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Women's Groups Outraged By Ruling On Morning-After Pill
WASHINGTON - National women's groups and pro-choice advocates were aghast yesterday as the Obama administration overturned an FDA opinion allowing better access to family planning contraceptives. NPR reports: Women's health advocates were quick to cry foul Wednesday when Health and Human Services...
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Libya Seeks UK Firms to Develop Oil Sector and Construction Industry
Nuri Berruien, head of Libya's National Oil Company, said the government would 'favour our friends' to develop its reserves
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Battle Looms Between US Oil Giant and Iraq
Baghdad threatens to throw ExxonMobil out after Kurdistan deal
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Labor Draws New Battle Lines on Iraq and Iran Oil Fields
The Middle East's two key exports these days seem terribly at odds with each other: oil, the lifeblood of the global economic order, and political unrest, in the form of protest movements rolling across the region. Occasionally, though, oil and dissent can mix, and workers may be channeling a bit...
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Oops: White People Don't Want To Do All That Hard Work Brown People Did
First, it was tomatoes. Now potatoes. Alabama's tough new immigration law, touted the worst in the country, has worked mighty fast. It quickly drove experienced Hispanic workers out, leaving crops rotting in the fields, few new workers able or willing to do the backbreaking work, and many farmers...
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BP's Gulf of Mexico PR, One Year Later
Finger-pointing over the Deepwater Horizon disaster resumed recently after the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Coast Guard issued a joint report (pdf) which concluded all three corporate participants in the calamity -- BP , Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton -- were at fault. The report...
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Obama Administration Allows BP Back Into the Bidding for Gulf Oil Drilling Rights
US regulator declines to enforce 'death penalty' on oil company despite environmentalists' fury
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New Zealand’s Oil Disaster: Black Swans and Human Errors
A couple of years ago, the writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb invented a new metaphor which describes what he calls low probability, high impact events – the Black Swan. For centuries this creature was not thought to exist, but then the discovery of a single animal turned this assumption on its head...
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Exclusive: BP to Risk Worst Ever Oil Spill in Shetlands Drilling
Internal report warns of ecological disaster if new well bursts
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Deepwater Horizon Report Syphons Off Some Blame From BP
Official findings suggest the oil giant's contractors should share responsibility for the disaster
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