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November 24, 2010 Comment

Victims Of BP Oil Spill Decide Whether To Sue Or Take Lump Sum Payments

The deadline for emergency short-term claims from the Gulf Coast oil disaster has come and gone and now residents and businesses will have to decide whether to accept lump sum payments in exchange for giving up their right to sue BP.

July 29, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/29

Arizonans Grapple With Judge’s Decision Striking Down Much Of New Immigration Law, China Moves Fast To Cover Country With High Speed Rail, Louisiana Activist Calls For Cutting Oil Dependence, Two Sisters Navigate Love, Historic Cookbooks And The Dot-Com Boom And Bust

July 26, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/26

A Closer Look At Wikileaks, Schools or Guns? Co-author of “Three Cups of Tea” Weighs in on What to do in Afghanistan, West Ratchets Up Pressure On Iran, But Do Sanctions Work?, How To Prevent The Next Oil Disaster, Singer-Songwriter Marc Cohn Puts A New Spin On 1970′s Hits

July 23, 2010 6 Comments

Rundown 7/23

Tropical Storm Bearing Down On Gulf Hampers Efforts To Seal BP Well, BP Disaster Takes Toll On Mental Health, A Summer Fest Honors The Pierogi, Russian Tourists Head To Cuba, ‘Mad Men’ Captures 1960′s Look, But Not Always Language

July 19, 2010 10 Comments

Rundown 7/19

Government Agrees To Keep Cap Shut Despite Leakage, Hardwick, Vermont Writes Blueprint For Local Food Movement, Saving Sea Turtle Eggs From The Gulf Oil, From 1965 Quota Ban To Arizona’s New Law: How State Power Intersects With Immigration Policy, Singer’s Search For Birth Mother Inspires New Album

July 16, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/16

BP’s Cap Stops Oil Flow, For Now, The Story Of One Woman’s Recovery In The Aftermath Of Domestic Violence, Lawyers Prepare To Defend Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Africa Looks Ahead After the World Cup, Underwater Discovery Made In Search For Babe Ruth’s Piano

July 13, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/13

BP Begins Testing “Great Big Faucet” on Gushing Well, A Terrorism Expert Explores Her Own Rape, Missing Iranian Scientist Takes Refuge In Washington, Only Children: Spoiled Imps Or Self-Assured Successes?, Bring A Classic To The Beach?

July 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/8

Russia And U.S. Reportedly Begin Prisoner Swap, From Offers For Teeth Whitening Products, To Garage Repairs: Scams Flourish On The Internet, Where Is The Waste Going?, Scientists Worry About Methane Bubble Forming In Gulf, Not your ‘Twilight’ Vampires

July 6, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/6

To Sue or Not To Sue: Gulf Coast Businesses Hurt By The Oil Disaster Weigh Options, From Wall Street To The Oil Gusher: What Would Libertarians Do?, Designer Recommends Retro Swimsuits For Men With ‘Spaghetini Legs’ Or Overhanging Bellies, Wildlife Rescuers Work With Clean-Up Crews To Make Sure Animals Are Protected,

June 25, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/25

Financial Overhaul Finalized After Overnight Session, The BP Oil Disaster And Its Causes Foreshadow Things To Come, World Cup: On To The Knockout Round, Father Criticizes Army Over Investigation Into Son’s Death In Afghanistan

June 24, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/24

Oil Inundates Florida Beaches, Change In Afghan War Leadership Exposes Strategy Divisions, Condoms Made Available To All Children In Provincetown, Ma. Schools, American John Isner Prevails In Longest Tennis Match In History, A Winter Film For Summer Makes Waves At Sundance

June 22, 2010 2 Comments

Rundown 6/22

General Stanley McChrystal Called To The White House Over Comments Criticizing Obama Administration, Boston Program Sets National Example For Helping Homeowners In Foreclosure, BP Enlists Washington Heavyweights In PR Offensive, Oliver Stone Documentary Paints Rosy Image Of Hugo Chavez, Cowboy Junkies Look To China

June 21, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/21

Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Up For Debate in Federal Court Today, Filmmaker Uncovers Environmental Dangers In Natural Gas Drilling Technique, Nebraska Town Votes On Whether To Ban Hiring, Renting To Illegal Immigrants, Aids Activist Calls For Focus On Health Of HIV-Positive Mothers To Help Kids, Vermont Rockers Explore Roots

June 18, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/18

A Look At The Week In Oil: Oval Office Address, Escrow Fund, BP Hearings, Federal Response To Oil Gusher Marred By Disagreement, Indecision, Controversy Hangs Over Unknown South Carolina Senate Nominee, Lakers Celebrate 16th Title, Celtics Bemoan Missed Opportunity, Haitian-American Violinist Moves Beyond Classical To Lady Gaga

June 17, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/17

Lawmakers Demand Answers From BP CEO Tony Hayward, Understanding Grids: How Does Electricity Get From Power Plants To Home Outlets?, Sports Wrap: World Cup And NBA Finals, BP Repeatedly Stumbles Over Its Words, Last Words Of The Executed

June 16, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/16

La. Congressman Asks: ‘Does Gulf Coast Have A Future?’, The Oysterman’s Plea: ‘Give Me a Golden Parachute’, West Philly Students Build 100 MPG Car, New Bloody Sunday Report Faults British Soldiers, As World Cup Kicks Along, ‘Kindie’ Music Thrills Kids And Parents

June 15, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/15

Oil Executives Testify On BP Disaster, Clean-up Continues, Businesses Say BP Dragging Its Feet On Claims, La. Companies Say Offshore Drilling Ban Will Have Widespread Economic Impact, Ethnic Violence Boils Over In Kyrgyzstan, Channeling One’s Inner Wisenheimer

June 14, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/14

President Obama Tours Gulf Coast, Pressures BP On Victims’ Fund, Journalist Sebastian Junger Reflects On How Combat In Afghanistan Affects Soldiers, Sports Wrap: Fans Cheer Celtics; Some Jeer Vuvuzelas, Watching The Campaign Finance Playbook Change, A Lesson in Educated Guessing

June 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/8

Alabama Town Doesn’t Wait For Government To Hold Back Oil, Environmental Journalist Julia Whitty Fears ‘Doomed Ecosystem’ In Gulf, A Warning To World Cup Fans: Don’t Feed The Baboons, Author David Ropeik Asks Whether Our Fears Make Sense, And You Thought Selling Your House Was Hard

June 4, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/4

Oil Inundates Louisiana Wildlife; Begins Hitting Florida, Writer Examines History Of Whiteness From Emerson To Glenn Beck, Israel Signals Flexibility, Prohibits Next Aid Shipment To Gaza, A High School Senior Just Says No to ‘Daggering’, After Artist’s Suicide, Fans Pay Tribute At Dog Park He Created

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