All Things Considered for January 23, 2013
Jan 23, 2013 — Journalist-turned-politician Yair Lapid saw his new party — There Is a Future — become the second-largest party in parliament in Tuesday's election. Now the question is whether he will join the government or be in the opposition.
Jan 23, 2013 — After researchers created versions of the bird flu virus that could spread more easily, critics began to worry that the work could spawn a pandemic if a virus escaped from the lab. After halting their work for more than a year, scientists now say the benefits outweigh the risks, and they are set to restart their experiments.
Jan 23, 2013 — The groundbreaking move overturns a 1994 rule and opens up thousands of front-line positions for women. Panetta is expected to announce the decision along with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tomorrow.
Jan 23, 2013 — A Chinese man in Beijing has set up a cafe identical to the New York hangout on the hit TV show. For owner Du Xin, Friends is "like a religion" — and he's not the only one. He's opened a second Central Perk in Shanghai, capitalizing on the Chinese fondness for the six friends and their laid-back, freewheeling lives.
Jan 23, 2013 — Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy, parts of lower Manhattan are limping along to recovery. More than 20 large buildings are without power, and many businesses remain closed and boarded up. Even businesses that are open are struggling without the old foot traffic.
Jan 23, 2013 — A specialty Norwegian cheese, brunost, proved so flammable that it burned for several days, badly damaging a Norwegian road tunnel.