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Secret Service stretched to limit amid heated campaign, say experts

The Bernie Sanders supporters were hatching an online plan to wage a protest inside a rally for Donald Trump when one cautioned that, even in the heat of a polarizing presidential campaign rife with overheated rhetoric, the government was watching.<p>"The Secret Service will be monitoring Facebook and …

Secret Service

Oil Production Fuels Earthquake Surge In Oklahoma

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Todd Halihan, a professor in the school of geology at Oklahoma State, about how Oklahoma has now surpassed California for seismic activity.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>With the way things have been going in Oklahoma, this didn't come as a surprise. The state opened …

This October Smashed Temperature Records Around the World

Hotctober<p>If you've been wondering why your coats stayed in the closet and your heater remained off for the first part of fall, wonder no more. This October was the warmest on record. Ever.<p>Last month beat out all the other Octobers to get the title of hottest October since record-keeping began in …

Global Warming

5 Ways True Detective Could Redeem Itself in the Finale

It’s too late for Paul Woodrugh (unless ghosts are on the menu), but a few other character have the chance to win us over in the end.<p>There’s no question that <i>True Detective</i> Season 2 wasn’t received with the same ecstatic enthusiasm viewers showed last year. But as the HBO drama wraps up its …