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Shelling out for a BG takeover

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-08 11:00

Oil company Shell is teaming up with BG, a gas company. It’s just one of a number of mergers in the oil and gas business that are either being considered, or are in the works.

Shell will reportedly pay $70 billion for the company, one of the largest mergers in the industry since ExxonMobil.

The industry is under immense pressure to consolidate — but are some sectors under more pressure than others?

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'I Was Sickened By What I Saw,' Police Chief Says Of S.C. Shooting

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 10:14

Discussing the case of a North Charleston, S.C., officer shooting an unarmed man in the back, police chief Eddie Driggers said Wednesday, "I have been praying for peace."

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Dreams Of Hope And Happiness In Turbulent Yemen

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 10:06

Yemen is in chaos. But behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.

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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 10:02

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.

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'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:41

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."

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Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty In Bombing Of Boston Marathon

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:31

The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

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