Head of US Minerals Management Service resigns following BP oil spill response

Thursday, May 27, 2010 After reports that US President Barack Obama has fired the director of the Minerals Management Service, Elizabeth “Liz” Birnbaum, the Interior Department revealed that she instead resigned “on her own volition”. The resignation occurred amidst growing criticism of the federal government’s response to the Deepwater Horizon …

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Scientists discover Earth-like planet

Wednesday, January 25, 2006  Correction — August 22, 2006 The source titled Discovery of OGLE 2005-BLG-390Lb, the first cool rocky/icy exoplanet is indicated below as published by the Institut d’astrophysique de Paris. However, the publisher is in fact, the Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork (PLANET) Collaboration. The error is regretted.  An international …

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate John O’Toole, Durham

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 John O’Toole is running for the Progressive Conservative in the Ontario provincial election, in the Durham riding. Wikinews interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews …

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Florida officials investigating controversial MMA fight

Sunday, October 12, 2008 File:Elitexc-heat-kimbo-slice-vs-seth-petruzelli-300×214.jpg Boxing regulators in the state of Florida have started a preliminary investigation into allegations of corruption and fight fixing after mixed martial arts fighter Seth Petruzelli defeated Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in the main event of the EliteXC: Heat on Saturday, October 4, 2008. Petruzelli, …

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