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Why a lawmaker defied other Southerners and changed his mind on civil rights

By Allan Smith From Business Insider President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago today, just hours after Congress formally approved the bill on a dramatic day for America. The height of that drama…

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Ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event

By Beth Gavrilles, University of Georgia From RedOrbit Study documents corals before, during and after October 2009 episode New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures….

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Tennessee to roll out ‘No Refusal’ blood-draw DUI checkpoints

From Police State USA Each holiday lends police another excuse to acclimate the public toward their intrusive police state enforcement tactics TENNESSEE — Holidays are a convenient excuse to push the limits of the police power over citizens. All across…

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Tethys Petroleum Limited: 2013 Annual Results

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2014) – Tethys Petroleum Limited (“Tethys” or the “Company”) (TSX:TPL)(LSE:TPL) today announced its Annual Results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Corporate Highlights — Completion of a farm-out of 66.66% of the…

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Nelson excels for Cayman at CWU20

From GEORGE TOWN, Cayman islands — Amanda Nelson is not particularly tall, nor wide, but she operates in the heart of the Cayman Islands defense with a style and panache that defies her slender frame. Now an invaluable member…

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A race to the bottom on taxes

Opinion by Jonathan D. Kaufelt From LA Times Re “Making film deals with tax credits,” Dec. 26 When a small Caribbean nation offers itself as a tax haven to a foreign corporation, it is not hard to see what is…