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Keystone Pipeline Fails in the Senate

The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline remains in limbo.  A bill authorizing construction of the pipeline failed to hit a 60-vote threshold needed for passage in the Senate. The House easily passed a similar measure Friday.  President Obama could still approve the pipeline after years of reviews. 

Missouri Governor Addressess National Guard Critics

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is dismissing critics who think his activation of the National Guard indicates officials are expecting violence.  After swearing in a special commission on Ferguson this afternoon, the Governor addressed his decision, saying it’s about being prepared for all possibilities.  A grand jury decision on whether to bring criminal charges against a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August is expected soon.

No Football for Vikings’ Peterson for 2014

Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson is being sidelined for the rest of the year.  The NFL announced this morning that the Minnesota Vikings running back will be suspended without pay for the remaining football season.  Peterson was suspended for hitting his son with a tree branch.  The league could extend that suspension when his reinstatement is considered in April of next year.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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