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Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

Oil prices continue their slide, falling below $50 a barrel. Does the slump factor into the debate over building the Keystone Pipeline which would carry oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast?
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Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

As Congress and the president go toe to toe on the Keystone XL pipeline, that battle is resonating across oil country and especially in Nebraska, the state at the center of the controversial project.
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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.
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Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

An HPV test could replace the Pap smear for many women, two groups of physicians say. But other doctors, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, still urge dual testing.
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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

A 17-year-old says she doesn't want to undergo treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, but her doctors and the state say she will die without it. The Connecticut Supreme Court is hearing the case.
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Judge Maintains Gag Order In Coal Mine Disaster Trial

The federal judge rejected motions by NPR and other news organizations to allow lawyers and others involved to talk about the case. The judge has also restricted access to court documents.
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Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

The Frederick County, Md., council member was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Frederick News-Post after he said the newspaper couldn't use his name in a story without permission.
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A Plan To Put Your Driver's License On Your Phone

Smartphone and registration, please. Iowa is developing an app that would allow drivers to access a digitally encoded license instead of a conventional plastic ID card.
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Undue Burden In Texas At Issue In Federal Court

Opening arguments began Wednesday in the case against the Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgery centers.
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White House: Paris Attack An Evolution Of Terror Threat

In a statement on Wednesday, President Obama pledged support for the French authorities after the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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