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Published October 30, 2013 3:36 pm

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A human face for drone victims — Dana Milbank | The Washington Post

From Washington, the drone-warfare program looks almost aseptic: Remote-controlled aircraft fire with precision on targets half a world away.

But on Tuesday, this anonymous form of warfare assumed a name and a face: that of 9-year-old Nibila ur Rehman, who, along with her father and older brother, came all the way from Pakistan's tribal region to talk about the drone strike that killed her grandmother a year ago. ...

The Cheneys are a dynasty to be ducked — Maureen Dowd |The New York Times

... One of the best things about the 2008 race was ushering out the incalculably destructive Dick Cheney. Except now, in 2013, he's once more ominously omnipresent. Even blessed with the gift of a stranger's heart, and looking so much healthier, he's still the same nasty bully. ...

A government website that works — Susan Crawford | Bloomberg View

Are you tired of stories about the HealthCare.gov debacle day after day? Here's another tale of government technology-building that's decidedly happier.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just unveiled a sophisticated website aimed at making financial regulations easier to find and understand. Let's hope other agencies at every level of government take notice. ...

Teach for all, the anti-al-Qaida — Thomas L. Friedman | The New York TimesTENGCHONG, China — I never thought I'd have to come to China for a breath of fresh air. ...