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Lights Off For New Transmission Line

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The line would have stretched form West Virginia to Maryland and northern Virginia. The company, PJM Interconnection, says it is needed to prevent brownouts and blackouts.

The company says the lingering bad economy is to blame for the delay, but opponents, like Keryn Newman, argue the new line was never justified to begin with.

"You know it's just absolute waste and they expect rate payers to pick up the cost," she says.

Newman has a pending lawsuit against the company for charging rate-payers 14.3 percent of the cost of the project annually.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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