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Keystone Pipeline Gets Rejected

Keystone Pipeline Gets Rejected - President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans for a massive oil pipeline through the heart of the United States, ruling there was not enough time for a fair review before a looming deadline forced on him by Republicans. His move did not kill the project but could again delay a tough choice for him until after the November elections. Right away, the implications rippled across the political spectrum, stirred up the presidential campaign and even hardened feelings with Canada, a trusted U.S. ally and neighbor. For a U.S. electorate eager for work, the pipeline has become the very symbol of job creation for Republicans, but Obama says the environment and public safety must still be weighed too. What the Keystone XL pipeline would mean for the US The plan by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. would carry tar sands oil from western Canada across a 1,700-mile (2,735-kilometer) pipeline across six U.S. states to Texas refineries. Obama was already on …

Gabrielle Union Celebrates Birthday

Gabrielle Union Celebrates Birthday - The Miami Heat All-Star's girlfriend threw him a huge birthday bash to celebrate his 30th at the Setai Hotel in South Beach. Usher, T.I, Rick Ross, Common, Kelly Rowland, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Alonzo Mourning and Pat Riley joined the party with special celebrity performances. The night culminated with Rowland serenading D-Wade with a seductive "Happy Birthday," the Huffington Post reports. In addition to the hot birthday bash, D-Wade was given a $230,000 2012 McLaren MP4-12C from a local car dealership as well as a vintage 1982 bottle of Dom Perignon and a diamond-encrusted Hublot 3000 watch. All for free. Sports fans may wonder how D-Wade has lucked out with a lavish party and extravagant gifts to embrace his 30s. But, who is his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union? Union, 39, is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as the lead cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in "Bring It On." Un…