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Black Friday, MREs and Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk'

What Americans do on Black Friday (not all shop). Tastier Meals Ready to Eat for troops. And Rihanna's new album | AMERICAN MOSAIC

Rihanna performing last month in London as part of her "Loud" tour

Exploring the Art of Rhetoric

Popular American Rhetoric website home to thousands of speeches | THIS IS AMERICA

Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, in 1996 while she was first lady of the United States

The Story of Aspirin

A study suggests this ancient pain and fever reducer also reduces bowel cancer risk, but it has risks of its own | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS


UN Says Food Production Must Rise; How 'Fertilizer Trees' Could Help

Farmers in southern African are planting the trees to improve soil with nitrogen from the air | AGRICULTURE REPORT

 Maize growing under Faidherbia albida

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986: Her Paintings Showed Her Love for the American Southwest

People can immediately identify the artists's paintings of huge, colorful flowers or bones in dream-like deserts | PEOPLE IN AMERICA

Alfred Stieglitz photograph of O'Keeffe. New York City, 1918

A Cool Way to Keep Food From Spoiling

Mohammed Bah Abba's pot-in-pot cooling system | TECHNOLOGY REPORT

Mohammed Bah Abba

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Debate Pakistan, Iran

The seven men and one woman dealt with national security and foreign policy issues in their latest debate | IN THE NEWS

Republican presidential candidates from left, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, stand for national anthem before a Republican presidential debate in Washington, Nov. 22, 2011.

American History: The Election of 1968

A presidential election campaign to remember | THE MAKING OF A NATION

Richard Nixon, left, greets the press with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House in Washington in November of 1968

US Congressional Committee Fails to Identify Budget Cuts

That means $1.2 trillion in cuts will automatically take effect over 10 years | ECONOMICS REPORT

Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction meeting earlier in the year.  Co-Chairs Representative Jeb Hensarling ofTexas and Senator Patty Murray of Washington are at lower left.

A School System in Maine Gives iPads to Kindergartners

A $200,000 project brings debate, but educators believe the tablets will improve reading and math skills | EDUCATION REPORT

Teacher Laurie Gerard uses iPads with her kindergarten students in Auburn, Maine

Explorers Sense a Guiding Presence in Times of Danger

Writer John Geiger discusses the Third Man Factor and his book about the mystery | EXPLORATIONS

Ernest Shackleton

Study Links Smoking to Millions of TB Deaths

"If you want to control the infectious disease of TB, you have to control the tobacco industry," a researcher says | HEALTH REPORT

X-rays from a tuberculosis patient
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