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TX's French Boast? High Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas One Step Closer to Reality.

TX's French Boast? High Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas One Step Closer to Reality.
The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas. This is a private venture that is proposing to use the "Japan Rail Central" N700-I system, an internationalized version of the 186mph HSR train running between Tokyo and Osaka. High speed rail sounds awfully European for the Lone Star State, though.
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Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO

Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO
Hundreds of non-union workers and politicians nationwide have banded together against the firing of beloved Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Today, the supermarket chain's board of directors agreed to hear a buyout offer to the delight of walk-outs everywhere.
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Denise Lavoie
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NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions

NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney was right that making larger payments toward pension debt benefits pension fund. Seems logical, yes? Chris Christie, naturally, thinks otherwise.
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Missouri Moneybags Invests in Favored Puppet

Missouri Moneybags Invests in Favored Puppet
Missouri Rep. Robert Onder may be just another white-bread, hate-fueled Republican candidate, but campaign finance records reveal the puppetmaster behind Onder's very big week in campaign contributions: Certified monster Rex Sinquefield.
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NY Gov Corrupts His Anti-Corruption Commission, the Irony Just Too Tempting

NY Gov Corrupts His Anti-Corruption Commission, the Irony Just Too Tempting
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lied about and attempted to influence the Moreland anti-corruption commission — because that's what happens in New York State politics.
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Sandusky Son to Oprah: He Was Worse Than You Think

Sandusky Son to Oprah: He Was Worse Than You Think
Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew told Oprah Winfrey in a televised interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives two years ago. He says that since getting therapy, his memories were coming back to him.
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Mark Scolforo
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Odd Bipartisan Cronyism in the Vermont Senate

Odd Bipartisan Cronyism in the Vermont Senate
The Democrats rule the Vermont Senate with a supermajority, and Republicans are hoping to win no more than two or three seats next year. So why have a few key Dems endorsed a Republican for one of the state's highest offices?
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Minnesota GOPer: Fossil Record Proves Humans Lived Alongside Dinosaurs

Minnesota GOPer: Fossil Record Proves Humans Lived Alongside Dinosaurs
Bob Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally and Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives, wants public schools to teach students that humans and dinosaurs lived together.
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Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit

Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit
Activists are stepping up the plate and fighting the Detroit water shutoffs.
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Chris Christie a Far Cry From NJ Governors of Yore

Chris Christie a Far Cry From NJ Governors of Yore
Compared to William Livingstone, the first governor of the state of New Jersey in 1776, Chris Christie is a far cry from what the founders intended, with powers well beyond what the state constitution had ever envisioned.
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