There are some truths that we believe in wholeheartedly — but what if we're completely wrong? Once we separate fact from fiction, how do our perceptions change? In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.
In order to have a second child, one parent would have to be an only child under the new policy. Previously, both parents had to be only children. China has been loosening the policy for years as it tries to combat a gender imbalance as well as a labor shortage.
A state-run news service says the government will make a big change to the policy designed to restrain population growth. That policy has also led to a relative shortfall of young people and especially of girls.
The U.S. relationship with the Philippines goes way back. University of Hawaii Professor Patricio Abinales, who was born in the Philippines, tells Steve Inskeep his country's love-hate relationship with the U.S. began in the late 19th century after America purchased the islands from Spain.
Novelist Gina Apostol grew up in Tacloban before moving to America. She has relatives in cities near Tacloban, who have been making their way to the shattered area to try to help other family members. She says her family worries about the law and order situation there.
While the aid effort continues to ramp up, many in the typhoon-ravaged nation are still waiting for food, water and adequate shelter. "Nothing. Nothing happened," one survivor said Friday after waiting hours for food aid that never arrived.
It's been one week since the typhoon that destroyed most of the city of Tacloban in the eastern Philippines. People there are still in need of the basics like food, water and shelter. Almost every business in the city was shut down by the storm.
South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham is often criticized by Tea Party oriented Republicans on issues like immigration. There is, however, one topic that is endearing him to conservatives: Benghazi. Graham has vowed to block administration nominations in the Senate until Congress is allowed to interview survivors from last year's attack on the U.S. mission in Libya by armed militants.
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