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November 6, 2014 7:17 AM EST

How Mitch McConnell Won the Day
The GOP takes a victory lap

Is This Hillary Clinton’s Moment?
To win in 2016, she will need to appear fresh, aggressive and optimistic

The GOP’s Other Glittering Prize
Can Republicans agree on a leader to take back the White House?

Xi Jinping’s Power of One
China’s strongest leader in years, aims to propel his nation to the top of the world order

Life After War
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are battling lasting wounds—both visible and invisible

Bob Hope and the Road to Utopia
How the comedian set the stage for Hollywood activism

Startups for Seniors
Innovators are targeting a demographic of consumers living longer than they ever have before

Cider’s Big Moment
Small-batch producers want to take on the beer establishment

Hitching a Ride With Comets
The European Space Agency’s new mission may reveal secrets of the solar system

Revenge of the Dollar
Reports of the demise of the world’s most popular reserve currency were greatly exaggerated

The Culture

Pop Chart

The Theory of Everything: A Grief History of Love
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones soldier on in the Stephen Hawking biopic

Review: 9 Years Later, The Comeback Makes a Comeback
Lisa Kudrow is sharper than ever

Review: All Good Things Must End
Röyksoopp’s new album will be the Norwegian duo’s last

10 Questions With John Cleese
The British jester on growing up funny and the sad things about being a comedian

Kid Swap
Ever wish you had different parents? Well, they might wonder about you too


Veterans at Home


Brittany Maynard’s ‘Death With Dignity’
The young brain cancer patient has changed the conversation about life-ending medication

Peter Sagal Remembers ‘Car Talk’ Host Tom Magliozzi
Magliozzi, one half of public radio’s famous ‘Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers,’ died Monday aged 77. His NPR colleague remembers a career filled with laughter



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