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Keystone XL’s electoral impact could spell disaster for Democrats

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Politics | Democrats fighting to maintain control of the Senate face a new dilemma this election year: Wealthy donors are funding candidates who oppose the Keystone XL…

Are stolen passports giving terrorists easy access to international targets?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 enters its fifth day, questions about what happened to flight 370 center on the underworld of…

China digs deep in Central American canal race

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Central America has canal mania. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia each want a share of the shipping pie created by an…

Is that a swarm of drones on the horizon?

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | While U.S. businesses yearn to launch drones for agricultural, surveillance, and delivery purposes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to ban…

Could laser pointers soon be banned as dangerous weapons?

By Rob Holmes
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Crime | The FBI began a campaign in 12 U.S. cities last week to deter the growing problem of people shining lasers at aircraft, which can temporarily blind pilots.

New helicopters for combat and commuting

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Picture yourself in your own private helicopter. It looks like a mini Ferris wheel flying on its side with a pod underneath and 18 little propellers pointing…

U.S. cities adopt European obsession with trains

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Deep below London, construction hit the halfway mark last month on a massive project to install 26 miles of new track and stations that will connect…

State Department: Pipeline poses minimal environmental threat

By Rob Holmes & Daniel James Devine
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Energy | The U.S. State Department released a long-awaited environmental report today that will help determine the destiny of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, a…

Refugees flee war-torn CAR

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Africa | N'DJAMENA, Chad—Chadian citizens living in the Central African Republic (CAR) are flooding back to N’djamena, Chad’s capital, to escape the country’s…

No milk and honey for Africans in Israel

By Rob Holmes
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Immigration | Nearly 60,000 African migrants have entered Israel illegally since 2006, and the government is cracking down by refusing to process them as refugees or renew…

This is your captain sleeping

This is your captain sleeping

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Changing aviation policies on both sides of the Atlantic are raising the issue of pilot fatigue, a serious safety threat for airplane passengers and crew. A…

Port fight fuels South American rivalry

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Brazil agreed to fund the majority of a new deep-water port in tiny neighboring Uruguay last week in a move to help both countries flout new Argentinian…

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