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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

    Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off
    For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California. But it looks like the influx could be slowing. Admission offers from U....

    PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...

    Policing private contractors is challenge for states

    WASHINGTON Hurricane Sandy victims were improperly denied grant money to rebuild. Criminals escaped from halfway houses and committed murder and assault. Case managers for people with developmental disabilities failed to file accurate reports about...

    New Britain Native Experiences War In Israel

    New Britain Native Experiences War In Israel
    For one New Britain native, the war between Israel and Hamas is not just something to hear about on the evening news or scroll by on her Facebook news feed. Judy Weinstein Goldberg is experiencing it firsthand. Currently living in Ashkelon, Israel,...