Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

...track with what we're doing and agreeing, you know, it kind of validates everything," Davis told ABC News.But Vatican observers say that's reading too much into the visit."You can't take his presence with somebody as his affirmation of everything...
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Dockside safety exams encouraged before rule change

...examination decal, such as insurance coverage, vessel owner association memberships, vessel of opportunity participation, NMFS Observer carriage requirements and exemptions from certain regulations." To arrange for an exam or obtain more information to ensure...
Unsung heroes bring pigskin plays to life

...formation or tally in the punts, a center will sometimes touch the ball more than the quarterback during a game.To the casual observer, and sometimes the die-hard fan, the center position looks like, well, a snap.Wait for the signal and jettison the...
Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

...resolution, overwhelmingly approved Sept. 10, permitting U.N. observer states to fly their flags alongside those of the 193 U.N...Holy See and the Palestinians and are the only two U.N. observer states.Abbas' U.N. remarks come at a time when the 80-year-old...
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On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

I have reports, from two good observers, of marmots on Gold Ridge eating monkshood, a plant that is known to be highly toxic. In fact, extracts of this plant (genus...
My Turn: It's time for a better dialogue on mining

Over the past few months some observers in Alaska have expressed fears about mineral exploration and mining development in northwestern British Columbia. The concerns...
Russian opposition protest draws thousands

...winter of 2011-2012. The protests were set off by parliamentary elections won by the Kremlin party through what independent observers said was widespread fraud and by Putin's decision to return to the presidency for a third term after four years as prime...
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GOP tax proposals tilt to rich despite populist rhetoric

...working-class families, he would double the standard deduction and raise the Earned Income tax Credit.Bush surprised observers by pledging to eliminate a tax break that benefits investment managers - a small but symbolically potent change to a Wall...
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2nd presidential bust may end Perry's political career

...favorite and GOP presidential hopeful, or John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican who just won a new term last year.Many observers saw today's Perry, who displayed strong one-on-one campaigning skills and country charm during frequent Iowa visits...
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My Turn: The Shell Game

Remember the game where an object is placed under one of three shells, and through sleight of hand observers are fooled into incorrectly guessing the object's location? This is amusing because it's an innocent game and the stakes inconsequential...


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