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It's All Politics
1:37 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

In Plea To The Right, Romney Bills Himself As 'Severely Conservative'

Hoping to inspire the conservative base that hasn't warmed to him, Mitt Romney made his case to the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday.
Jim Bourg Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 1:49 pm

They may not be ready to accept GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's invitation to stand with him "shoulder to shoulder," but conservatives at their biggest annual gathering gave him a reception Friday that at times rose to rousing.

Tacitly acknowledging that his past positions on abortion rights and health care mandates have made him suspect with a swath of his party's base, Romney used his speech to describe his "path to conservatism" as a mix of family values, faith and his "life's work" in business.

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The Salt
1:36 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Wilderness On A Plate: A California Chef On His Foraged Feasts

In this dish, Coi's Daniel Patterson combines California clam, bull kelp, wild fennel, and Meyer lemon.
Coi Restaurant

Originally published on Sat February 11, 2012 4:09 pm

We at The Salt did our fair share of foraging last year: Allison Aubrey gathered pawpaws in Maryland, and Nancy Shute scavenged nutritious greens in the abandoned lots right near our office.

As the trend attracts more enthusiasts, home cooks are learning local botany, and high-end chefs are turning this most traditional method of gathering food into a glamorous sport.

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The Two-Way
1:21 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Historic Dutch Speed Skating Event Called Off Due To Unsafe Ice

Dutch soldiers helped clear snow off lakes in hopes the Eleven Cities speedskating tour could go forward, but organizers cancelled the event because of unsafe ice.
Peter Dejong AP

Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 1:27 pm

"The Elfstedentoch Is Not Yet," proclaims the event's official website (translated from the Dutch), ending hopes of thousands of skaters and fans who hoped the rare national contest might be staged for the first time in 15 years.

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All Tech Considered
1:21 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

They Know You're Reading This

Who's watching you?

Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 10:31 am

I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that another bank down the street had given my 3-year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly asked her what gifts my own bank would be willing to offer to compete for the affections of my daughter. Then I said, "Oh, you probably don't like it when I mention the competition when I'm in here, eh?"

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NPR Story
1:00 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

College Basketball Season Heats Up

The college basketball season is heating up. Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the season's excitement so far, including a buzzer-beating win by Duke.