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'Chief Resilience Officers' Could Help Cities Cope With Calamity

The Rockefeller Foundation will pay 100 cities to hire people who can help them prepare for future shocks and stresses.
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For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
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Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion

North Dakota and Colorado voters struck down the "personhood" measures, which would give legal rights to fetuses. But Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.
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Loretta Lynch To Be Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney General

A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.
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Dallas Ebola Monitoring Period Ends With An All-Clear

In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.
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President, Lawmakers Signal Bipartisanship In Post-Election Meeting

At a two-hour lunch meeting with leaders of both parties and both chambers, Obama said he would judge ideas not on whether they are from Democrats or Republicans but on whether they work.
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Obama's Secret Letter To Iranian Leader Details Shared Interest In Fighting ISIS

Robert Siegel talks to Jay Solomon, foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, about the letter President Obama sent to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei regarding ISIS and the nuclear talks.
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Marine Reflects On Second Battle Of Fallujah, 10 Years Later

In 2004, coalition forces began what would be the bloodiest battle American troops had seen since the Vietnam War. Melissa Block talks with Greg Nichols, who was 19 years old at the time.
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Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat

The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag flown by international cargo ships and is a huge source of revenue.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Results And The New Congress

Robert Siegel talks about what's next for Congress and the White House after the midterm elections with regular contributors E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review.

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