Opponents of fracking demonstrate during the Winter X Games 2012 in Aspen, Colo. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Focus On Fracking Diverts Attention From Horizontal Drilling

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TransCanada already has begun construction on a southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since it doesn't cross the U.S.-Canadian border, it doesn't require approval from the State Department and President Obama. Sarah A. Miller/AP hide caption

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Will Obama Administration Clear Keystone XL Pipeline?

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A Chilly, Musical Morning As Inauguration Crowds Gather

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Crowds Begin Converging On Washington, D.C.

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks at the dedication for the Southwest's first urban wildlife refuge on the southern edge of Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 27, 2012. Salazar has announced that he'll leave his post in late March and return to Colorado. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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Interior Secretary's Legacy Defined By Issues Of Oil

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47 States Report Widespread Influenza Outbreaks

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Christie's State Of The State Focuses On Sandy

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Matt Damon's character in the movie Promised Land comes to town to convince a landowner to allow a gas company to drill on his property. Scott Green/Focus Features hide caption

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Drilling For Facts Under The 'Promised Land' Fiction

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A woman walks past a cabana complex pulled off its foundations by Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J., in November. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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After Sandy, Can The Jersey Shore Come Home Again?

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Dixon has gathered her Nativity collection from many sources around the world. She says this set is made of banana fronds and was given to her by a friend who was a missionary in Nigeria. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Nativity Collector Dreams Of Mangers And Museums

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U.S. Becomes Less Dependent On Foreign Oil

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Like many other brick-and-mortar retailers, Wal-Mart is trying to attract shoppers increasingly accustomed to online shopping. In one experiment, it's offering same-day delivery in four select markets. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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To Lure Shoppers, Wal-Mart Tries Same-Day Delivery

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Some Sandy-Damaged Homes Must Be Demolished

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BP Settles Criminal Suit Over Gulf Oil Spill

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Nor'easter Adds To Hurricane Sandy's Power Outages

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