Thousands Participate In Occupy Wall Street Protests
By: Margot Adler
November 17, 2011
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country Thursday to mark two months since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There were mostly peaceful demonstrations in Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and Portland. There were arrests in Los Angeles and New York, where protesters tried to shut down Wall Street.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with comments at his end-of-year news conference. He suggested Republicans would be "crazy" to wage a new debt ceiling fight and seemed to question even his allies' motives on Iran sanctions.
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