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Federal regulators decline to reconsider Oregon pipeline

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators on Friday refused to reconsider a 230-mile liquefied natural gas pipeline that would have terminated in the southern Oregon coastal town of Coos Bay, handing a serious setback to a multi-billion project to deliver the gas to markets in Asia. In a 15-page opinion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

Science

China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen, media reported Saturday. The case grew to national prominence after cellphone video circulated showing the 200-kilogram (440-pound) turtle being sliced into pieces and sold to eager villagers in a fishing...

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