Tankers are berthed beside the Fawley oil refinery on Jan. 7, in Southampton, England. With low oil prices, some traders are buying oil and storing it in tankers, hoping the price will rise soon so they can sell it at a profit. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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All Tech Considered

Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time

A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them.

Residents assess the damage caused by shelling between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Aleksander Gayuk/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

The eastern Ukrainian city has been under siege and subject to artillery and rocket attacks for months. Residents are living in stressful conditions, and the separatist militia is jumpy.

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Shots - Health News

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

Laura Ingalls Wilder entertained generations of children with her "Little House" series, which was loosely based on her family's pioneering life. Her memoir, Pioneer Girl, was published in 2014. South Dakota State Historical Society hide caption

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Book News & Features

'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.

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Movie Reviews

Full Of Complexity And Ambivalence, 'American Sniper' Shows The Cost Of War

The film about a Navy SEAL whose service in Iraq made him a mythic figure has become a cultural lightning rod. But the squabbles are too simple for a low-key movie striking in its lack of stridency.

Lori Piper, right, and Aleks Gramza treat Bart on Tuesday at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back to his owner five days later. Danyelle Ho/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial

Bart returned home with a broken jaw, open wounds on his face and a ruptured eye. He is being treated by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., and will return to his owner after he has recovered.

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All Tech Considered

'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital Youth Radio

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.

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