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Obama Bans Production, Buying of Land Mines, Will Join International Treaty

Obama Bans Production, Buying of Land Mines, Will Join International Treaty
The Obama administration plans to join an international treaty against the proliferation of land mines by first banning the production and purchase of them here in the US.
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Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In

Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In
A midwife in Vernal, Utah – a small town of just less than 10,000 – delivered her first ever stillborn baby, after 19 years at the job. Turns out she wasn't the only one. In just three years, the town went from being average to six times that in infant mortality compared to the rest of the nation. Is it coincidence that big oil's fracking boom follows the same trajectory?
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REPORT: Billion Dollar Government Contracts Going to Repeat Health and Safety Code Violators

REPORT: Billion Dollar Government Contracts Going to Repeat Health and Safety Code Violators
The Congressional Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a report showing that billions are given every year to federal contractors that have a history of wage and safety violations. Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the HELP Committee, urged government contractors to more heavily weigh those violations when granting federal contracts.
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