WikiLeaks Putting Lives at Risk

WikiLeaks Putting Lives at RiskThe State Department has warned the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks that its expected release of classified U.S. documents would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues. The department’s top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records of them from its database and return any material to the U.S. government. Lawyer Harold…

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I Hate My Job! Help Please

I Hate My Job! Help PleaseYou spent four grueling years in school and you eventually earned your college degree. In between the complicating world of dating and last minute exam preparation, you managed to learn a thing or two in your college program. Once you finished college, you squashed those interviews and got yourself the job that you always wanted. You’re making good money and moving up the ladder. There’s only one problem: you hate…

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Body Scanners Coming to Canadian Airports

Body Scanners Coming to Canadian AirportsDozens of body scanners will be installed in Canadian airports to comply with new U.S. security protocols, the federal government confirmed Tuesday. Rob Merrifield, minister of state for transport, said 44 scanners ordered on Tuesday will be used on passengers selected for secondary screening at Canadian airports. CBC News has confirmed that the machines, which can scan through clothing, be installed in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and…

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Get a second opinion when your furnace is shut off

Get a second opinion when your furnace is shut offFor years, I’ve heard that Direct Energy technicians are quick to shut off furnaces during an inspection. The verdict is a cracked heat exchanger, a piece of metal that separates the furnace’s fire from the home’s air stream. The company says it has to act speedily because of the danger of carbon monoxide leaking into the home. Critics says it’s because of the pressure to increase furnace sales…

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N.S. Payday Loans Under Microscope

N.S. Payday Loans Under MicroscopeThe Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is taking another look at the way payday loan companies do business and will examine the issue at hearings scheduled to begin Monday in Halifax. The board will determine whether the companies are charging too much to borrow money. In Nova Scotia, they can charge up to $31 for every $100 borrowed — the highest rate in the country. The UARB set the…

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