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Big Oil’s explosive week: Two disasters reveal the dangers of America’s energy boom

The fossil fuel industry continues to prioritize profits over safety — and regulations aren’t keeping up<p>Wednesday morning, an explosion tore through an ExxonMobil oil refinery in Torrance, California, injuring four people and spewing ash for miles. Over in West Virginia, an oil train continued to …

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Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels: 'Today I Lost a Friend'

The sudden death of Harris Wittels, a co-executive producer and writer on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, on Thursday has prompted an outpouring of tributes …

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BlackBerry's latest update brings Amazon Appstore to its phones

All BlackBerry 10 phones will soon get features previously available on the BB Classic and Passport only, thanks to the platform's latest update. One of the most notable changes is the addition of Amazon's Appstore, giving users access to a bevy of Android apps. The update also equips the phones …

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In recent years, major natural gas fields have been found in Israel’s exclusive economic zone. These discoveries have the potential to transform the …