Pipeline operator’s record and other headlines

Pipeline operator in Santa Barbara oil spill has high rate of safety infractions. (L.A. Times)

What Rand Paul accomplished in a 10 hour, 31 minute stand off against the PATRIOT Act. (Bloomberg Politics)

Mike Huckabee decides to skip the Iowa straw poll. (Des Moines Register)

Months before U.S. raid, bin Laden contemplated leaving Pakistan compound. (Washington Post)

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart. (Reuters)

ISIS in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say. (AP)

Letterman signs off with a roast from nearly every living president. (Politico)

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Pipeline operator's record and other headlines