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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.

As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.

This Is An Orchestra Under The Influence Of Chili Peppers

Each musician ate one of "the world's hottest chili peppers" whole, before continuing to play a famous tango.

How Africa's Oldest National Park Can Benefit Both Gorillas And Locals

Virunga, a new documentary on the Congolese park, premieres Friday on Netflix. We spoke to the chief warden about endangered mountain gorillas, oil speculators and the power of tourism.

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.

Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five other measures provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.

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.

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.

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.

Saudi Council Reportedly Recommends Letting Some Women Drive

The Associated Press reports that after years of refusing to review the kingdom's ban on female drivers, a key council now says that with restrictions, women could be allowed to drive.

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