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  • ASEAN's challenge: A swaggering China

     ASEAN's challenge: A swaggering China
    For a long time China has prided itself on the gradual improvement and solidification of its relations with the countries of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, mainly through economic means. Since Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s, Chinese leaders have emphasized the significance of shedding decades, if not centuries, of mistrust and confrontation and moving toward cooperation and integration. The China-ASEAN free-trade zone, which came into effect four years ago, was intended to be the symbol of this new relationship.
  • Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero

    Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero
    Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options. Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday — the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA...

    Dale T. Mortensen dies at 74; Northwestern professor won economics Nobel

    Dale T. Mortensen dies at 74; Northwestern professor won economics Nobel
    Longtime Northwestern University professor Dale T. Mortensen, who shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with two other Americans for their work explaining how unemployment can remain high despite a large number of job openings, has died. He was...

    How much are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness?

    How much are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness?
    Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics. The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...

    What -- us tired? Elderly say they're less exhausted than teens

    What -- us tired? Elderly say they're less exhausted than teens
    Elderly people say they feel much less tired than teenagers and younger adults, according to a surprising new study that tracked how nearly 13,000 Americans rated their exhaustion. The results counter earlier studies and defy stereotypes of older people...