Today's Takeaways: Energy, Education, Romance, and a Ban on Dancing

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Georgia Power's coal-fired steam-turbine electric generating Plant Bowen in Euharlee, Georgia, about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta is seen from a commercial airliner on September 12, 2009. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty)

Oklahoma Pushes Back Against EPA Emissions Regulations | Federal Science Standards Spark Controversy in Wyoming Education | Boko Haram's Terrorism Takes Toll on Nigerian Economy | Iranian Youth Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' | Students Design High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs | Russia & China Strike Major Multi-Decade Energy Deal | The Rise of Commuter Marriages: Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Oklahoma Pushes Back Against the EPA

Last June, President Obama instructed the EPA to issue new regulations on power plant emissions. But Oklahoma is saying not so fast. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is questioning the EPA's legal authority to impose limits state by state.

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Some States Say No to Teaching Climate Change

Schools are increasingly teaching students about the causes and effects of climate change under new federal guidelines. But Republican states are fighting back.

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Terrorism Takes Toll on Nigerian Economy

Despite all of Nigeria's problems, it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the number one economy in Africa. The rise of its energy business, the media and tech sector, and a popular film industry, has also meant the rise of corruption and the violence of Boko Haram.

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Iranian Youths Arrested for Getting 'Happy'

Iranian authorities are pushing back against a global dance phenomenon. Homemade videos set to the Pharrell Williams song have been recorded in more than 140 countries.

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High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs Could Be on the Way

The high cost of prosthetics is prohibitive for many people who need them. But a team of graduate students found a way to build them on the cheap. 

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Bypassing West, Russia & China Strike Energy Deal

The $400 billion deal comes as Russia is looking for an alternate energy market, with the threat of more sanctions from Europe looming.

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Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep their relationship alive from opposite sides of the country or even the world?

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