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3 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Perry

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 1:09 a.m. Its epicenter was located 14 miles west of Perry, 19 miles east, southeast of Enid, and 57 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

7 hrs ago | The Times

Louisiana groundwater program may need $900,000

Scott Angelle, chairman of the Water Resources commission, said staff will be drafting a letter in the next month outlining the importance of the monitoring and the need for continued funding.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, US Geological Survey

10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Study predicts urban "megalopolis" stretching from Raleigh to Atlanta

Without major changes in land development, urban areas in the Southern United States will likely double in size by 2060 and create an urban "megalopolis" that stretches from Raleigh to Atlanta, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Interior's Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University .

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Agriculture, Science, US Geological Survey

18 hrs ago | Narooma News

221 steps in new Hillcrest stairway: photos

BOTTOM PLATFORM: Standing on the bottom platform at the base of the Hillcrest Avenue stairway are works supervisor Steve Dobson, divisional manager for technical services Greg Miller and mayor Lindsay Brown.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NJ.com

Princeton seeks to become first town in Mercer County to ban fracking

The controversial process of hydraulic fracturing extracts natural gas by pumping water and chemicals into underground shale formations, fracturing the rock and releasing the natural gas.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Chris Christie, US Governors, Middlesex County, NJ

WLNE-TV Providence

US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Urban Institute, Associated Press, Drugs, Pennsylvania, UC Los Angeles

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Correction: Debt Study story

In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file.

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Related Topix: Urban Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Texas

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Epic Sciences raises $30 million

Epic Sciences , a spinoff of The Scripps Research Institute developing cancer diagnostics, has raised $30 million from venture capital investors, and appointed Greg Lucier as board chairman.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors

Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, Oral Cancer, Health

SlashGear.com

EV makers form Smart Grid platform for cleverer charging

The days of plugging a smart electric car into a dumb outlet may be numbered, with eight of the top auto firms joining forces with power companies to work out a universal "smart grid" standard for charging EVs and hybrids.

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Related Topix: Electric Power Research Institute, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Run Shelby Run: WTAMU graduate to run across U.S.

This run has been independently organized and is exclusively for the benefit of those suffering from muscle diseases, as well as their families.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Tri-cityherald.com

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, WebMD, Urban Institute, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Washington Technology

Leidos subsidiary nabs $25M contract for systems engineering, technical services

Varec Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has won a $25 million contract to provide systems engineering, technical and management support services to the Defense Logistics Agency.

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KTEN-TV Denison

House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty."

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Related Topix: Urban Institute, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Mother Jones

Midwestern Waters Are Full of Bee-Killing Pesticides

A while back, I wrote about how the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a slow-motion reassessment of a widely used class of insecticides, even as evidence mounts that it's harming key ecosystem players from pollinating bees to birds.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Apiculture, US Geological Survey, Geology, Agriculture

CBC News

Mexico earthquake strikes eastern state of Veracruz

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science,

KAUZ

Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.

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Related Topix: Urban Institute, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid.

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Related Topix: Urban Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Texas, San Jose (Jacksonville, FL)

The Capital-Journal

Oklahoma earthquake felt in southern Kansas

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit northern Oklahoma late Monday night and the effects could be felt more than 100 miles from the epicenter.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

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