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Keystone Ruling Sets Up Showdown Between White House and Congress

The controversial Keystone pipeline had been in legal limbo, giving Obama a way out of a six-year headache. But a Nebraska court has thrown that hot potato right back in his lap.

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A Global Energy Superpower Rises

The big question about America’s energy boom is not how much it will produce, but how much it can export.

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Keystone Fails in Senate (for Now)

In the end, congressional efforts to force approval of the long-delayed pipeline came up just short. That doesn't mean the battle for Keystone is over -- or that Obama is off the hook just yet.

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A Pipeline to Somewhere

With the Keystone pipeline still in limbo, TransCanada gets the ball rolling on Plan B -- shipping tar-sands oil to Canada's eastern coast.

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A good Canadian account of how the sergeant-at-arms took down the shooter

From a very good CBC account: "Hearing gunshots, Vickers grabbed his side arm, a semi-automatic pistol, and immediately ran out. His security team, who had ...

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The Myth of the Big Bad Lone Wolf

Trying to stop lone-wolf terrorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.

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Keep Calm and Carry On, Stephen Harper

Doubling down on counterterrorism at home and abroad won’t make Canada a safer place.

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The Threats We Forget

The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.

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Fort Meade and the Maple Leaf

The terror attacks in Ottawa mean that NSA-style surveillance could be coming to Canada much faster than anyone thought.

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Canadian PM: ‘Terrorist’ Responsible for Deadly Ottawa Shootings

This post was updated. Speaking to his nation Wednesday night, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper blamed a deadly shooting at parliament that killed a Canadian ...

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