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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.

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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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