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The Briefing 10-14-13

1) Has the Nobel Peace Prize’s prestige been tarnished by politicization? 

A Wishful Peace Prize, Wall Street Journal (Editorial)

2) When you read Alice Munro, you don’t just read the story of people, but civilization

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature, New York Times (Julie Bosman)

3) Do you want to improve in understanding people? Read literary fiction

Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind, Science (David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano)

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds, The Guardian (Liz Bury)

4) “Little Sisters of the Poor” not religious enough for exemption from Obamacare

What Obamacare means to Little Sisters of the Poor, Washington Times (Mario Diaz)

5) “Marketing secrecy clause” hides abortion coverage in fine print of Obamacare

Making the taxpayer an accessory to the abortion trade, Washington Times (Christopher H. Smith)