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  • Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna

    Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna
    Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade.
  • Bush 'preemptive strike' doctrine eyed

    by Mark Silva Don't start, don't strike: There are more than a few policies under review at the Pentagon these days. The Pentagon is reviewing the Bush administration's doctrine of preemptive military strikes with an eye to modifying or possibly...

    Nobel doubts: Obama's prize debated

    by Mark Silva While members of the Nobel Committee that awarded President Barack Obama the Peace Prize have defended their decision -- particularly the outspoken chairman of the five-member committee -- a Norwegian newspaper reports today that there...

    U.S. House OKs National Women's History Museum on National Mall; Senate vote sought

    While the great women's rights advocates Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (pictured) surely would be proud that the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to establish a National Women's History Museum in Washington, some, including...

    Louisiana: Interracial marriage blocked

    by Mark Silva Here's a sign of work ahead: As the first African-American president, born in Hawaii of a white mother from Kansas and black father from Kenya, was making his first visit to New Orleans as president today, the...