Nowlin Haltom (left) and Michael McKeon join other same-sex couples in a national "Request Marriage" action this Valentine's Day outside the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office. The couples requested and were refused marriage licenses.
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Sam Thayer, an urban forager who has written field guides to edible plants, munches on Siberian elm seeds called samaras he found in Washington, D.C. Thayer says the seeds taste like a cross between sweetened oatmeal and lettuce.
A family from New Orleans visits a beach in Pensacola, Fla., just before spring break season last month. In the distance, workers continue to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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