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Hydraulic fracturing wells have been producing a tremendous amount of natural gas — far more than the current demand. Above, a Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill at a fracking site in South Montrose, Pa. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Energy

Is The Booming Natural Gas Industry Overproducing?

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Is The Booming Natural Gas Industry Overproducing?

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Fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on the Persian Gulf waters, south of the Strait of Hormuz. The European Union has announced plans to join U.S. efforts to slow the flow of oil from Iran, the world's third largest exporter. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Can Sanctions Alone Get Iran To Negotiate?

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Can Sanctions Alone Get Iran To Negotiate?

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A woman uses her smartphone on a street in Seoul. New rules are on the way to protect consumers from expensive data roaming fees, but for now, phone owners can take steps to help themselves. Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Money

How To Avoid 'Bill Shock' From Smartphone Use

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How To Avoid 'Bill Shock' From Smartphone Use

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A police officer walks past the ruins of a market outside the state police headquarters in Kano, Nigeria, on Tuesday. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Africa

Nigeria's President Under Pressure To Quell Violence

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Nigeria's President Under Pressure To Quell Violence

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A sign is posted at the entrance to the state office complex on in Waterbury, Vt., About 1,500 people who worked in the complex were relocated due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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National

Irene's Floods Dry Up Business In Vermont Town

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Irene's Floods Dry Up Business In Vermont Town

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After former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's death was announced Sunday, fans paid their respects at a Paterno statue on campus. Paterno exerted a rare amount of control in his decades coaching football, says Frank Deford. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

As A Coach, Paterno Was One Of A Kind

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As A Coach, Paterno Was One Of A Kind

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