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SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels. The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory late Sunday in international waters southeast of Cyprus. Rear Adm. John Kirby says no one was injured in the operation, which was approved by President Barack ...

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Dems grapple with dilemma on Keystone XL pipeline

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are grappling with an election-year dilemma posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Wealthy party donors are funding candidates who oppose the project — a high-profile symbol of the political debate over climate change. But some of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents are pipeline boosters, and whether Democrats retain control of the Senate after the 2014 ...

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LePage details support of Keystone tar sands pipeline project in letter to John Kerry

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s endorsement of the controversial Keystone pipeline project, which he detailed in a March 3 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, added new fuel to a long-term debate about bringing tar sands oil through Maine. At issue is a nearly year-old application from the TransCanada Corp. to build an oil pipeline from the Canadian ...

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Keystone XL ad visible on White House website

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and gas industry got some prime online real estate for their ad pressing President Barack Obama on the Keystone XL pipeline: The White House’s official website. Obama held a virtual town hall Thursday about Latino health care enrollment, organized by Spanish-language TV networks. To give visitors a way to watch, the White House embedded a ...

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Fracking regulations pit ND against DC

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North Dakota’s The Bakken shale, and how 1 picture tells the whole story. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though North Dakota has in times past had lower joblessness rates when compared to the remainder of the country, it barely felt a bump in the road with the start of the Great Recession. Not only have the number of jobs enhanced ...

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