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2006-06-28 19:08:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oops, she lost her clothes. A six-month pregnant Britney Spears has posed nude for the cover of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine and an accompanying photo spread inside, much in the style of the famous 1991 Vanity Fair cover of a naked and heavily pregnant Demi Moore. On the Harper's Bazaar cover, a dark-haired Spears covers her breasts with her arms and crosses her legs at the knee, as she sits smiling into the camera. Harper's said pop singer...

2006-05-17 22:06:39

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Parliament narrowly backed a two-year extension of Canada's Afghan mission to February 2009 on Wednesday, despite serious misgivings by many opposition legislators. The House of Commons voted 149-145 in favor of the motion by the minority Conservative government. It clears the way for Canada to seek a more prominent leadership role in trying to bring security to Afghanistan. A relieved Prime Minister Stephen Harper confessed to reporters...

2006-05-16 13:36:01

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's minority Conservative government received what is likely to be a political boost on Tuesday when an official probe delivered another attack on a controversial long gun registry set up by the previous Liberal administration. The Conservatives narrowly won the January 23 election after a campaign which focused on what they described as Liberal corruption, incompetence and the inability to control the multibillion dollar federal budget....

2006-05-15 20:30:49

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The new Canadian government plans to extend the country's 2,300-soldier mission in Afghanistan by two years to 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and opposition politicians said on Monday. They said Parliament would hold a six-hour debate on the matter starting at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Wednesday and then hold a vote. When contacted by Reuters, the chief spokeswoman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to comment.

2006-05-01 17:16:03

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canada will hold a public judicial inquiry into the attack on Air India Flight 182, which killed 329 people in history's deadliest bombing of a passenger airliner, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday. The broad-ranging inquiry will examine if security lapses that allowed the 1985 bombing have been fixed, and if police and Canada's spy agency have resolved problems that critics say led to a bungled criminal investigation...

2006-04-27 20:21:17

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a deal on Thursday to settle their long-standing fight over softwood lumber, which had become a major irritant between the major trading partners. Officials in both countries said the agreement would end U.S. duties on Canadian lumber and allow $4 billion to be refunded, but some critics questioned whether Canada gave away too much in the seven-year pact. The countries have argued...

2006-04-27 19:35:36

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a deal on Thursday to settle their long-standing fight over softwood lumber, which had become a major irritant between the major trading partners. Officials in both countries said the agreement would end U.S. duties on Canadian lumber and allow $4 billion to be refunded, but some critics questioned whether Canada gave away too much in the seven-year pact. The countries have argued...

2006-04-27 18:12:34

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has reached a seven-year deal with the United States to settle a long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Parliament on Thursday. Harper said that under the terms of the deal, the U.S. would not impose quotas or tariffs on Canadian softwood exports to the United States "at current prices." The two sides have argued on and off for decades about Canadian softwood, which is used mainly in home...

2006-04-27 17:54:29

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has reached a seven-year deal with the United States to settle a long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Parliament on Thursday. Harper said that under the terms of the deal, the U.S. would not impose quotas or tariffs on Canadian softwood exports to the United States "at current prices." The two sides have argued on and off for decades about Canadian softwood, which is used mainly in home...

2006-04-27 17:41:07

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has reached a seven-year deal with the United States to settle a long-standing dispute over exports of softwood lumber, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Parliament on Thursday. Harper said that under the terms of the deal, the United States would not impose quotas or tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber exports under current conditions. Harper said Washington had agreed to return a minimum of C$4 billion (US$3.6 billion) in duties to Canada. Since the...


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2012-06-14 09:30:26

Symbol: SPTE4 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:GA, NC, SC Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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2012-06-14 10:20:25

Symbol: SCGE2 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   SCATG Scirpus atrovirens Willd. var. georgianus (Harper) Fernald Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, NY, OH, PA, TX, WI, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-14 11:22:20

Symbol: RHSO Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: RhynchosporasolitariaHarper distribution:USA(GA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida –...

2012-06-14 11:38:53

Symbol: RAAE Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RAACA Ranunculus acriformis A. Gray var. aestivalis L.D. Benson   RAACA4 Ranunculus acris L. var. aestivalis (L.D. Benson) S.L. Welsh Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 04:43:57

Symbol: LYPR3 Group: Lycopod Family: Lycopodiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   LYALP Lycopodium alopecuroides L. var. pinnatum (Chapm.) Lloyd & Underw. ex C.A. Brown & Correll   LYINP Lycopodium inundatum L. var. pinnatum Chapm.   LYPR2 Lycopodium prostratum Harper Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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