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ROME (AP) — Three strong earthquakes shook central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, striking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of snow for days.
The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study. ...
Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Snowden's residence permit has been extended "until 2020," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told AFP. Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena confirmed to RIA Novosti state news agency that the Russian immigration service in early January extended Snowden's permit by three years, while he has already spent more than three years in the country.