By Nicole Allan A TED-affiliated conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday attracted a who’s who of the environmental and scientific worlds to address the oil spill. In true TED fashion, talks were brief and ranged from scientific breakdowns of the chemistry of oil in water to the performance of a piece of postmodern music inspired [...]
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Rahm Emanuel persuaded the President to play it cool on
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