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Theory guiding Flight 370 hunt running out of sea to search

SYDNEY, Australia As the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370 approaches, the situation would seem decidedly grim. The underwater hunt of a punishing patch of ocean that has trudged along since late 2014 has thus far come up empty, the stretch of water left to search is narrowing and skepticism of whether crews are looking in the right place continues to grow.

A plan for Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine has passed a major milestone

MINNEAPOLIS A plan for Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine passed a major milestone Thursday with the Department of Natural Resources approving the project’s final environmental review, meaning the company can now start pursuing the long list of permits it needs to move forward.

World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

BRUSSELS Following Donald Trump’s breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America’s next president—a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.