FARAH STOCKMAN
Trade vs. aid: Pakistan wants lower tariffs, US gives money instead 
Pakistan receives billions in US aid, though what it really wants is easier access to US markets for its textile exports.
(TSERING TOPGYAL/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

FARAH STOCKMAN

Trade vs. aid: Pakistan wants lower tariffs, US gives money instead

Pakistan receives billions in US aid, though what it really wants is easier access to US markets for its textile exports.

(TSERING TOPGYAL/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 Editorial cartoon: Feeling their way 
- China and the US are moving tentatively in their relationship in this cartoon by The Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman.

Editorial cartoon: Feeling their way

- China and the US are moving tentatively in their relationship in this cartoon by The Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman.

JOSHUA GREEN
The manufacturing myth 
- The idea that a special virtue lies in “making something real” — as opposed to, say, financial engineering — is deeply embedded in the national psyche.

JOSHUA GREEN

The manufacturing myth

- The idea that a special virtue lies in “making something real” — as opposed to, say, financial engineering — is deeply embedded in the national psyche.

Job openings jump to near a 3-year high
- WASHINGTON - The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a brighter outlook for hiring.

Job openings jump to near a 3-year high

- WASHINGTON - The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a brighter outlook for hiring.

THE BIG PICTURE
Afghanistan, December 2011
- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.
(37 photos total)

THE BIG PICTURE

Afghanistan, December 2011

- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.

(37 photos total)

Homeless veterans are target of new housing initiative
- Participants in a new federally funded program will receive federal housing vouchers specifically for veterans, mental health services, and psychiatric evaluations.

Homeless veterans are target of new housing initiative

- Participants in a new federally funded program will receive federal housing vouchers specifically for veterans, mental health services, and psychiatric evaluations.

nationalpost:

Montreal man crosses U.S. border showing just iPad scan of passportA Montreal man managed to cross the U.S. border by showing just a scanned image of his passport on his iPad.Photographer Martin Reisch was driving down Highway 55 to visit friends in Vermont on Friday, when 30 minutes from the Stanstead crossing, he remembered that he left his passport at home.He thought of turning around when he remembered that he had a scanned copy of his passport on Dropbox, an online file storage service. It was a backup he kept in case he lost his passport while travelling.“When I explained my story to the American guard, he looked kind of indifferent. He was a pretty serious border guy,” Mr. Reisch said.The Canada-U.S. border on Highway 55 at Vermont where Martin Reisch used his iPad showing a scanned copy of his passport to cross into America.The officer took his tablet computer and went inside the border office. “I guess he looked me up in the computer and saw I’m not a criminal or a terrorist or anything. (Photo: CBC Montreal)

nationalpost:

Montreal man crosses U.S. border showing just iPad scan of passport
A Montreal man managed to cross the U.S. border by showing just a scanned image of his passport on his iPad.

Photographer Martin Reisch was driving down Highway 55 to visit friends in Vermont on Friday, when 30 minutes from the Stanstead crossing, he remembered that he left his passport at home.

He thought of turning around when he remembered that he had a scanned copy of his passport on Dropbox, an online file storage service. It was a backup he kept in case he lost his passport while travelling.

“When I explained my story to the American guard, he looked kind of indifferent. He was a pretty serious border guy,” Mr. Reisch said.

The Canada-U.S. border on Highway 55 at Vermont where Martin Reisch used his iPad showing a scanned copy of his passport to cross into America.

The officer took his tablet computer and went inside the border office. “I guess he looked me up in the computer and saw I’m not a criminal or a terrorist or anything. (Photo: CBC Montreal)

BC is ordered to turn over IRA materials
- A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over recorded interviews of a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army to federal prosecutors in Boston.

BC is ordered to turn over IRA materials

- A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over recorded interviews of a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army to federal prosecutors in Boston.

A formal end to nine years of war
- The Pentagon declared an official end to its mission in Iraq yesterday, closing a troubled conflict that helped reshape US politics and left a bitter legacy of anti-US sentiment across the Muslim world.

A formal end to nine years of war

- The Pentagon declared an official end to its mission in Iraq yesterday, closing a troubled conflict that helped reshape US politics and left a bitter legacy of anti-US sentiment across the Muslim world.

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