- Four Tunisian groups—the Tunisian General Labor Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers—were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their role in fostering the Arab Spring.
- A new study challenges the idea that kids today are less empathetic than their predecessors because of technology, finding that screen time does "not displace face-to-face time nor reduce real-world empathy" and "virtual empathy was positively correlated with real-world empathy."
- Ride-sharing apps like Uber are helping raise people out of poverty in India.
- Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) may get in on the Speaker of the House of Representatives race, joining Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Florida Rep. Daniel Webster.
- Amazon.com is challenging artisan-emporium Etsy by launching Handmade at Amazon, which will feature handmade items from sellers in 60 countries.
- A gunman opened fire outside a Northern Arizona University residence hall Friday morning, killing one person and wounding three others. The shooter is now in custody.
- "You think you're going to have anxiety now? You haven't even seen anxiety," said a Florida judge before throwing an alleged domestic-violence victim in jail for reconsidering pressing charges against her husband.
- Italy is opening a school for aspiring porn stars.
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McDonald's 'Cage Free' Edict Gets Activists Clucking: Market decisions do more than new laws.—By Steven Greenhut