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Cherokee Nation first tribe in U.S. to send heirloom seeds to global seed vault in Norway.

(L to R) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Secretary of Natural Resources Chad Harsha with heirloom seeds being sent to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the United States to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional heirloom seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a long-term seed storage facility housed deep inside a mountain on a remote island in Norway.

Other seeds sent to the seed bank include Cherokee Long Greasy Beans, Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans, Cherokee Turkey Gizzard black and brown beans, and Cherokee Candy Roaster Squash.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault preserves seed and crop diversity in the case of an agricultural hardship or global catastrophe that would leave future generations without food supplies.

“The Cherokee Nation Seed Bank has always hoped to be able to deposit our traditional food crops into Svalbard one day,” said Feather Smith, Cherokee Nation cultural biologist.

The Cherokee Nation also began dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds to Cherokee Nation citizens on Feb. 3. »

Trump impeachment: Mitt Romney will break from Republicans and vote to convict president

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"Mitt should be expelled from the @SenateGOP conference," wrote Donald Trump Jr, the president's adult son, on Twitter after the floor speech.

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Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothers

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s woman-led centre-left government plans to give new fathers the same amount of paid time off work as new mothers, nearly doubling paternity leave, it announced on Wednesday.

Finland's Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen holds a news conference on the family leave reform in Helsinki, Finland February 5, 2020.

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Kidnapped German doctor’s trial in French girl’s killing begins

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The two men came face to face Tuesday, sitting on opposite sides of the Grande Salle in Paris’ historic Palais de Justice.

A French court in 1995 convicted Krombach of manslaughter in absentia and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

“The French judicial system now has him under their wing,” De Caunes said, “and it has to judge him.”. »