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Plan To Slaughter Horses For Human Consumption Is Met With Distaste

A proposal to slaughter horses in New Mexico highlights this country's unique aversion to horse meat. It's the first since the federal government lifted a ban on slaughter for horse meat.
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13th-Century Food Fights Helped Fuel The Magna Carta

A greedy king who seized food was a key driver of the Magna Carta. That 13th-century document was a key inspiration for the American Revolution 500 years later. But at the time, the barons who negotiated the deal weren't concerned with the rights of starving peasants — these 1 percenters wanted to protect their own power and property.
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Virginia's Supreme Court Considers Alexandria's Wales Alley Fight

The fight over Wales Alley in Alexandria continues in Virginia Supreme Court today; the Old Dominion Boat Club is hoping the court upholds a ruling that a restaurant's patio unfairly blocks its members' access to the water.

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2012 Farm Bill

Congress debates the 2012 Farm Bill. At issue are subsidies for farmers, food stamps and incentives for growing a wider variety of crops. Diane speaks to a panel of experts about the changes ahead in U.S. agricultural policy.

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Wine, Weather and Wiles: The History and Culture of Local Wine

You've heard of eating local, but what about drinking local? We take a look at the ways weather, culture and history conspire to create wines unique to the area.

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Food Stamps Helped Many Families Weather The Recession

Food stamps helped buffer effects of the economic downturn for millions of families, a new report says. The benefit was particularly strong for children.
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Environmental Concerns Top Objections To Arlington Chickens

As Arlington considers relaxing restrictions on backyard hens in residential areas, one of the primary objections raised is the potential environmental impact wrought by chicken waste.

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