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Oil Drilling Rig Runs Aground In Gulf Of Alaska

A Shell oil drilling rig holding more than 150,000 gallons of diesel, oil, and hydraulic fluid has run aground near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, after breaking away while being towed during a storm. The crew was evacuated before the rig was incapacitated.
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Drinks, Diets And Meat: Hits Of 2012, Predictions For 2013

Coffee, wine, beer and cocktails were popular topics on The Salt in 2012, as well as weightier matters like organic food, genetically modified seeds, and the paleo diet.
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Ball In Boehner's Court After Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal

In the wee hours of New Year's Day, the Senate voted 89-8 to approve a compromise deal on the "fiscal cliff." The measure now goes to the House for a vote that could take place as soon as Tuesday.
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Around The World, Having A Ball

A look at how people around the world celebrated the arrival of 2013 — some with quiet moments, and some with as much revelry as possible.
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Coming Home — And Out — In The South

There's no way to really generalize what it's like to be gay in the South. But to get an idea, we spent a day with Chad Griffin — the newest president of a Washington-based gay rights group — as he spent his first day on the job in his hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark.
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Senate Approves 'Fiscal' Cliff Legislation

The U.S. Senate voted early Tuesday morning to avert a "fiscal cliff" with a deal that stops most tax hikes and delays automatic spending cuts. Senate passage set the stage for a final showdown in the House, where a vote was expected Wednesday.

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Peace Pilgrim's 28-Year Walk For 'A Meaningful Way Of Life'

On Jan. 1, 1953, Mildred Norman gave up her name — and possessions — to become Peace Pilgrim. She walked across the U.S. and Canada for 28 years, subsisting on handouts from strangers to spread her message of peace.

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