10:31am

Tue November 22, 2011
Latin America

'Miss Bala': Beauty Queen Meets Drug Lord

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 10:14 pm

Stephanie Sigman as Laura in the Canana and Fox International Productions film Miss Bala.
Eniac Martinez 20th Century Fox

Throughout Latin America, stories about drug lords have permeated popular culture.

A television series called The Cartel of the Snitches is hugely popular in Colombia. In Mexico, ballads called narcocorridos recount the exploits of drug runners, and soap operas glamorize the lives of drug lords.

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10:30am

Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Pakistan's Ambassador To U.S. Resigns Amid 'Memogate' Controversy

"I have requested PM Gilani to accept my resignation as Pakistan Ambasssador to US," Husain Haqqani just wrote on his Twitter page.

And he followed that with this statement: "I have much to contribute to building a new Pakistan free of bigotry & intolerance. Will focus energies on that."

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10:29am

Tue November 22, 2011
Election 2012

Online Ads: Spreading Your Message, On A Budget

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 12:23 pm

This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad called "Believe in America" that is running in New Hampshire.
Romney Presidential Campaign AP

10:00am

Tue November 22, 2011
U.S.

Occupy America: The Commemorative Game

What began in the fall of 2011 as the amorphous Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City morphed into Occupy America, a nationwide diorama drama containing many elements of a board game — positive steps, punishing losses of turn and, in some cities such as Hartford, Conn., occasional free parking.

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9:57am

Tue November 22, 2011
Monkey See

How Hugh Grant Wants To Make You Rethink Tabloid Culture

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 11:34 am

British actor Hugh Grant attends a fringe meeting during the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 4, 2011.
Jeff J. Mitchell Getty Images

From a pop culture perspective, Hugh Grant's testimony yesterday about ethics in journalism is a fascinating step for a guy who's already had a pretty interesting trajectory.

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9:40am

Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

'4.74 Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' Just Doesn't Sound As Good As 6

Kevin Bacon: Six degrees has been the standard when it comes to him.
Mike Coppola Getty Images

Who would want to play "4.74 Degrees of Kevin Bacon?"

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9:17am

Tue November 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Here Comes The Judge: A New Prescription For Medical Malpractice

Early intervention can lead to quicker resolution of malpractice claims.
iStockphoto.com

The medical malpractice system is considered broken by many providers and politicians, a cause of runaway healthcare spending and an open door for plaintiffs to pursue frivolous lawsuits in the hope of a hefty payday.

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9:13am

Tue November 22, 2011
Food

Delicious Turkey Tips From Food Scientists

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:54 pm

Mmmm. Turkey
NPR

Transcript

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

If you're roasting a turkey on Thanksgiving, we've got some advice that might be helpful or that might strike you as really weird. The weird comes a little later. We start with Shirley Corriher, a cookbook author who writes about the chemistry of cooking. Back in 1997, I asked her to explain some of the principles that would help us make a better turkey. It's still really good advice.

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9:06am

Tue November 22, 2011

8:45am

Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Economy Grew Less Than Previously Thought In Third Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported.

That's a downward revision from BEA's original estimate of 2.5 percent growth. The agency will issue one more estimate for the quarter on Dec. 22.

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