Kenya's election commission named Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the country's presidential election with 50.07 percent on Saturday, but his opponent alleged multiple failures in the vote and said Kenya's democracy was on trial.
Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan took a bit of a professional risk this week by publicly declaring his vegetarianism. He's not alone: Many Americans say they've cut back on meat in recent years, and like Yonan, they cite health as a primary concern.
Washington Post food editor Joe Yonian took a bit of a professional risk this week by publicly declaring his vegetarianism. He's not alone: Many Americans say they've cut back on meat in recent years, and like Yonan, they cite health as a primary concern.
Almost one-third of Americans say they're trying to avoid eating gluten, according to a new survey. This despite the fact that only a small fraction of those people have celiac disease.
Late President Hugo Chavez helped out ideological peers in Latin America, as well as key U.S. allies in the Caribbean. But with Venezuela's own financial challenges and an upcoming presidential election, many of those countries are worried their vital oil lifeline is about to be shut off.
The 70-acre patch of agricultural land is prime real estate next to Cairo, and it has been the subject of a long fight over ownership.
North Korea has been ratcheting up the rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. Analysts say the secretive nature of the country make it difficult to judge its intentions and capabilities, however.
The trial over the melee that killed 74 people after a soccer game in the city of Port Said in early 2012 has been the source of some of the worst unrest to hit Egypt in recent weeks.
A bomb exploded near the Defense Ministry in Kabul Saturday morning as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility, calling it a message to the new Pentagon chief.
The senator launched a nationwide conversation when he challenged the president's pick to lead the CIA. He vowed to keep talking until the White House clarified whether it has authority to kill U.S. citizens on American soil with drones. He finally stood down, but the debate is far from over.
Noma, the Danish eatery that has won fans with its innovative and artful cuisine — and won Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title three times — is getting some unwelcome press, after dozens of people who ate at the Copenhagen restaurant fell sick.
The shirt was inscribed with his name, his birthdate (Sept. 11) and the popular French saying, "I am the bomb."
Jon Underwood, a British Web designer and self-named "death entrepreneur," helps people talk about the taboo topic over tea and cake. "When we acknowledge that we're going to die, it falls back on ourselves to ask the question, 'Well, in this limited time that I've got, what's important for me to do?' " Underwood says.
Uhuru Kenyatta is facing charges at the International Criminal Court. A official announcement will be made Saturday morning.
A week after a sweeping education bill was abruptly adopted by Alabama's Legislature, the legislation is on hold, with a circuit judge and the state's supreme court reviewing separate lawsuits filed over it. The bill gives tax credits to parents who move children from struggling schools to private or public schools.
Why do people in Boston get the flu when it's cold, while people in Senegal get sick when it's hot? Humidity is a big part of the explanation. But how flu spreads in the tropics and more temperate climates appears to be different.
The declaration also praised Bulgarian citizens and politicians for saving more than 48,000 Jews during the Holocaust.
There's a pretty amazing viral video on the loose showing how wealth is distributed in this country. More than 3.5 million people have watched "Wealth Inequality in America" on YouTube so far. And one of the most striking statistics from the video is this: The average CEO makes 380 times what the average worker makes.
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A surprise viral hit: Income inequality, the movie
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Friday's surprisingly good jobs report and the lowest unemployment level in four years had many economists celebrating. The president and Republican congressional leaders, not so much. Ironically, the slice of good economic news could contradict the narrative each side is using to try to shape fiscal policy.
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to find out what exactly employers are looking for in today's college grads. On the one hand, no surprise -- they want bright, shiny degrees. Even in industries like manufacturing and retail, a four-year degree is increasingly seen as a must. But what really gets employers' bacon sizzling is work experience. And particularly, internships. Plus, the survey showed that the credential that really stands out in resumes of recent college graduates is an internship, followed closely by work experience of some kind.
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Some degree programs do require an internship or some form of experiential learning -- such as in journalism or health sciences -- but often it's up to students to get one. And grads who don't intern while at college can find it difficult to land an internship after graduating or even afford one for no pay or little money. In addition, studies show more and more job listings require a degree for work.
But even though more employers are demanding a degree, they're also saying colleges aren't doing a good enough job. What do they really want?
For instance, 31% of employers in the survey said colleges were doing a 'fair' to 'poor' job preparing what they called 'successful employees,' a sizeable minority. They said job candidates were most lacking in things like writing and communication skills, adaptability, making decisions, and problem solving. They said it's the colleges' job to teach these things. But some might argue that employers need to be doing more training on their own, especially in entry-level jobs. Nearly a third of employers in the survey told us that grads are unprepared or even very unprepared for the job search.
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