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Christie Visits Israel

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JERUSALEM — Governor Chris Christie talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while Bridget Christie, 8, looks on in the Office of the Prime Minister in Jerusalem, Israel on Monday, April 2, 2012. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

Earth Hour Fades At US Border

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Consider an hour without power, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, local time. Organizers say as many as 1.8 billion will join in the symbolic environmental event worldwide. But if you live in the US, your neighbors may think you just blew a fuse.

Wagner College Economist: ‘Greece Is Going Down’

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Despite the austerity measures approved yesterday by Greek government leaders, and despite the bailout of Greek national debt offered in return by creditor banks and the European Union, Wagner College economics professor Mary Rose Leacy says that “Greece is going down — it’s just a question of when and how.”

Hotter, Drier, Meaner: Trends Point To A Planet Increasingly Hostile To Agriculture

SAN FRANCISCO – To get a glimpse of the future, look to East Africa today. The Horn of Africa is in the midst of its worst drought in 60 years: Crop failures have left up to 10 million at risk of famine; social order has broken down in Somalia, with thousands of refugees streaming into Kenya; British Aid alone is feeding 2.4 million people across the region.