Mon October 22, 2012
Presidential Race

Candidates' Plans For U.S. Military At Home, Abroad



As we just heard, the candidates have already said a lot about foreign policy, but they have not necessarily addressed every question. Tom Ricks has been thinking about a subject that lurks somewhere beneath almost all discussions about global hotspots. Ricks has covered the U.S. military for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and in many books. His most recent work, "The Generals," examines top military officers in recent history and their grasp of strategy.

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Mon October 22, 2012
KALW Almanac

Monday October 22, 2012

1962 - JFK announces blockade of Cuba (highlighted story below)
  • 296th Day of 2012 / 70 Remaining
  • 60 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:25
  • Sunset:6:23
  • 10 Hours 58 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 2:26pm
  • Moon Set:12:26am
  • Moon’s Phase: 57 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • October 29 @ 12:50 pm
  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

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Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

International Cycling Union Strips Armstrong Of 7 Tour De France Titles

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:25 am

Lance Armstrong, in the leader's yellow jersey, during the 2001 Tour de France.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

The American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been stripped of all seven of his Tour de France titles, the International Cycling Union said today.

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Mon October 22, 2012
It's All Politics

Five Debate-Worthy Facts About China

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:26 am

Workers scramble on a scaffold at a construction site in Hefei, central China's Anhui province, last month. China has approved a massive infrastructure package worth more than $158 billion, state media said in September, as the government seeks to boost the flagging economy.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

If the last presidential debate was any indication, you'll be hearing a lot about China in tonight's third and final face-off between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Last week's debate was ostensibly about domestic issues, but that didn't stop China from being mentioned numerous times. Tonight's debate, focused on foreign policy, is sure to see relations with Beijing get a lot of airplay.

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Mon October 22, 2012
It's All Politics

George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:11 am

Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern talks about the bombs being used in Vietnam at a $250-a-person fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 1972.

If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.

The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.

McGovern himself was none of these things.

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Mon October 22, 2012
Strange News

Deceased Man's Treasured Maps Go To L.A. Library

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:11 am



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Mon October 22, 2012
Strange News

Out-Of-This-World Nuptials For London Klingon Couple

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:11 am



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Mon October 22, 2012
All Tech Considered

Six New Video Games That Will Get You Hooked

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:03 am

Machinarium from Amanita Design is an adventure game centered a robot who has been sent to the scrap heap. Players solve puzzles to help the robot return to the city.
Amanita Design

Video game makers are rolling out their new titles — with a wide range of creativity and style — just in time for the holiday shopping season. Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine, shares his list of video games you should keep your eye on:

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Mon October 22, 2012

Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Broadway veteran Sutton Foster stars in the ABC Family show Bunheads, which, while focusing on adults, is still popular with ABC Family's demographic.
Adam Larkey ABC Family

In a sterile white boardroom in ABC Family's headquarters in Los Angeles, two young women are assiduously ignoring a spread of cookies in favor of two more important things: their laptops and a live broadcast of the show Pretty Little Liars playing on a large flat-screen TV.

Dalia Ganz, 28, is the show's social-media manager. She's patiently teaching one of the beautiful young actors on the show how to live-tweet this episode.

"Include #prettylittleliars in your answers," she instructs. That is a literal transcription of her words.

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Mon October 22, 2012
The Salt

Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 9:42 am

Drinking diet soda and other low-calorie drinks may help you manage weight, but experts say plain old H2O is still the best way to go.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Diet soda. We love it or hate it. But there's no doubt that consumption is on the rise. More Americans than ever are drinking diet colas, along with other zero- and low-calorie alternatives.

While diet drink consumption is up across the entire population — about 1 in 5 of us consume them — it's higher-income, middle-aged women who are most likely to be sipping diet drinks, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.

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