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U.S. Conferred With Iran Before Iraq Invasion, Book Says

WASHINGTON — Senior American officials held confidential talks with Iran about Iraq’s future in advance of the United States-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, and secured a promise that the Iranian military would not fire at United States warplanes that strayed into Iranian airspace, according to a new book by ...

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AMC Deal for Carmike Would Create Biggest U.S. Theater Chain

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and MICHAEL CIEPLY March 3, 2016 In a significant consolidation of movie theater holdings, AMC Entertainment will acquire Carmike Cinemas for about $ 737 million in cash, forming the country’s largest chain with more than 600 theaters, the companies said on Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, AMC will pay ...

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California blowout led to largest U.S. methane release ever

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was sealed on Feb. 11, according to the first study of the accident published today in the journal Science. The results confirm that Aliso ...

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