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NCBA Responds To Contractor Removal Challenge

 

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has been criticized for being involved in a lawsuit to get rid of Country of Origin Labeling while they serve as a contractor for the beef checkoff.  NCBA President Scott George says that criticism is inappropriate and no check off dollars are being used in that litigation.

George says his group’s leaders believe it’s important for them to be involved in the COOL litigation and it’s what they need to do to protect their producer members.

NCBA and 8 other meat groups from the U.S. and Canada are seeking to have the current Country of Origin Labeling law thrown out while U.S. Cattlemen’s, Consumer Federation of America, National Farmers Union, the Organization for Competitive Markets and the American Sheep Industry are defending USDA and COOL.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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