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More small earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area

SPARKS — Another small earthquake was reported in the Oklahoma City area, the sixth since Thursday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.2-magnitude quake struck just before 6 a.m. Sunday about 27 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says no damage was reported.

A 3.7-magnitude quake near Prague on Thursday began the weekend’s temblors. On Saturday, a 2.4-magnitude tremor was recorded at about 7 a.m. about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and three more were recorded Friday. Earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 to 3.0 are the smallest that humans generally feel.

A 5.6-magnitude quake, the strongest ever recorded in Oklahoma, shook the state Nov. 5. That quake damaged dozens of homes, buckled a highway and caused other damage.


City forces showdown with Occupy Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Members of the Occupy movement in Philadelphia say they expect some civil disobedience if protesters are forced to dismantle their encampment downtown.

Mayor Michael A. Nutter set a deadline of 5 p.m. Sunday for demonstrators to remove their belongings. Some have agreed, but not all. The city has not said what will happen if the protesters do not move.

Diane Ackerman, a member of the group’s legal collective, said the movement will remain strong regardless of what happens. Occupy Philadelphia has been largely peaceful since it began. Despite a few dozen arrests, there have been no violent confrontations with police like elsewhere.

Philadelphia’s eviction notice is unique in that protesters are being asked to move to make way for a construction project.


U.S. student details night of arrest in Egypt

An American student arrested with two others during protests in Cairo said they were threatened with guns, hit and forced to lie for hours in a near fetal position in the dark with their hands behind their backs.

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