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Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

By Zack Colman | 08/22/14 08:09 AM

Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

By JACK CHANG | 08/22/14 03:19 AM

HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its...
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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT | 08/22/14 01:31 AM

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because...
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