Scores Of British Workers Protest Austerity Measures
By: Philip Reeves and Steve Inskeep //
November 29, 2011
More than 2 million public sector workers in Britain are expected to participate in Wednesday's strike to protest pension cutbacks. Thirty trade unions will join in, hitting public services from health, garbage and tax collection to schools, ports and airports.
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
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