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Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Psychopathic Politics in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Has President Joseph Kabila finally revealed his true colors to the world? At least 36 people, including a police officer, were killed in demonstrations against proposed changes to the constitution. The changes would require a national census before the 2016 presidential elections.

White House Offers Full-Throated Support To Israeli Airstrikes

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is giving full-throttled support to Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. In a statement, State Department spo...

State Department Allowed US Travelers To Languish In Airports

Jena Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jena Axelrod

After volcanic activity in Iceland on April 14th caused air space closures in England and around Europe, stranded English travelers received assistance quickly while efforts to assist US citizens stranded abroad seem to be lagging.