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What are the best snow boots to wear?

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Winter has now hit North America and many of us are shopping for new winter boots. Researchers in Toronto came up with a rating system to test the slip resistance of 100 different types of winter boots, based on how they performed against icy conditions simulated in their state-of-the-art winter lab. You won't be happy with what they found.

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Just how far down can the US reputation fall?

The world continues to laugh at the expense of the US, as President Obama proposes some limits on US surveillance. Other world leaders have different problems, from flying shoes to picking logos, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

The Philippines is bowed, but not broken after Typhoon Haiyan

While aid organizations rush to help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan, there is at least some good news. Officials say the death toll should be between 2000 and 2500, rather than the 10,000 previously reported. Plus, Moscow allows subway riders to pay for their fares in squats. And Egypt stands as the worst Arab country for women. Those stories and more, in today's Global Scan.