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     Issue No. 3(1)                                                                                             January  6, 2014
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Animals have a long history of being used as diplomatic gestures. Chinese leader Mao Zedong sent a pair of pandas to the US in 1972 after president Nixon's visit to Beijing. When South Korean president Kim Dae Jung met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, they exchanged their respective national dogs: Jindo and Poongsan. Furthermore, a little known fact about the Cold War era is that Nikita Khrushchev and US president John F. Kennedy corresponded regularly and also exchanged gifts; one of them being a dog named Pushinka, whose mother (Strelka) was one of the first dogs to fly into space and return alive.  At the time, the Soviet Union was ahead in the space race. President Kennedy, after writing a thank-you letter to Khrushchev on June 21, 1961, pledged to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, which was successfully accomplished by the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. But in October 1962, shortly after the delivery of Pushinka, the US and the Soviet Union found themselves on the brink of nuclear war (the Cuban missile crisis) after the US captured photographs that proved Russian nuclear missiles were stationed in Cuba. The Resolution? Communication between the two leaders, including gifts such as the dog, had a huge impact on the resolution of the crisis. Khrushchev agreed to dismantle the missiles and ship them back to the Soviet Union. In return Kennedy promised the US would not invade Cuba and would lift the naval blockade imposed on the island.

"The combination of financial healing, greater balance in the housing market, less fiscal restraint, and, of course, continued monetary policy accommodation bodes well for US economic growth in coming quarters," Mr Bernanke told the American Economic Association.(Telegraph)
The temperature predictions are startling: 25 below zero in Fargo, N.D., minus 31 in International Falls, Minn., and 15 below in Indianapolis and Chicago. At those temperatures, exposed skin can get frostbitten in minutes and hypothermia can quickly set in because wind chills could hit 50, 60 or even 70 below zero. (AP)
The latest evidence: In the years immediately following the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid -- two programs that dramatically expanded government-sponsored health coverage -- patients' share of out-of-pocket costs dropped by 40 percent. (HP)
Gov. Cuomo's plan will be far more restrictive than the laws in Colorado or California, where medical marijuana is available to people with conditions as mild as backaches. It will allow just 20 hospitals across the state to prescribe marijuana to patients with cancer, glaucoma or other diseases that meet standards to be set by the New York State Department of Health. (NYT)
Savvier college-bound consumers know that the so-called "sticker price" of tuition and fees at a given college or university isn't what many-or even most-students pay. (MotherJones)
Because Most Americans Are Unenthusiastic About It / Because the U.S. Won't Control The Flow Of Guns Into Latin America / Because the United States Leads The Hemisphere In Drug Consumption / Because The U.S. Ignores Latin American Calls For A Rethinking Of Drug Policy....(HP)
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