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Europe to turn up heat on climate targets (AFP)

AFP – Fresh from the launch of a trillion-euro bid to slash dependency on Middle East oil and Russian gas, Europe sets out this week its most ambitious targets yet to offset climate change. Continue reading

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British TV chef in food fight with LA schools (AP)

AP – British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has perfected his anti-obesity recipe over the years: blend a passion for nutrition with reality TV, garnish with a catchy moniker, et voila! — “Food Revolution.” Continue reading

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Student in Brown rape suit seeks judge’s recusal (AP)

AP – A federal judge is set to decide whether to recuse himself from a lawsuit brought by a former Brown University student who says he was falsely accused of rape. Continue reading

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Oman’s ruler replaces two top ministers after protests (Reuters)

Reuters – Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said replaced two key ministers Saturday in response to protests across the Gulf Arab nation calling for political reforms and jobs. Continue reading

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Secret Service closes inquiry into NJ boy’s call (AP)

AP – The Secret Service has closed its inquiry into an allegation that a 10-year-old New Jersey boy made a telephone threat to the Presidential Library of former President George W. Bush. Continue reading

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Bali observes Day of Silence for Hindu new year (AFP)

AFP – The Indonesian holiday island of Bali shut down for a day of silence to mark the Hindu new year. Continue reading

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Obama and (Jeb) Bush unite for education (AFP)

AFP – In a case of strange political bedfellows, US President Barack Obama and Jeb Bush, the son and brother of presidents, shared a stage in Florida to push for education reform on Friday. Continue reading

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Obama, in Florida, makes nice with Republicans (AP)

AP – Bridging partisan divides, President Barack Obama sought Friday to lift up his education reform agenda in the politically crucial state of Florida. Touring a low-performing school that is undergoing a turnaround of academic achievement, Obama pair… Continue reading

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Ohio school sorry for making black student ‘slave’ (AP)

AP – The mother of a black Ohio fifth grader assigned to play a slave for a social studies lesson says the school should be more sensitive. Continue reading

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Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Los Cabos, Mexico (Reuters)

Reuters – The booming resort area of Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, has attracted anglers, divers, golfers and sun worshippers in recent decades. Continue reading

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