Marvel of marvels, Congressional leaders reached agreement on a compromise budget package ahead of schedule. Here's your 30-second, sound-smart-at-the-holiday-party guide to what's in it.
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Nutella, it turns out, is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
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While America wondered just how mad Michelle was with Barack after selfiegate (not mad at all, apparently), the Danish papers had their own field day with Helle Thorning-Schmidt. But first, they wondered why it took the world long to recognize her.
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Which characters met their (brutal, bloody) end in last night's season finale? It might be quicker/less spoilery to say who didn't die.
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12 Years a Slave staked its claim in the awards season race this morning with the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but it was joined by a lot of support for Lee Daniel's The Butler and August: Osage County.
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The photographer who snapped the President Obama's selfie has penned a blog post explaining that President Obama and his prime minister pals weren't committing a grave offense when the three of them decided to act like 16-year-olds and mug for a selfie.
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The Indian Supreme Court reinstated a from the 1860s on Wednesday that criminalizes same-sex intercourse in the country
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Today in celebrity gossip: Kate Winslet has procreated with Ned Rocknroll, Justin Bieber involved himself in Philippine misery, and Adam Shankman checked into rehab.
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President Obama, former President George W. Bush, and Hillary Clinton all shared a 16-hour flight on Air Force One to South Africa on Monday and at one wonderful point, the former president went full dad and showed off his now-famous paintings to some very important people.
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The deaf community in South Africa is outraged and embarrassed after realizing that man who was signing translations of Nelson Mandela's memorial to the whole entire world was actually a fraud.
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Congratulations to Pope Francis, Time magazine's person of the year.
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At a youth conference in Ecuador this week, Elian Gonzalez, famous as the focal point of an immigration battle back in 2000, spoke out against the United States' policy on Cuba
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It's that time (get it?) of year again, when Time magazine decides definitively once and for all, who the Person of the Year is.
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The National Security Agency analyzes tracking cookies used by online advertisers in order to find and target surveillance subjects, according to The Washington Post and documents provided by Edward Snowden.
Dec 10, 2013 10:02PM ET
Looks like that Mean Girls musical (if it ever happens) is going to have some competition: a Heathers musical is set to open off-Broadway in March.
Dec 10, 2013 9:15PM ET
Uruguay, which recently became the second Latin American country to legalize gay marriage, is now the first country in the world to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.
Dec 10, 2013 7:53PM ET
Riot police have started to move in on a large protest camp in Kiev's Independence Square tonight, breaking through barricades and clashing with protestors.
Dec 10, 2013 6:31PM ET
Congressional negotiators reached a deal on the budget on Tuesday, days ahead of a December 13th deadline.
Dec 10, 2013 6:09PM ET
Three polls released on Tuesday show President Obama doing better / doing worse / doing much worse than he was in previous surveys, which should lead to some relief / alarm / panic in the White House.
Dec 10, 2013 6:02PM ET
Director Juan Antonio Bayona is going from a real disaster to a fake one.
Dec 10, 2013 5:27PM ET
Ronald Reagan-lovers and conservatives are upset, and maybe a little heart broken, after an effort to name an obscure Nevada mountain after the 40th president was derailed.
Dec 10, 2013 5:21PM ET
Twitter now allows users to send pictures to each other in direct messages, and everyone agrees it's going to lead to a whole lot of nudes flying around.
Dec 10, 2013 5:07PM ET
A lost Johnny Cash album that the late Man in Black recorded in the 1980s will be released next year.
Dec 10, 2013 4:41PM ET
Congratulations to conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who sold her look-what-liberals-said-on-Twitter site Twitchy.com to the same company that she sold HotAir.com to in 2010.
Dec 10, 2013 3:36PM ET
So it seems the cat from Inside Llewyn Davis is on the Criticwire poll for Best Supporting Performance. Enough.
Dec 10, 2013 3:34PM ET
There is now a preponderance of evidence to suggest that maybe — just maybe, with an infinitesimally small chance of happening — that President Obama will suddenly release secret files proving that aliens exist.
Dec 10, 2013 3:21PM ET
Nobel Prize laureate Randy Schekman announced yesterday that he will no longer submit to top science journals.
Dec 10, 2013 3:03PM ET
Federal government offices in Washington shut down Tuesday because of a snowstorm that basically didn't happen. America, you should be embarrassed.
Dec 10, 2013 2:59PM ET
Atheists living openly in 13 countries risk the death penalty, according to a new, comprehensive report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union out on Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013 2:38PM ET
At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela today, Michelle Obama was photographed looking not amused with her husband and his friendly relationship with the very pretty Prime Minister from Denmark, so much so that she may have switched seats with him.