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Miners pack up and leave after a long days work at the Skochinski coal mine on April 3, 2001 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Modern Donetsk is one of the largest metallurgical centers of Ukraine.

God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been the center of a standoff since Sunday, with demonstrators pleading for the city to join Russia, while government leaders insist it will remain part of Ukraine.

In the midst of this tug-of-war, there's a third country that may have a claim on the city — though admittedly, a much looser one.

"God Save The Queen" isn't just the British national anthem, it's also the name of a campaign to bring Donetsk under the sheltering wing of Her Majesty's United Kingdom.

(You read that correctly: the UK. Stay with us here.)

This nighttime NASA satellite image from 2012 shows lights from drilling sites and natural gas flaring along the Eagle Ford Shale.

Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

South Texas is in the midst of a massive oil boom. In just a few years, it's totally transformed once-sleepy communities along a crescent swoosh known as the Eagle Ford Shale formation and has brought unexpected prosperity — along with a host of new concerns.

Among the towns drastically changed by the drilling is Cotulla. It's southwest of San Antonio, about 70 miles up from the Mexico border. The area is called brush country — flat, dry ranchland, scrubby with mesquite and parched by drought.

Utah Gay Marriage Gets Hearing In Appeals Court

Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

Out Of Delhi, A Potential Sea Change For India Election

Austin Hosts Presidents Past And Present To Honor Civil Rights

Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote

The phrase Boston Strong sprang up after last year's marathon bombings and is now ubiquitous around town. But some wonder if the commercialization of the slogan also trivializes the tragedy.

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

The phrase Boston Strong emerged almost immediately after last year's marathon bombings as an unofficial motto of a city responding to tragedy. But now some are wondering whether the slogan is being overused.

The words are everywhere: Boston Strong is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else).

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, last Wednesday.

GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

General Motors said on Thursday it will take a charge of $1.3 billion in the first quarter to cover its recall of more than 2 million vehicles, primarily for ignition switch problems.

The announcement comes on the same day that the Detroit automaker said it would need to make additional fixes to the ignition switch mechanism on some of the 2.2 million cars it has already recalled. GM also said it was suspending two engineers with pay in a disciplinary move related to the problem.

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