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Arkansas' Pegasus Pipeline Spill Exposes Dramatic Risks of Tar Sands
On Friday afternoon, Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured, spilling between 80,000 and 420,000 gallons of tar sands diluted bitumen in a suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas. In 2010, a similar tar sands diluted bitumen spill into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River watershed demonstrated that diluted...
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Major Tarsands Spill in Arkansas 'Likely to Stoke' KXL Debate
Exxon Mobil on Sunday continued to try to cleanup a major pipeline spill that poured thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude into a suburban Arkansas neighborhood Friday as opponents of tar sands oil development pointed to the incident as another reason not to build the Keystone XL line. The...
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Arkansas Activists Eager to Fight for Reproductive Rights
Thunderstorms may have been looming, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of what was reported to have been hundreds of Arkansas reproductive rights supporters who gathered at the state capitol in Little Rock on Saturday to oppose new unconstitutional abortion restrictions coming out of the state...
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North Dakota's Efforts to Ban Abortion Put Women Back 100 Years
Conservative state looks to push its agenda on the national level as others compete for title of 'most restrictive'
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"The politicians supporting this legislative assault on women have made clear both their indifference to the lives and health of the women of Arkansas and their hostility toward the fundamental rights guaranteed to women by the U.S. Constitution," said Nancy Northup. News
'Legislative Assault' on Women: Arkansas Passes Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law
Arkansas House, Senate override Governor's veto banning abortion after 12 weeks
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Philosophy and Football
The toe bone’s connected to the foot bone, The foot bone’s connected to the anklebone The anklebone’s connected to the leg bone, Now shake dem skeleton bones! — Children’s song November and December were exciting months in the world of college football and the events causing the excitement not only...
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Walmart Workers' Strike Gains Steam, Spreads Across Country
Walmart workers went on strike for the second time in less than five days on Tuesday in protest of low wages, lack of benefits and Walmart's "attempts to silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job," according to United Food and Commercial Workers. Workers in...
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Police Chief Concedes Alleged Suicide While Cuffed "Defies Logic"
Another young black man: The strange sad case of 21-year-old Chavis Carter. Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas stopped him and two friends, found some marijuana, searched put Carter, then put him handcuffed behind his back into their patrol car, where they say he shot himself in the head with a gun they...
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Drought in US Intensifying to 'Historic Proportions'
The drought in the U.S. is intensifying and shows little signs of abating, according the most recent Drought Monitor issued Thursday. The data from the Drought Monitor show the intensification of the drought over the past week. While the amount of the contiguous U.S. hit by drought remained at near...
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Arkansas Supreme Court: Execution Law Unconstitutional
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that the state's lethal injection law is unconstitutional. In its decision in the case Hobbs v. Jones filed by group of prisoners awaiting execution in Arkansas, the court found that the state's Method of Execution Act of 2009 allowing the Arkansas Department...
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