Three young Americans are among those who have been detained by authorities in Cairo during the last few days of protests there, according to reports from The Washington Post, CNN and other news outlets.
Angered by the ruling party's successful push to ratify a free trade deal with the U.S., a South Korean lawmaker "doused rivals with tear gas" earlier today during a raucous session of parliament, The Associated Press writes from Seoul.
Now that it's official and the so-called supercommittee in Congress has declared its members can't agree on how to cut about $1.2 trillion from the next decade's federal budget deficits, the "what next" stories are everywhere.
The Milwaukee woman laid down a $100 bill and bought a restaurant. It's a "socially conscious" eatery on Milwaukee's South Side. The conditions include feeding the previous owner and his wife one free meal a day for a year.
For most of us, Thanksgiving means food and gratitude. One culinary student here in the Commonwealth believes his life has been defined by both. Jackson Hodges gently places chicken breasts in a frying pan of oil in his tidy kitchen in Louisville. His white T-shirt is as spotless as his floor. Today he is a culinary student at Louisville’s Sullivan University on a scholarship worth over $40,000. He is on the honor roll. At 45, he is late bloomer, but he doesn’t mind.
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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Congress threatened itself with punishment if it failed to act. Lawmakers promised automatic spending cuts if a special committee failed to reduce the deficit. Now that they have failed, some want a way out of the punishment with which they had threatened themselves. This may be just one more episode in a long fight over taxes and spending, as we hear from NPR's Ari Shapiro.