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[2]The Frozen Ladder
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Julia Gronnevet | n+1 | 3 November 2010
  "You  love your bunk when work's 14.5 hours a day, including mandatory
  overtime taken out of sleep time." Writer recalls brutal experience of
  working on Alaskan fishing vessel, and tragedy that brought it to an end

[3]Why Does Asia Love Lafite?
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Tim Atkin | Tim's Blog | 3 November 2010
  After three bottles of Chateau Lafite are sold in Hong Kong for more than
  $700,000, wine expert calls the top of the market. Even status symbols have
  their limits, and Bordeaux tastes awful with Asian food anyway

[4]The Perfect Stride
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Jennifer Kahn | New Yorker | 1 November 2010
  Controversial coach Alberto Salazar is remodeling the running style of US
  athletes, right down to the way they hold their thumbs. Will having perfect
  biomechanics help Americans catch the East Africans?

[5]Investigating Texas Hold 'Em
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Nick Christenson | Two Plus Two | 2 November 2010
  Software developer, game theorist tries out new video poker game in Las
  Vegas. It charges no rake and relies on playing better than its opponent in
  order to win. So is it beatable?

[6]The Many Lives Of Christine O'Donnell
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Bradford Plumer | New Republic | 3 November 2010
  Post-mortem on failed election campaign of Senate candidate for Delaware.
  Sarah Palin has proved that you don't need electoral success to be a star on
  the right. We haven't seen the last of Christine O'Donnell

[7]Lada's Theme
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Adam Curtis | BBC Blogs | 28 October 2010
  Another atmospheric, multimedia blogpost from documentary maker behind "The
  Power Of Nightmares", this time focusing on Lada cars and the rise of Boris
  Berezovsky. It couldn't happen here, could it?

[8]Them And Us
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William Davies | Open Democracy | 3 November 2010
  Informative, thought-provoking review of new Will Hutton book, which argues
  for new model of "fairness" in society, owes much to Schumpeter when trying
  to strike balance between individual and collective good

[9]A Piece Of Their Mind
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Ken MacQueen | Macleans | 2 November 2010
  Four-year-old conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista share not just a skull but
  part of their brains. "One will look at a toy. The other can reach across
  and grab it, even though her own eyes couldn’t possibly see it"

[10]Out Of The Park
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Jane Leavy | Washingtonian | 2 November 2010
  Story of the ball that Mickey Mantle hit out of Griffith Park in 1953, said
  at the time to be the longest home run on record. Tracked down more than 50
  years later, boy who found the ball recalls event differently

[11]Own The Sky
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Shane Harris | Washingtonian | 1 November 2010
  Air refueling tankers essential for military reach, US fleet needs urgently
  replacing.  Gripping  account  of the "most controversial, politically
  contentious, personally ruinous military contract in modern history"

[12]Topic: Barack Obama
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The years of disillusion. How President Barack Obama lost many of his friends,
and failed to win... [13]Continue reading...
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[14]Today on FiveBooks: Tales of Soviet Russia
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