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Idle drilling rigs, lay-offs, and low oil prices should mean less oil production, right? Well, there's more to that story.

Jared Gilmour
David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the CIA.MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
Congress ended the latest crisis over funding the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday after Speaker John A. Boehner switched course, abandoning the GOP's strategy of trying to tack on restrictions to President Barack Obama's immigration plan.Lisa Mascaro
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world on Tuesday to warn against what he considers an ill-advised nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran, culminating a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks.Peter Baker
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within theFerguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials familiar with the report said Tuesday.Eric Tucker
A 6-year-old black Lab named Pepper clung to an ice shelf by his front paws until firefighters were able to pluck him from the DuPage River on a recent weekday morning.Peter Nickeas
Arizona voters took redistricting out of the hands of their state legislators and gave it to an independent commission. But on Monday, Supreme Court justices questioned the constitutionality of that move.Warren Richey
Google+ is subtracting Streams and Photos from its overarching service. Google confirmed the two products will stand alone in future development.Karis Hustad
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
The Wisconsin legislature is moving toward passing a right-to-work law that unions oppose. But the arguments on both sides appear to overstate the impact such laws have.Mark Trumbull