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Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency. Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country’s national security interest, and Obama announced from the White House that he Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Katrina’s message on the poor still unheard

There was a very fleeting moment in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Aug. 29, 2005, that the message that there are a lot of poor in New Orleans and America who are routinely ignored, neglected and reviled had gotten through. In that very fleeting moment there was a torrent of new studies and Read More…

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‘Compton’ stars on police: ‘Things haven’t changed’

NEW YORK – (CNN) – For the stars of “Straight Outta Compton,” not much has changed in terms of the tension between police and African Americans since the days of the influential rap group N.W.A. The Universal biopic, which opens Friday, depicts the anger in the streets of South Los Angeles during the late 1980s Read More…