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Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

A man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher's murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim's rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that's swept across …

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Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on fracking

By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) – A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation’s top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives. The bill bars cities from overly regulating the industry, targeting a ban on fracking, a method of extracting oil and gas that uses high pressure, adopted by voters in Denton, Texas, a college town about 30 miles (50 km) north of Dallas.

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The terror of Boko Haram

Katie Couric looks at the rise of one of the world's most feared extremist groups.

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WikiLeaks dumps data from Sony hacking scandal

WikiLeaks published thousands of documents on Thursday from last year's Sony hacking scandal, calling them an insight into the inner workings of a “secretive” firm.

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White House mum on DEA chief after sex party scandal

The White House sidestepped questions on Thursday about whether President Barack Obama retains confidence in the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration after an investigation found DEA agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia. The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that 10 DEA agents participated in the parties, paid for by drug cartels

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Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province amid wider chaos pitting Shiite rebels against forces loyal to the exiled president and a Saudi-led air campaign.

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Supervisors ordered to falsify training records for Tulsa reserve deputy: Report

The Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who accidentally shot and killed an unarmed suspect after confusing a stun gun with a handgun got firearms certification for field training he never received, the Tulsa World newspaper reports. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department dismissed the report as rumor.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi on 2016, her future

The Democratic leader talks to Katie Couric about the 2016 presidential campaign and more.

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