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Back in September, when oil was still selling for close to $100 a barrel, North Sea energy reserves were the big prize at stake in Scotland’s referendum on whether to secede from Britain.

Stanley Reed
Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran statesman who served in the governments of both of Tunisia’s former dictators, celebrated his expected victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff as three exit polls showed him in the lead. His rival, the interim president Moncef Marzouki, did not concede defeat.Carlotta Gall
David Needham thought he would need to buy a car when he moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul from San Francisco in February 2013, but was pleasantly surprised to find that his adopted city has an extended transit system that meets all of his business and social needs, allowing him and his family to remain car-free.Jon Hurdle
The two officers lived at opposite ends of Brooklyn, one in Gravesend and one in Cypress Hills. They were stationed in another neighborhood, in Brooklyn Heights, and died in yet another.Michael Wilson and Michael Schwirtz
After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil giant BP had to cut its worldwide portfolio significantly by selling off $43 billion in assets. Now, unexpectedly, the company finds itself in a more favorable position to weather a bear oil market than some competitors.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Houston Chronicle
Two families show how Banda Aceh has defied a disaster, a decade later.Simon Montlake
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece, seeking to rally lawmakers behind the government’s candidate for president in a critical vote that could throw the country into new financial turmoil, offered on Sunday to set a date for early general elections toward the end of next year.Niki Kitsantonis
In an unusual competition in California, proposals for energy storage systems beat out hundreds of bids to construct new power plants as a way to meet peak power needs.Matthew L. Wald
While the Arctic in 2014 continued its long-term warming, much of the rest of the world was struck by wacky and extreme weather, and studies are underway to determine whether the trends are related, said scientists who released an annual report on the Arctic on Wednesday. Yereth Rosen
For Marco Rubio and his leadership political action committee, a lot of money comes in. But when it comes to supporting his fellow candidates, not a lot goes out.Chris Adams

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