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10:01pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Opinion

The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians

Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 3:08 am

An Indian butcher chops meat at a mutton market in Mumbai. Indians are consuming more meat than ever before, despite a tradition of vegetarianism.
Indranil Mukherjee AFP/Getty Images

India has been home to vegetarians for centuries. Many Hindus and most Buddhists do not eat meat, but commentator Sandip Roy says in today's India, meat is what's for dinner.

When my friend Lakshmi, a lifelong vegetarian, went to America as a student more than 20 years ago she knew she was in for a hard time. Vegetarian dorm food meant a lot of cheese pizza, french fries, pasta and if she was lucky, grilled vegetables.

After 10 years in San Francisco's vegetarian mecca, when she returned to live in India a few years ago, she had an unexpected identity crisis.

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9:11pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Energy

Fmr Gov. Urges Country to Remove Politics from Energy Debate

Grace Hood

Tonight former Gov. Bill Ritter urged Americans to remove politics from the energy policy discussion. Ritter, who heads up the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, hosted a forum on the connection between national security and energy policy. 

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5:51pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Politics

Conservationists, Governor Spar over Colorado Fracking Ad

More than a dozen Colorado conservation groups are blasting Governor John Hickenlooper for touting the state’s oil and gas regulations in a radio ad sponsored by an industry trade group.  KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports the groups sent a letter to the Democrat Monday taking issue with one part of the ad in particular.

5:29am

Mon February 27, 2012
Politics

Voter Registration Mailer Missing Needed Info

The Colorado Secretary of State's office is warning residents about a voter registration mailing that went out this week from the Voter Participation Center.

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5:19am

Mon February 27, 2012
Around the Nation

TSA Screeners Leave Metal Detector Unattended

Travelers in Sacramento, Calif., got a surprise when they approached airport security and no one was at the metal detector. Five passengers went on through without any screening. Finally, officials noticed the unattended metal detector and shut down the terminal until the passengers were found and screened.

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