The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has created uncertainty about the government that controls one of the most oppressive countries in the world. There are concerns of a brewing power struggle following Kim's death. Analysts say the U.S. and its allies have no detailed contingency plans if the situation there spins out of control.
Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre'swork was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
The track record of products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
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