8:25am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Salt

Milk: Symbol Of Purity, Symbol Of Conflict

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 9:19 am

European dairy farmers spray police officers with milk during a demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Food fight!

Earlier this week, European Union dairy farmers decided to protest milk price controls by spraying police with high-pressure hoses filled with milk. It certainly wasn't the first time that food has been both subject and symbol of unrest (see food riots). But this one stands out because of the dramatic images.

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7:58am

Wed November 28, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What Does A Comprehensive Immigration Policy Look Like?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about renewed calls for a Comprehensive immigration policy. What’s possible for immigration reform now? Both Republicans and Democrats talk about a “path to citizenship." Join us live tat 10 or leave your comment here. What kind of bill do you think would create a more just economy and society?  And who can make it happen?  It’s your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Anoop Prasad, an immigration staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus

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7:55am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the last time they got together, at their Oct. 22 presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 presidential contenders will break bread at the White House on Thursday.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room," the White House says in a statement sent to reporters. "It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting."

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7:45am

Wed November 28, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 11/28

Kasab is dead

Times of India

On November 26th 2008 terrorists stormed into Mumbai, and rained bullets on a railway station, a trendy café,  a five star hotel and a Jewish cetntre,  killing at least 166 people. 26/11 has often been called India’s 9/11. However the anniversary this week, marked as usual by wreath laying ceremonies and patriotic speeches in India, was an anniversary with a difference. Ajmal Kasab the lone surviving gunman for that terror attack was dead.

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7:44am

Wed November 28, 2012
Shots - Health News

More Women Choose Double Mastectomy, But Study Says Many Don't Need It

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 1:10 pm

It's a startling trend: Many women with cancer in one breast are choosing to have their healthy breast removed, too.

But a study being presented later this week says more than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.

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7:35am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

New Home Sales Dipped A Bit In October, But Were Well Above Year Before

A sold sign at a new home site in Danville, Calif., earlier this year.
David Paul Morris Getty Images

Sales of new homes edged down 0.3 percent in October from September, but were a healthy 17.2 percent above the pace of October 2011, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development report.

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7:11am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Mine Disaster Probe Leads To Conspiracy Charges Against Former Executive

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 9:36 am

Mine helmets and painted crosses at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine, as a memorial to the 29 miners killed there.
Jeff Gentner AP

Federal prosecutors in West Virginia stepped higher up the corporate ladder at Massey Energy Wednesday with new criminal charges stemming from the investigation of the 2010 coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers.

David C. Hughart was president of Massey's Green Valley Resource Group, a major coal mining subsidiary based in Leivasy, W. Va., from 2000 to 2010.

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6:42am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Winning Powerball? It's More Likely A Vending Machine Will Kill You

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 5:26 am

Don't shake it.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Update at 12:25 p.m. ET: Since we first posted, the jackpot's been increased to $550 million from $500 million when the day began, so we've changed that figure below. That doesn't do anything to change the odds of winning.

Our original post:

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5:54am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Salt

Guerilla Cartographers Put Global Food Stats On The Map

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 6:51 am

A detail of a map from Food: An Atlas that shows sources of food found at farmer's markets in Berkeley, California.
Cameron Reed Food: An Atlas

For the past five months, University of California, Berkeley cartography professor Darin Jensen has been collecting maps about food. They fill the walls of his office, each one telling a different story — about meat production in Maryland, about the international almond trade, about taco trucks in Oakland. Some are local, some are regional, some are global, but in a few days they'll all be bound together between the covers of Food: An Atlas.

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5:24am

Wed November 28, 2012
KALW Almanac

Wednesday November 28, 2012

1943 - Tehran (highlighted story below)
  • 333rd Day of 2012 / 33 Remaining
  • 23 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:04
  • Sunset:4:52
  • 9 Hours 48 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:5:10pm
  • Moon Set:7:06am
  • Moon’s Phase: Full Moon
  • The Next Full Moon
  • November 28 @ 6:47 am
  • Full Beaver Moon
  • Full Frost Moon

For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps

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