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The $20 terrorist

Harriet Tubman’s image will soon grace the front of the $20 bill. Is she a fitting replacement for President Andrew Jackson? Many think so. But had she not been to ill to participate in one of her planned activities, history would view her much differently.

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Fracking is Big Oil’s latest price gouging tool

Over the last century, coal companies stripped most of the mountains and hills of the Appalachian region until there wasn’t anything left to take. Now that’s where the biggest shale oil and gas reserves in the U.S. are found. It’s called the Marcellus Shale and it runs along much of the same former coal mining towns that are back in boom times again. Kind of.

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Want industrial chemicals with that burger? You’re getting them whether you like it or not

A new study has found that people who eat fast food have elevated levels of several industrial chemicals in their bodies. Researchers believe that these chemicals, called phthalates, leach into fast food through the processing machinery and from the vinyl gloves food preparers use throughout the process of getting the food to your table.

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Wall Street Enabled Detroit’s Collapse?

USA Today published a book review of Nathan Bomey’s book, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back. I haven’t read the book (which just came out today), so my gripe isn’t with the book but with the spin USA Today is putting on it, starting with the title of the review: “How Wall Street enabled…
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Spy chief appalled that Americans don’t want government snooping through correspondence

Over the past couple years, America’s digital communications companies have made great progress in developing technologies designed to keep customers’ private communications safe from the prying eyes of snoops and identity thieves. National Intelligence chief James Clapper said Monday the new security developments are “not a good thing.”

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