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Environmental activists rally, march to stop Sabal Trail pipeline

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A group of environmental activists gathered in Williams Park across from Duke Energy on Thursday to send a message: Stop the Sabal Trail pipeline. The protest was spearheaded by volunteers from Greenpeace St. Pete and the Sierra Club. The St. Petersburg rally was one of five across the state Thursday. Others were scheduled in Miami, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Orlando. The 515-mile long pipeline starts in Alabama, crosses Georgia and will end in central Florida. It’s designed to bring natural gas…

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Emails show concern over Bill Clinton’s Wall Street speech

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Hillary Clinton‘s campaign asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a speech to a Wall Street investment firm last year because of concerns that the Clintons might appear to be too cozy with Wall Street just as the former secretary of state was about to announce her White House bid, newly released emails show. Clinton aides say in hacked emails released Friday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that Hillary Clinton did not want her husband to cancel the speech, but…

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Hillary Clinton intervened for St. Petersburg firm after request to son-in-law

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As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials, according to the recently released Clinton emails. One of the firm’s investors had asked Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, who is married to Chelsea Clinton, for help setting up such contacts, the emails show. The lobbying effort on behalf of Neptune Minerals Inc. came while Hillary Clinton – now the leading…

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Online gambling is for suckers

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The fact that the New York Times publishes a regular column on poker tells you how big the sport has grown in the last few years. Today’s column by James McManus argues that the Poker World is Flat (a play on the title of Tom Friedman’s book that discusses global interconnectivity) and that online gambling is just an oh-so-wonderful phenomenon. McManus provides some powerful statistics to back up his claim. “According to industry research, more than $60 billion has been…

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