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The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

Many believe the Obama administration is poised to give the go-ahead to the Keystone X-L pipeline. That’s the project which would bring crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Proponents point to the number of jobs which would be created and the benefits of adding more sources of oil in North America, but opponents cite lessons to be learned from a recent oil pipeline spill in Arkansas and overall concerns about the environmental price to be paid for extracting the oil from Canada’s tar sand formations. Please join us for more debate over the Keystone X-L pipeline.

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'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
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Bill Aims To Reduce Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

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HitchBOT, A Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder: See How Far It Gets Without Thumbs

With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.

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