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Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Airstrikes Hit ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.
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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.
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High Speed Rail Promises

Like a high-speed train running off the rails, last week the specter of High Speed Rail reared its futuristic caboose again, this time with more promises from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist that all is not lost. In some Washington D.C. elbow rub, Crist was able to ascertain that the $2.4 billion given up on the transportation project when Gov. Rick Scott refused federal dollars three years ago was still a thing. Details were not necessarily provided, but the former governor turned hopeful governor has been pulling the rope on this train horn for some time. Could he know something we dont know?
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League of Women Voters says ‘yes’ to Amendment 1

The League of Women Voters is endorsing Amendment 1. The league announced its support Wednesday of the state constitutional amendment putting more funding toward land and water conservation. The amendment dedicates existing tax money toward conservation for 20 years.
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