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  • After death of Ghana's president, a calm transition

    After the death of President John Evans Atta Mills, Ghana peacefully transferred power to its vice president – a reminder that not all political transitions in West Africa are violent.

  • Ghana takes steps to avoid oil curse

    The 'model' West African nation of Ghana last week announced a five-year road map to make sure the economy is not overly dependent on oil, but the policy papers are short on details.
    06/07/2011 04:05 pm

  • Royal wedding: by the numbers

    Weighing in at $65 million, the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is about 2,000 times as costly as the average British upper-middle class wedding.
    04/28/2011 11:15 am

  • The Circle Bastiat Politically Impossible?

    A new edition of a classic text argues that political culture mirrors the convictions of the public, which are shaped by the ideas and assertions of intellectual leaders and economists.
    10/22/2010 10:05 am

  • UK budget 2010: New era of austerity in Europe?

    UK budget 2010: Britain today unveiled budget cuts to raise £40 billion in state revenues through tax increases, welfare cuts, and salary freezes. But history suggests that raising taxes during a recession can cause a double-dip.
    06/22/2010 01:29 pm

  • David Cameron named new UK prime minister after Brown resigns

    The Conservative Party leader David Cameron swiftly moved into 10 Downing Street on Tuesday as the UK's first Conservative Party prime minister in 13 years. Gordon Brown steps down.
    05/11/2010 06:04 pm

  • Conservatives say it's decision time for UK's Liberal Democrats

    Conservative leader David Cameron urged the third-party Liberal Democrats to make a deal quickly as negotiations over forming a coalition government intensified Tuesday.
    05/11/2010 10:49 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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