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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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Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
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McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
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Activists Protest Federal Minimum Wage, Saying Increase Doesn't Cut It

Protestors gathered outside Union Station to protest what they consider a paltry federal minimum-wage hike.
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OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.

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