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Today in “It’s Not All Bad News”:

From the New York Times, Federal Officials to Explore Different Route for Dakota Pipeline:

Federal officials announced on Sunday that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that tribes say sits near sacred burial sites.

The decision is a victory for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of protesters camped near the construction site who have opposed the project because they said would it threaten a water source and cultural sites. Federal officials had given the protesters until tomorrow to leave a campsite near the construction site.

From BBC, Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll:

European Union leaders have been welcoming the result, which comes amid fears of populism undermining established parties.

European Council President Donald Tusk conveyed “wholehearted congratulations” while Germany’s Social Democrat Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, called the result “a clear victory for reason against right-wing populism”.

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Written by Mesocosm

December 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Posted in News

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