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Despite Snowquester, Waterfront-Based Nonprofit Keeps Working

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Not everyone had a snow day Wednesday.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation, a nonprofit that works with troubled teens, braved the wind and waves to continue its mission. The foundation runs out of a boathouse on the Potomac River in historic Alexandria, Va.

Though heavy winds lashed the harbor, causing the boat to sway, Development Director Kathy Seifert said she was staying at work until the end of the day.

"It's as windy as I've seen it out here," she said.

Seifert said the core program works with 18 to 24-year-old youths who seek direction in their lives. Participants build academic, career and social skills by building wooden boats.

"There's lots of work to be done," Seifert said.

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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