "For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump, who declared himself a Republican, told Fox News Channel. Though they are the most recent, Burck and Trump are by no means the first celebrities to aim for the White House.

  • Can we reinvent the banking industry?

    ThinkMarkets Can we reinvent the banking industry?

    That's the question raised by Laurence Kotlikoff's book, Jimmy Stewart is Dead, which takes readers from a clear-eyed examination of the current financial crisis to radical proposals for banking and financial regulation.

  • Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Two journalists examine the life and legacy of William Brennan, the liberal Supreme Court justice who left his mark on the US Constitution.

  • Facebook 'likes' Newark schools. Now what? Invest wisely, Zuckerberg.

    Opinion Facebook 'likes' Newark schools. Now what? Invest wisely, Zuckerberg.

    Newark schools need real change, not just the kind in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s piggy bank.

  • Tyler Clementi suicide: Reaction is swift and widespread

    Tyler Clementi suicide: Reaction is swift and widespread

    But will Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's suicide make any difference regarding cyber bullying? Will it change the way hate crime laws are applied to sexual orientation?

  • Why the increase in inequality is probably exaggerated

    Stefan Karlsson Why the increase in inequality is probably exaggerated

    As the top tax rate rises and falls, so do tax avoidance techniques – both legal and illegal. Changes in reported income, therefore, might not reflect changes in actual income.

 
 
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