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NOV 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Government Data Sharpens Focus On Crude-Oil Train Routes

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations.But moving that oil to the few refineries with the capacity to process it is presenting a new danger to towns ...

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NOV 27, 2014 - Investors Business Daily

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How Thanksgiving became this national holiday

Giving thanks at the end of the growing season before the onset of a harsh winter has been a tradition in many societies around the world throughout the ages. Among the first in North America was the 1621 feast at Plymouth colony when the Wampanoag Indians helped mark the first successful harvest of those undocumented alien from the Mayflower.About 90 ...

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NOV 27, 2014 - New Statesman

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Jon Cruddas MP's speech about building a digital state: full text

Innovation and democracy. Jon Cruddas made a speech today about building a digital government. Photo: Getty Building a Digital State for Innovation and Democracy Speech to the Institute of Government Thursday, 27 November, 2014   Thank you Peter for inviting me to take part in your debate about effective government. I’d also like to add a thank you to Stefan ...

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NOV 26, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law

(Reuters) - Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday. As part of a deal settling a legal challenge to the law, the state agreed police will not be allowed to detain or stop a ...

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NOV 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Protests Against Ferguson Decision Grow

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. Peaceful demonstrators marched in Seattle and Albuquerque and disrupted traffic in St. Louis and Cleveland. Rallies also formed in ...

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