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Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department is preparing its final report on the environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline. In a speech last week, President Barack Obama tied his approval of the project to net carbon emissions. The president said, "our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution." A number of analysts interpreted the speech as laying the groundwork for approval. Others are convinced the president was signaling his intended rejection. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss the proposed tar sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.


Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead. A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. So they teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.

Log Cabin Republicans Decline To Endorse Trump Despite Pro-LGBT Leanings

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, about the organization's decision not to endorse Donald Trump, even though Angelo calls Trump the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in Republican Party history.

Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."

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