NATO has suspended some joint operations and training with the Afghan Army and police. While the suspension is temporary, it raises serious questions about the role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and whether or not Afghans will be ready to take control of their own security in 2014.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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