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Hey, California: Oklahoma had 3 times as many earthquakes in 2014

California has long been considered the state with the most seismic activity. But that's changing because of human activities: disposing of fracking wastes in particular.

Housing enforcement group sues M & T Bank for discrimination

The Fair Housing Justice Center uncovers discrimination by loan officers at a prodigious bank by way of secret videotapes and recordings.

Oklahoma considers gas chamber to execute death row inmates as backup to lethal injection

The Supreme Court is scrutinizing the procedures used to execute inmates in Oklahoma – but the death penalty probably won’t disappear.

Settling for Squalor: A hardship called 'home'

Migrant farmworkers travel to America to provide a better life for their families, but in Florida at least, they're often clustered in crowded housing with deplorable conditions.

Washington only cares about deficits when they’re politically convenient

With the publication of President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, there's less of a focus on the country's budget deficit because it is less of a concern than it was from 2010 to 2012 and it is less politically useful.

For A Closing Act, Obama Has A Bold Plan To Transform Child Care

Universal childcare' initiative and associated tax breaks could cost $200 billion over the next decade.

No executions scheduled for this year; 11 scheduled for 2016

After a controversial execution and change to its process, Ohio is delaying all executions for the year. Here in Pennsylvania, several are scheduled but the state rarely keeps its dates.

Oil-rich Saudis find new help in struggle to delay action on climate change: Cheap gas

Saudi Arabian policies have driven down oil prices and are helping to subvert global efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

The Koch brothers' network aims to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections

If the Koch brothers meet their $889 million spending goal for the 2016 election, it would almost make them their own third party. In 2012, the Republican national campaign committees spent $657 million, according to the story.

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