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Mon October 17, 2011

What Is The Future Of Natural Gas Use In The U.S.?

The Kinder Morgan deal will likely make the company the largest natural gas pipeline operator in North America. This comes at a time when more people in the U.S. are becoming reliant on the fuel. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Associates and author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.


Mon October 17, 2011
Latin America

Cuba's 'Ladies In White' Mourn Leader's Death

Pollan founded the Ladies in White after her husband, Cuban dissident Hector Maseda, was jailed. He was released in February this year. In this photo from March, Maseda kisses Pollan before a meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Havana, Cuba.

Javier Galeano AP

In Cuba, the leader of the island's most prominent dissident group has died. Laura Pollan was a founder of the Ladies in White, but her death at age 63 Friday after a brief illness comes at an especially difficult time for Cuba's small opposition movement.

The only officially tolerated act of public protest in Cuba occurs on Sundays, after the Ladies in White gather for mass at the Santa Rita church in Havana.

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Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Harbaugh, Schwartz And The Back Slap Heard 'Round The NFL

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 3:14 pm

Harbaugh (in dark cap and jacket) and Schwartz (in white jacket with blue stripes) are separated by the 49ers' Venron Davis (85).

Rick Osentoski AP


Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

A Camera's Not The Only Thing Tourists Bring On Visits To Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is seen through fog prior to the start of the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty ceremony on Liberty Island in Sept. 2011.

Daniel Berehulak Getty Images

Quick: What's the first thing you'd grab for a day trip to Liberty Island to get an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty?

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Mon October 17, 2011
The Salt

Farm Subsidies Birds And Fish Would Choose

This wetland in Iowa was created with money from conservation subsidy programs.

Lynn Betts USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service

With the 2012 farm bill coming up fast, we're taking a closer look at what it is and how it shapes food policy and land use in an occasional series. This is part three.

Capitol Hill is a scrum of lobbyists fighting over a shrinking budget these days, and farm subsidies are under attack as never before. Some of those subsidies appear likely to die.

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