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Monday, December 1, 2008

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  • Obama Unveils National Security Team
    President-elect Barack Obama has unveiled his national security team. Among the main appointments: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is staying on at the Pentagon, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be secretary of state and Eric Holder will be the attorney general.
  • U.N. Envoy Nominee Rice Known As Smart, Tough
    Susan Rice, who was a key adviser to Barack Obama during his campaign, is a Rhodes Scholar and former Clinton official who has focused on foreign policy during her career. She also has sharply criticized President Bush's handling of the situation in Darfur.
  • NPR Baghdad Reporter: Violence Up In Iraq
    NPR's Ivan Watson, who had a close call Sunday when his car was targeted by a bomb, says there has been an increase in violence in the Iraqi capital. He says in November alone, there were 108 bombings in the city with a civilian death toll of 148.
  • For Online Daters, Coaches Help Craft The Message
    Dozens of consultants have sprung up in recent years to offer coaching services for online dating. One suggests writing a profile as close to the truth as possible — and focusing on the short-term: getting that first date.
  • Online Dating Coaches Offer Advice At A Price
    Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, talks about the increasingly complicated world of online dating, including the proliferation of niche dating sites and of "coaches" who will help you create an appealing online profile.
  • Mexico's 1968 Massacre: What Really Happened?
    In 1968, students in Mexico City challenged the country's government. On Oct. 2, troops opened fire on a crowd of student demonstrators. Forty years later, the exact death toll remains a mystery. But official documents suggest that military snipers may have triggered the massacre.
  • Group: Recession Began In Dec. 2007
    The National Bureau of Economic Research says the United States has officially been in a recession since December 2007. A recession is sometimes defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth, but the private group uses a more precise measure.
  • Online Shopping Adapts To New Times
    Online retail has come a long way in the past decade. Web sites offer virtual try-on rooms, and soon sites will be able to morph to adapt to an individual user. What's more: There are sites that will find the lowest price for a particular item — even a rebate.
  • Thai Loyalists Show Strength As Tourism Falls
    Tensions are rising between pro-government and anti-government groups in Thailand as the country's major airports remain closed, leaving tourists and travelers stranded. Police have been authorized to disperse the anti-government protesters, but so far they haven't.
  • After Mumbai Attacks, Tensions With Pakistan Loom
    India says terrorists who killed nearly 200 people last week were from a Pakistani militant group. Pakistan, in turn, says there's no evidence of that. Freelance journalist Graham Usher, who is based in Islamabad, Pakistan, says people on both sides are worried the rivals are on their way to another war.

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