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For the music lovers who flocked to New Orleans last week for Jazz Fest, the smell of oil in the air added a sad and sour note. Today, the Gulf Coast comes to Washington.

The Voisin family came to Louisiana from France in 1770, and they've been oystermen ever since. Today, seafood company CEO Mike Voison is on an all-day Capitol Hill blitz. He's former Chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. NFI spokesman Gavin Gibbons says fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and crabbers harvested about 1.3 billion pounds of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 - raking in about 660 million dollars in total revenue.

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Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
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Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
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Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

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