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12 HOURS AGO - The Economist

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Keystone XL: Back in the pipeline

ACCORDING to Joe Manchin, a Democratic senator from West Virginia, one advantage of the Keystone XL pipeline is that “wars could be prevented”. Barbara Boxer of California, also a Democrat, says that the pipeline would bring Shanghai-like smog to America—her point illustrated with a huge picture of Chinese people in facemasks.So goes the hyperbole which surrounds the proposed pipeline, which ...

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18 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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3 now jailed in restaurant assault case

West Point police say 21-year-old Constance Levail McFarland of Aberdeen is charged with aggravated assault and is being held on $250,000 bond. The charge stems from an incident that allegedly took place Aug. 23 at the Huddle House parking lot in West Point.

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NOV 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Parts of rural Oregon still stuck economically

"Every place was affected to some extent by the downturn," said Bruce Weber, an economist and director of Oregon State University's Rural Studies Program. In the Columbia River Gorge, there are more jobs today than before the recession, and the unemployment rate is near 6 percent, a full percentage point lower than the statewide average. "For the most part, a ...

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NOV 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Sherman's March at 150: 5 questions and answers

A turning point in the Civil War came 150 years ago this week, when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman left the smoking ruins of Atlanta and launched his scorching March to the Sea. Here are five questions and answers about the commander whose name, even today, evokes admiration or hatred — and about his march, which hastened the war's end: ...

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NOV 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trail of nuclear woes began at North Dakota base

Minot Air Force Base has had its share, and then some, of bad publicity about nuclear weapons foul-ups, followed by hard questions from Washington about why it and other nuclear bases are caught in a recurring cycle of trouble and recovery. Buried in the grasslands north and west of this small North Dakota city are 150 Minuteman 3 ballistic missiles, ...

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