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In North Dakota, an oil boomtown doesn't want to go bust

People loved to leave this town. Kids grew up and got out. Take me to Minot, they would say. To Fargo or Bismarck. Anywhere but this emptiness. Then the boom began and the world came to them. Young men arrived by the thousands seeking their fortunes in the Bakken formation, an abundant source of...


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Marco Rubio becomes the main target of GOP rivals trying to block his rise

With the New Hampshire primary poised to cut down the Republican field, candidates are sharpening their knives in a desperate bid for survival that on Thursday resembled a group attack on Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman senator from Florida. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, has been telling crowds that...