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"Tepco Quells Push by Shareholders to End Nuclear Program"

"The operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant met with angry shareholders on Tuesday, offering profuse apologies as hecklers shouted abuse from a rowdy floor. But a motion that would have forced the company to abandon its nuclear program was defeated."

Source: NY Times, 06/29/2011

US, Allies Tap Oil Reserves To Offset Mideast Turmoil, High Gas Prices

"Wary of a new surge in gas prices, the Obama administration said Thursday it is selling off 30 million barrels of oil from the country’s emergency reserves as part of a broader international response to lost oil supplies caused by turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Libya."

Source: AP, 06/24/2011
July 1, 2017

DEADLINE: The John Alexander Project's Above the Fray Fellowship

The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. The fellow will be selected based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR. Apply by July 1, 2017.

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