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Seismic oil searches worry sea-life watchers

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. -- The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint likely energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

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Appeals court backs gay marriage

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Ukrainian coal miners help search the area Friday near the village of Rozsypne in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner went down Thursday.

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