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    Green Rankings 2012: FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about our fourth annual environmental ranking.
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    Our Research Partners

    The Newsweek Green Rankings were compiled in collaboration with two leading research organizations.
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    Newsweek's Foodie Awards

    We asked 53 top chefs to compile the finest, oddest, most memorable dining hotspots in the world from Australia to Monaco. Browse the delicious list.
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    150 Women Who Shake the World

    They're heads of state and of household, fiery protesters and sly iconoclasts. Newsweek and The Daily Beast honor 150 women heroes.
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    NewsBeast: April 13, 2011, Washington, D.C.

    Vice President Joe Biden zones out during President Obama’s speech on the deficit, as chief of staff William Daley looks poised to seize the phone he’s indiscreetly eyeing.
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    A Look Back at Geraldine Ferraro's Life

    Geraldine Ferraro, first woman vice presidential candidate for a major political party, dies at 75. A look back at her life from the NEWSWEEK archives:
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    NewsBeast: March 18, 2011, Sana, Yemen

    Pro-democracy protests in Yemen turned deadly when President Ali Abdullah Saleh's supporters opened fire from rooftops on hundreds of thousands of demonstrators below, killing at least 45 people. Yemen is already plagued with troubles--35 percent unemployment and nearly 50 percent poverty, a rebellion in the north, and a struggle for secession in the formerly independent south. Saleh had announced that he'd leave office in 2013, but protesters remain skeptical and seem to be standing their ground.
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    Is There Any Kind of Safe Energy?

    The world holds its breath as Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors continue to spew radiation. In the worst case, a cloud of radioactive material could be blown inland, endangering millions. The crisis has forced a reexamination of American nuclear policy.
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    NewsBeast: March 11, 2011, Ras Lanuf, Libya

    Journalists pause on a day of heavy aerial bombing by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. Lynsey Addario, far left, went missing along with three other journalists (including Tyler Hicks, second from right). They were found soon after in the hands of the Libyan government. Addario, a fearless war photographer, described the conditions in Libya in an earlier interview with NEWSWEEK. “This is by far the most dangerous thing I’ve ever covered. There’s no place to hide. They’re really hitting you from all angles.” She added, “You’re really just sort of praying the whole time.”
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    Wall Street in the Dock

    Rajat Gupta stands to lose powerful friends and worldly influence. Few climbed higher than Gupta, the former managing director of consulting powerhouse McKinsey & Co.
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    Measuring Tsunamis

    The NOAA took 20 years to develop a reliable tsunamograph, an apparatus that provides accurate, real-time data on tsunamis. It consists of an anchored, ocean-bottom pressure recorder and a companion buoy (called DART, for Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis). The recorder, sitting at a depth of up to 5,000 meters, measures changes in pressure due to changes in water level. The recorder transmits acoustic signals to the buoy, which, in turn, relays the measurements of wave height to satellites. This information is then used to forecast the progress of a tsunami. Although each tsunamograph costs a mere $200,000, there are only about 50 in operation worldwide. There are scarcely any in the middle of the Pacific, and practically none in the Indian Ocean. Each dot on the map above represents a single buoy, an object about five feet wide that resembles a flying saucer. Many countries, such as India and Indonesia, have resisted acquiring DARTs from the NOAA out of a sense of ...
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    Trumping the White House

    Handicapping of the 2012 presidential election is well underway: Obama vs. Huckabee. Obama vs. Romney. Obama vs. Palin. But what if Donald Trump were in the mix? The notion seems only slightly less outlandish after the Donald's splashy (and anything but humble) appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. And when we asked likely voters in the new NEWSWEEK/Daily Beast poll, we found that some of the GOP's biggest names would be wise to keep an eye out for Trump, who did surprisingly well. Could he play the Ross Perot wild-card role in 2012?
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    Holbrooke’s Storied Career Lauded at Memorial

    At a memorial service for Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan who died in December, friends and family recalled his storied career. In a report to be published Monday, NEWSWEEK’s Jonathan Alter and Christopher Dickey mine interviews with people who knew Holbrooke to create a full portrait of the diplomat’s life since 2009.
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    Friday Caption Contest: Peace Talks

    As Obama’s summer of discontent marches into autumn, Hillary Clinton is looking rather pleased with herself. Perhaps she finally found the silver lining to losing the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
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    Three Tiny Cars with Huge Mileage

    The Mini Cooper, Honda Fit, and Smart cars are stalling. Here are three 2013 imports aiming to revive the small-car market with huge highway mileage.
  • Business Books You Need to Read Now

    Book authors from the business world talked to NEWSWEEK in an ongoing series of interviews highlighting the best business literature out there. Stop here before (or after) picking up the latest intelligent take.
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    Jonathan Alter Appears on 'Late Night With David Letterman'

    NEWSWEEK columnist Jonathan Alter went on "Late Night With David Letterman" Tuesday night to talk about his new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," which offers a behind-the-scenes view of the administration's political successes and failures.
  • Ahmet Davutoglu on Israel, Iran, and the West

    What is Turkey up to? A stalwart member of NATO, many believe it is now tilting east. In May, it sealed a nuclear-exchange deal with Iran, and in June Ankara voted no on U.N. sanctions against Iran. Then, the killing of nine Turks aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla by Israeli forces led to a crisis between the longtime allies, and further questions about the direction of Turkey’s foreign policy. Semin Gümüsel Güner and Selcuk Tepeli of NEWSWEEK Turkey recently met with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss these issues. Excerpts:
  • Tax Attacks

    A recent history of anti-tax violence

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