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5:51pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Environment

Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 7:17 pm

The oil tanker HS Electra unloads oil from the North Sea at the Portland Pipe Line facility in South Portland, Maine, in 2013.
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South Portland, Maine, is known as the place where Liberty ships were built by tens of thousands of workers during World War II. Now, the city's waterfront is home to an oil terminal and the beginning of a 236-mile-long pipeline.

For more than 70 years, the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. has pumped crude oil up through the pipeline, across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, to be refined in Montreal.

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4:58pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Risk And Reason

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 5:04 pm

Will it rain or not? How you interpret the forecast could mean the difference between getting soaked or staying safe.
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This week, All Things Considered is exploring how people interpret probability. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a 70 percent chance of success?

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4:47pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 5:18 pm

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.

3:56pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Around the Nation

D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 5:18 pm

During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs.

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3:53pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Politics

VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 5:18 pm

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, which will vote on whether to send his nomination to the Senate floor.

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