The Two-Way
7:01 am
Wed August 27, 2014

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, says French prosecutors have put her under formal investigation.

The New York Times reports:

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The Salt
6:31 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.

The signature of a great American-style pizza is not the toppings du jour but the cheese: hot, gooey mozzarella, with big, dark splotches of caramelization.

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The Two-Way
5:54 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

Afghan election commission worker sorts ballots for an audit.
Rahmat Gul AP

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:56 am

The Afghan election process was thrown further into disarray on Wednesday, when both candidates pulled their observers from a U.N.-led audit of the country's ballots.

The AP reports Abdullah Abdullah was the first to pull out his observer saying the process was full of fraud. The AP adds:

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Europe
5:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:59 am

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:59 am

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