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U.S. Geology Maps Reveal Areas Vulnerable To Man-Made Quakes

Parts of Oklahoma and Texas have about the same risk of an earthquake as parts of California, the maps show. Why? Wastewater that oil and gas operations are pumping into wells adds pressure on faults.
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Anna Quindlen: "Miller's Valley"

A government plan to destroy a community for a flood control project is the backdrop of Anna Quindlen's latest work of fiction. The best-selling author and journalist on her novel about family, memory and loss -- and her thoughts on American politics today.

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Gov. Snyder's Sweeping Plan For Flint Water Crisis Gets A Reality Check

Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a plan to target Flint's short-term, intermediate- and long-term needs, a task force that he appointed blamed his administration for much of the problem.
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Japanese Fleet Kills 333 Whales In The Antarctic

The fleet killed the minke whales over the past four months, drawing condemnation from environmentalists and the Australian government.
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The Politics Hour - March 25, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with David Trone, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat representing Maryland's 8th district.

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Tighter, Controversial Silica Rules Aimed At Saving Workers' Lungs

Long known as a workplace hazard, silica dust can cause irreversible lung scarring and cancer. The Department of Labor expects its new limit to save about 600 lives a year. But industry is balking.
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Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change finds weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.
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With Bees In Trouble, Almond Farmers Try Trees That Don't Need 'Em

A relatively new variety of almond tree called Independence has some beekeepers nervous. These trees are self-fertile — meaning they technically don't need bees to pollinate their flowers.
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Holy Holi: Colored Powder Will Be Thrown But Splashing Might Be Illegal

It's a spring religious festival in India. People spatter each other with colored powder and spray lots of water. This year's drought is changing the tradition — to the dismay of many.

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Maine Law Enforcement Breaks Up Eagle Rumble

If you're itching for some more eagle news now that the D.C. eaglets are hatched, check this out: Officers in Maine broke up talon-to-talon bald eagle combat using blankets.

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