Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

BP Stops Top Kill Procedure

Thursday, May 27, 2010

BP started to implement a "top kill" procedure on Wednesday, with the hopes that it would stop thousands of barrels of oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The procedure involves pumping thousands of pounds of heavy drilling mud and cement into pipes deep underwater.

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Markets React to Tension in Korea

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

North Korea declared it would sever all ties with South Korea today.

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BP Says Other Companies Also at Fault

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The energy giant says Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International were involved.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, May 24, 2010

The NYT's David Sanger on how South Korea plans to punish North Korea, and the status of the financial regulatory bill in Congress.

Obama Proposes Legislation on Spending Bills

Monday, May 24, 2010

President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would require lawmakers to vote on spending bill cuts if the president finds  pork barrel spending in a bill.

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S. Korea Suspends Trade with N. Korea

Monday, May 24, 2010

South Korea made the move following a suspected North Korean torpedo attack that killed 46 people.

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The National Museum of Catholic Art and History

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kevin Flynn and Alison Leigh Cowan of The New York Times talk about why the museum is leaving New York just five years after it opened in a renovated East Harlem school.

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Report Finds North Korea Sunk the Cheonan

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The report relies on South Korean forensic evidence that the torpedo which sank the Cheonan was North Korean.

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Paintings Worth More Than $112 Million Stolen

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Picasso was among the works stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

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Oil Reaches Loop Current and Marshes

Thursday, May 20, 2010

BP says it is removing 210,000 leaking gallons of oil per day, but some is still escaping.

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Kagan Confirmation Hearings Set

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Senate will begin its Judiciary Committee Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings for U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan on June 28.

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Insurgents Strike Bagram Air Base

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One American contractor, nine service members and 10 others are dead following an attack on the Bagram Air Base 30 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Thai Red-Shirt Protest Leaders Surrender

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Leaders gave up when armored vehicles rammed through barricades and soldiers opened fire.

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Voters Cast Ballots for Outsiders in Primaries

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The biggest upset was in Pennsylvania, where Sen. Arlen Specter lost to Rep. Joe Sestak.

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Le Grand Macabre: A Comedy about the End of the World

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A night at the opera doesn’t get much more rollicking and unpredictable than György Ligeti's apocalyptic satire Le Grand Macabre. Here is what you need to know if you are attending the New York Philharmonic's performance this week.

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Voters Cast Primary Ballots Today

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Voters cast ballots in primary elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky today.

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Thai Leaders Reject Talks with Red Shirts

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Thai government rejected requests for talks today from anti-government red-shirt protestors.

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Kabul Car Bomb Kills More than a Dozen

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The car bomb targeted a military convoy today. Six NATO service members are among those dead.

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Some Results for BP, but Perhaps Too Late

Monday, May 17, 2010

BP has stopped some of the oil from leaking, but is it too late to stop the ooze from reaching the Atlantic Ocean?

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, May 17, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, talks about Iran's new nuclear deal and the politics of the Gulf oil spill.