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Anti-coal policies causing Florida electricity rate hikes

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity.
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UPDATE: Dem activist on Perry grand jury doubles down

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AUSTIN, Texas – A Democratic activist who served on the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) insists she doesn’t see anything wrong with serving on a grand jury involving a high profile political leader and being heavily involved in partisan state politics.
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Teamsters threaten ‘Top Chef’ star: ‘We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!’

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BOSTON – Some things never change. After nearly 15 years of trying to clean up a reputation marred with corruption, shake-downs of the film industry, as well as violence, Boston’s famous Teamsters Local 25′s public face turned very ugly earlier this summer when the popular Bravo network show Top Chef rolled into Beantown using non-union production assistants and drivers.
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International Planned Parenthood increased abortions 24 percent in 2013, Africa is chief target

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STAFFORD, Va. – International Planned Parenthood Federation recently announced it increased its abortion “services” for 2013 by 24 percent, exceeding its targets for the second year in a row. The announcement came in its 2012-2013 performance report. IPPF claims its interest is in ending extreme poverty. But the report is so obsessed with abortion that it mentions the word abortion 151 times.
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