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Calif Oyster Farm Closure Ends Long Battle Calif Oyster Farm Closure Ends Long Battle
SAN FRANCISCO November 30, 2012, 04:23 am ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny's struggle to keep his family's oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying the park's pristine waters and ushering in the nation's newest ocean wilderness. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's announcement Thursday that he was allowing the oyster farm's lease to expire took many by surprise — especially Drakes Bay Oyster Co. owner Lunny — whose family...
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265 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/30/2012 2:23:53 AM

Israel Retaliates for UN Vote on Palestine Israel Retaliates for UN Vote on Palestine
Israel says it will withhold more than $100 million in taxes and tariff funds it collects on behalf of Palestinians to punish them for their successful bid to win United Nations statehood.Sunday's move came as cheering crowds welcomed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas back to the West Bank city of Ramallah following his diplomatic victory last week when the Palestinians won non-member state observer status at the U.N. General Assembly.Abbas proclaimed, "Yes, now we have a state" as he addressed the...
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265 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/2/2012 6:02:56 AM

NHL Players Aren't The Only Ones Locked Out NHL Players Aren't The Only Ones Locked Out
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET December 9, 2012 Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Bob McDonald, who sings the national anthem at Washington Capitals games in D.C. His 20th year with the team was spoiled this season by the NHL lockout. ...
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265 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/9/2012 6:00:00 AM

No One Retreating; Cliff Talks Seem At Standstill No One Retreating; Cliff Talks Seem At Standstill
WASHINGTON December 10, 2012, 07:52 am ET WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House to discuss the "fiscal cliff," while rank-and-file Republicans stepped forward with what they called pragmatic ideas to break the stalemate. The Obama-Boehner meeting Sunday was the first between just the two leaders since Election Day. They agreed not to release details of their weekend conversation, but aides emphasized that the lines of communication remain...
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'March For Life' Rally Draws Large Crowd In Washington 'March For Life' Rally Draws Large Crowd In Washington
Enlarge image i Anti-abortion activists at a protest Thursday outside the offices of Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. Friday, hundreds of thousands are expected at the March for Life rally. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images Anti-abortion activists at a protest Thursday outside the offices of Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. Friday, hundreds of thousands are expected at the March for Life rally. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images Organizers say today's March for Life rally in the...
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Exxon More Golden Than Apple Again Exxon More Golden Than Apple Again
Enlarge image i In this Oct. 20, 2012 photo, people line up to enter a newly opened Apple Store in Beijing. Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Andy Wong/AP In this Oct. 20, 2012 photo, people line up to enter a newly opened Apple Store in Beijing. Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Andy Wong/AP Apple...
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Hillary Clinton Reflects On Challenges Of Office Hillary Clinton Reflects On Challenges Of Office
Enlarge image i Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Newseum in Washington, on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Newseum in Washington, on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves her position Friday after four years on the job, handing over duties to her successor, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. As secretary, Clinton is credited with restoring alliances that were frayed during the Bush years. She put women and...
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266 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 1/29/2013 9:17:00 PM

First Watch: Mercury Prize Winners Villagers Are Back First Watch: Mercury Prize Winners Villagers Are Back
Villagers is the music of Conor O'Brien, who won the 2010 Mercury Prize for his debut release, the album Becoming a Jackal. Now there's new music from Villagers, from a record called {Awayland}. That music comes out first in Europe and the U.K. on January 14 — here in the U.S. we'll be waiting until April 9. We have this new song and video from Villagers, for the song "Nothing Arrived." Conor O'Brien writes: "Nothing Arrived" is our jangly tribute to the great lottery of life. This is a video of us...
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266 Hits, 6 Comments, Added On 12/11/2012 1:40:00 PM

Egypt's Morsi Promises Dialogue, Keeps Extra Powers Egypt's Morsi Promises Dialogue, Keeps Extra Powers
CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has called for dialogue with key figures on Saturday to end the nation's political crisis.  But Morsi's most controversial positions remain unchanged.President Morsi said that the open meeting is to resolve the standoff between his supporters and opponents that has led to violence in the streets of Cairo.   In a televised address late Thursday, Morsi said he would hold the meeting at the presidential palace with political figures, legal experts and revolutionary...
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266 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/6/2012 4:31:07 PM

Egyptian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Morsi Egyptian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Morsi
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has called for what he describes as a "comprehensive" dialogue Saturday with the opposition as the political crisis in the country enters its third week.Opposition leaders say they are not interested in engaging in discussions with Morsi unless a controversial presidential decree is revoked and a referendum on a draft constitution is canceled.  Egypt's military said Saturday it supports dialogue to resolve political differences.  A military spokesman said dialogue is "the...
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266 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/8/2012 5:14:42 AM

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