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FILE - In this June 12, 2014, aerial photo, an oil well is drilled near Williston, N.D. A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad. Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil are down more than 4 percent. Britain’s BP is down 6 percent. Natural gas producers are getting hit as well. Chesapeake Energy is down almost 12 percent. Benchmark U.S. crude prices plunged almost 7 percent $68.81 early Friday, Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Plunging crude prices hammer energy companiesEnergy stocks drained by OPEC decision to maintain production levels
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In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate billNew Jersey GOP Gov. Christie vetoes state pig crate bill that Iowa pork farmers opposed
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Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102Butler's 22 points, Rose's 21 lift Bulls past Celtics, 109-102
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FILE - This is a Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Bennie Thompson, D- Miss.,  as he speaks in Jackson, Miss. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Thompson, are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia  because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's futureBlack Congress members oppose recognition of Va. Indian tribe that banned marriage to blacks
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Tunisia's outgoing Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa speaks during a interview in the city of Dakar, Senegal,  Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Tunisia's outgoing prime minister says the country needs a broad coalition government in order to continue with the necessary economic reforms.  Jomaa said Friday in Dakar that his interim technocrat cabinet has started the reform process but that the next government must have broad support to implement further changes.(AP Photo/Jane Hahn)
Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalitionTunisia's outgoing prime minister backs broad coalition government to implement reforms
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema, or The System, attends an event at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela. A new book about the music program portrays it as a “model of tyranny” where brutal, marathon practice sessions mirror the apparently unlimited power and top-down style of its magnetic founder. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuelan classical music system under fireVenezuela's much-touted classical music system portrayed as model of tyranny
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Trader Michael Zicchinolfi works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinksS&P 500 eases as falling oil prices hit energy stocks
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Argentine-born conductor Daniel Barenboim talks to the media during a news conference he held at La Scala theater, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Barenboim announced he will leave his role of music director of the theater at the end of November 2014. Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Barenboim opening West-Eastern academy in BerlinBarenboim leaving La Scala to open academy for West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York.   Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the NFL football players' union said Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'NFL players' union says Ray Rice wins appeal; indefinite suspension vacated immediately
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  • Loudoun will be home to mid-Atlantic's first commercial hops facility

    As tourism officials herald the rise of Loudoun's craft breweries - and county officials consider how to regulate them - Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced another boon to the local brewing industry: the creation of the largest hops yard in Virginia, and the mid-Atlantic's first commercial-scale hops processing facility. The processing facility will be built at Black Hops Farm in Lucketts, where 15 acres of former pasture land will be converted into a hops yard, the governor's office said in a statement. The Washington Post, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 11:19 AM
  • Attorneys for suspect in Alexandria slayings want charges dropped

    Charles Severance enters the courtroom in Ohio County Circuit Court in Wheeling, W.Va., for his extradition hearing. Severance is a person of interest in three slayings in Alexandria, Va., but is currently being held on a fugitive warrant from Loudoun County, Va., because he was accused of illegally having a gun. The Washington Post, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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