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Showdown looms as North Dakota legislators mull oil levy sharing

Natural gas flares are seen at an oil pump site outside of WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's legislature will decide how to divvy up oil tax revenue among the state's 53 counties, and whether to wave sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants in a biennial session starting on Tuesday. How to share lucrative tax revenue from booming oil production promises to be the most contentious part of the 80-day session, with politicians from the state's western oil producing counties clamoring for more money to build roads, schools and other infrastructure projects. ...


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Showdown looms as North Dakota legislators mull oil levy sharing

Natural gas flares are seen at an oil pump site outside of WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's legislature will decide how to divvy up oil tax revenue among the state's 53 counties, and whether to wave sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants in a biennial session starting on Tuesday. How to share lucrative tax revenue from booming oil production promises to be the most contentious part of the 80-day session, with politicians from the state's western oil producing counties clamoring for more money to build roads, schools and other infrastructure projects. ...


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Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers search the site of a shooting in the Bronx borough of New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said. The officers' injuries were not life-threatening, and they were in stable condition, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference. The incident follows the fatal shooting of two uniformed officers in Brooklyn as they sat in their squad car just days before Christmas by a gunman who had made threats against police on social media. ...


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Rocket problem postpones SpaceX launch to space station

SPACE-STATION/SPACEXCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery of groceries and overdue Christmas presents.


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Meet the new Congress

Republican Mia LoveIt's younger and more female, but still mainly lawyers and career politicians.


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Meet the new Congress

Republican Mia LoveIt's younger and more female, but still mainly lawyers and career politicians.


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2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two New York City police officers are in critical but stable condition at a hospital after being shot and wounded while responding to a robbery in the Bronx.

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The continuing mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501

A U.S. Navy helicopter approaches to land following their search operation for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The search operation for AirAsia Flight 8501 will spread slightly eastward on Tuesday as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia's rescue agency said. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, halfway into a Dec. 28 flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Dozens of bodies have been recovered, and search teams have detected what is believed to be the plane's wreckage, but many questions remain unanswered. Here are some of them:


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