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Fracking likely caused series of Ohio quakes, officials say

WASHINGTON – The injection of wastewater from natural gas drilling into a disposal well probably caused a dozen earthquakes in Ohio, state officials said Friday, prompting new regulations to deal with the issue.

U.S. agrees to hand over prisoners to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — More than 3,000 detainees held by the U.S. military will be transferred to Afghan control within six months under an agreement signed Friday between the United States and Afghanistan.

S.C. Lt. Governor Ard resigns over ethics violations

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, facing indictment by a state Grand Jury for ethics violations, has resigned — handing the office to state Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, and the post of Senate president pro tempore.

U.S. officials: Assad could survive Syria revolt

WASHINGTON — Months after the United States sided with rebels against Syrian President Bashar Assad, senior U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Friday that not only could Assad survive the uprising, but also that they couldn’t say with confidence that the opposition represents a majority of the Syrian people.

Will Improving Economy Bring Surge Of Job Seekers?

As the U.S. labor market slowly improves and the economy gains traction, many frustrated job seekers will dust themselves off and start submitting resumes again.

Senate Republicans Advance Conspiracy Theory In New Ad, Citing Only Themselves

Apparently afraid that former Maine governor Angus King, an independent seeking the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe’s (R-ME) surprise retirement, might caucus with the Democrats if elected, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is going on the offensive.

Students Silently Protest Professor Who Defended Limbaugh, Ridiculed Fluke

Thirty University of Rochester students held a protest Wednesday afternoon in the classroom of an economics professor who had defended Rush Limbaugh’s verbal assault on Sandra Fluke and said the Georgetown student deserved to be mocked.

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