News for 2010-10-17

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Canada-US Pipeline on Hold Amid Oil's Recent Woes
Bismarck, N.D. - The steel is staged, and crews are waiting to lay the last and most expensive leg of TransCanada Corp.'s multibillion-dollar pipeline network that would carry Canadian oil to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Yet final U.S. government approval for the massive project, once assumed...
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Merkel Says German Multi-Cultural Society Has Failed
BERLIN - Germany's attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country's immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian values. Merkel weighed in for the first time in a blistering debate sparked by a central bank...
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'Key Time' to Solve Nature Crisis ‎
Species are going extinct at 100-1,000 times the natural rate, key habitat is disappearing, and ever more water and land is being used to support people. Some economists say this is already damaging human prosperity. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting will discuss why governments...
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Independent Groups Set Record Pace for Outside Spending in a Midterm Election
Ideological groups, business associations and unions have set a record pace for outside spending in a midterm election cycle, according to a fresh analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics . As of today, these independent groups combined have spent more than $167 million on independent...
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Trade Unionists Speak Out Against FBI Attacks on Civil Liberties
Important labor groups are speaking out against the recent spate of federal attacks on the civil liberties of U.S. peace and labor activists.. On October 1, 2010, the convention of AFSCME Council 5, representing 46,000 public employees in Minnesota, passed a resolution objecting to recent FBI raids...
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