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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

By PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to...full story
updated 2014-12-20 09:02 AM
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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
By PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to....Fullstory

2014-12-20 09:02 AM

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