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Study links Texas quakes to natural gas drilling

    Study links Texas quakes to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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California water districts forced to review rates

    California water  districts forced to review rates

LOS ANGELES — An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges.

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Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

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Christian music visionary dies, leaves behind legacy

    Christian music visionary dies, leaves behind legacy

Baylor alumnus and renowned Christian music publisher Billy Ray Hearn died Wednesday at age 85, according to the Tennessean, after a life of paving the way for contemporary Christian music.

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill

    Secrecy shrouds  decade-old oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it’s easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004 hurricane, triggering what might be the longest-running commercial oil spill ever to pollute the Gulf of Mexico.

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Clinton heads to New Hampshire

    Clinton heads to New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her first trip as a presidential candidate to the early voting state of New Hampshire next week.

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Ohio man accused of plot to attack military base

    Ohio man accused of plot to attack military base

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to a federal indictment announced Thursday.

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Tennessee proposes Bible as state book

    Tennessee proposes Bible as state book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be — as an epistle writer put it — more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

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Chicago not releasing video of shooting

    Chicago not releasing video of shooting

Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn’t even show it to aldermen Wednesday before they approved a $5 million settlement with the family.

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Immigrant children face depression in centers

    Immigrant children face depression in centers

SAN ANTONIO — Immigrant children at a federal detention facility in Texas are acting depressed after months of regimentation and confinement, said a Honduran mother who was recently released with her 2-year-old son.

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