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ConocoPhillips looks west, to the National Petroleum Reserve

Despite oil prices hovering around $30 a barrel, ConocoPhillips is plowing ahead with projects in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. The company invited Alaska journalists on a tour this week of CD5, its newest drill site -- the first to produce oil from the NPRA and, the company hopes, the gateway to more development. Download Audio

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History-Making Philae Lander Faces 'Eternal Hibernation' On Comet

A tweet issued by the European Space Agency today includes a cartoon showing the Rosetta orbiter thinking about its little lander taking a nap on the comet's cold surface.

After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

NYC Police Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Unarmed Man

In 2014, a rookie police officer fired his gun in a stairwell. His bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Akai Gurley, 28, on a lower floor.

As The Water Crisis Continues, Flint's Superintendent Looks Forward

While the damage from lead in Flint's water is not yet known, even low levels can be harmful to children. The Michigan city's superintendent of schools says he's bracing for an uncertain future.

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