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Midday Roundup: U.S. student gets 15 years in North Korean labor camp

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Harsh punishment. North Korea sentenced an American student to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly subverting the government by attempting to steal a…

Iranian mogul gets death penalty for embezzling billions in oil money

By Anna K. Poole
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Iran | One of Iran’s wealthiest businessmen owes the national government $2.7 billion in oil profits covertly collected during the nation’s economic…

Keystone kaput for now

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | President Obama’s unilateral rejection of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would have brought petroleum and jobs to the United States is another…

Midday Roundup: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline application

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Keystone K-Oed. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today he is denying a Canadian company’s request to build the Keystone XL pipeline from…

Dollars and Sense: Waiting for the Fed

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The new normal? The activity in the stock market seems to be returning to normal, though it is something of a new normal. A chart of the Dow Jones Industrial…

Midday Roundup: U.S. suspects China in federal employee data hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Personal information. The Chinese government responded today to allegations it hacked into U.S. computers and stole information about 4 million federal…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

Obama vetoes Keystone bill

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Making good on a threat issued weeks ago, President Barack Obama today vetoed a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It was the first…

Midday Roundup: Fighting in Ukraine continues despite cease-fire

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fight on. Despite a cease-fire agreement brokered last week by European leaders, fighting rages on in Ukraine, where rebel groups claimed this morning to have…

Midday Roundup: Federal judge fires back in Alabama marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Dueling rulings. More Alabama probate judges are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today after a federal judge again weighed in on the issue.

Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

 
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