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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg in Washington. (AP)

The deadline for emergency short-term claims from the Gulf Coast oil disaster has come and gone and now residents and businesses will have to decide whether to accept lump sum payments in exchange for giving up their right to sue BP.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
An elderly man watches the testing of a high speed train in front of his house in Xinping, in Chinas Shaanxi province, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. The new CRH high speed train, which arrived in Baoji from Xian,  can run at speeds as high as 200 kilometers per hour. The testing is part of an effort to improve the country's rail network and reduce traveling times.  (AP)

Arizonans Grapple With Judge’s Decision Striking Down Much Of New Immigration Law, China Moves Fast To Cover Country With High Speed Rail, Louisiana Activist Calls For Cutting Oil Dependence, Two Sisters Navigate Love, Historic Cookbooks And The Dot-Com Boom And Bust

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Monday, July 26, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke at a news conference at the Frontline Club in central London.

A Closer Look At Wikileaks, Schools or Guns? Co-author of “Three Cups of Tea” Weighs in on What to do in Afghanistan, West Ratchets Up Pressure On Iran, But Do Sanctions Work?, How To Prevent The Next Oil Disaster, Singer-Songwriter Marc Cohn Puts A New Spin On 1970′s Hits

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Friday, July 23, 2010
From left to right: Mr. Pierogi and Ms. Paczki. (Pierogifest.net)

Tropical Storm Bearing Down On Gulf Hampers Efforts To Seal BP Well, BP Disaster Takes Toll On Mental Health, A Summer Fest Honors The Pierogi, Russian Tourists Head To Cuba, ‘Mad Men’ Captures 1960′s Look, But Not Always Language

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Monday, July 19, 2010
The first group of hatchlings from endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle eggs brought from beaches along the Gulf Coast being released into the Atlantic Ocean off NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/NASA)

Government Agrees To Keep Cap Shut Despite Leakage, Hardwick, Vermont Writes Blueprint For Local Food Movement, Saving Sea Turtle Eggs From The Gulf Oil, From 1965 Quota Ban To Arizona’s New Law: How State Power Intersects With Immigration Policy, Singer’s Search For Birth Mother Inspires New Album

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Friday, July 16, 2010
Babe Ruth and his family celebrate his 40th birthday at their home in New York, Feb. 6, 1934.  The family is shown around the piano singing "Happy Birthday," from left to right:  daughter Dorothy, wife Claire, the Babe, and at the piano is daughter Julia.  (AP Photo)

BP’s Cap Stops Oil Flow, For Now, The Story Of One Woman’s Recovery In The Aftermath Of Domestic Violence, Lawyers Prepare To Defend Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Africa Looks Ahead After the World Cup, Underwater Discovery Made In Search For Babe Ruth’s Piano

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
In a photo made from video released by BP PLC, oil emerges from a cap placed on the broken wellhead at the former site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig Tuesday morning July13, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in the Gulf of Mexico.  After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well, BP prepared Tuesday to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months.  (AP)

BP Begins Testing “Great Big Faucet” on Gushing Well, A Terrorism Expert Explores Her Own Rape, Missing Iranian Scientist Takes Refuge In Washington, Only Children: Spoiled Imps Or Self-Assured Successes?, Bring A Classic To The Beach?

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Russian arms control researcher Igor Sutyagin stands behind bars as he's sentenced to prison in 2004 in a Moscow courtroom. (AP)

Russia And U.S. Reportedly Begin Prisoner Swap, From Offers For Teeth Whitening Products, To Garage Repairs: Scams Flourish On The Internet, Where Is The Waste Going?, Scientists Worry About Methane Bubble Forming In Gulf, Not your ‘Twilight’ Vampires

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A dead sea turtle lays on the sand off the beach in Bay Saint Louis, Miss., Monday, May 3, 2010. Dead marine wildlife has been has been seen in more abundance on the Mississippi gulf coast since the gulf oil spill began. (AP)

To Sue or Not To Sue: Gulf Coast Businesses Hurt By The Oil Disaster Weigh Options, From Wall Street To The Oil Gusher: What Would Libertarians Do?, Designer Recommends Retro Swimsuits For Men With ‘Spaghetini Legs’ Or Overhanging Bellies, Wildlife Rescuers Work With Clean-Up Crews To Make Sure Animals Are Protected,

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Friday, June 25, 2010
Slovakia's Marek Hamsik, top left, and Slovakia's Miroslav Stoch, right, celebrate with team members after winning the World Cup group F soccer match between Slovakia and Italy at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (AP)

Financial Overhaul Finalized After Overnight Session, The BP Oil Disaster And Its Causes Foreshadow Things To Come, World Cup: On To The Knockout Round, Father Criticizes Army Over Investigation Into Son’s Death In Afghanistan

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France's Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, pool)

Oil Inundates Florida Beaches, Change In Afghan War Leadership Exposes Strategy Divisions, Condoms Made Available To All Children In Provincetown, Ma. Schools, American John Isner Prevails In Longest Tennis Match In History, A Winter Film For Summer Makes Waves At Sundance

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan in May. (AP)

General Stanley McChrystal Called To The White House Over Comments Criticizing Obama Administration, Boston Program Sets National Example For Helping Homeowners In Foreclosure, BP Enlists Washington Heavyweights In PR Offensive, Oliver Stone Documentary Paints Rosy Image Of Hugo Chavez, Cowboy Junkies Look To China

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Monday, June 21, 2010
BP Wellsite Leader Mickey Fruge stands on the deck of the Development Driller II, which is drilling a relief well at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana Saturday, June 19, 2010. (AP)

Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Up For Debate in Federal Court Today, Filmmaker Uncovers Environmental Dangers In Natural Gas Drilling Technique, Nebraska Town Votes On Whether To Ban Hiring, Renting To Illegal Immigrants, Aids Activist Calls For Focus On Health Of HIV-Positive Mothers To Help Kids, Vermont Rockers Explore Roots

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Friday, June 18, 2010
The oil damaged shoreline in the Northern reaches of Barataria Bay is seen as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's tours oil damage in Barataria Bay, La., Thursday, June 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A Look At The Week In Oil: Oval Office Address, Escrow Fund, BP Hearings, Federal Response To Oil Gusher Marred By Disagreement, Indecision, Controversy Hangs Over Unknown South Carolina Senate Nominee, Lakers Celebrate 16th Title, Celtics Bemoan Missed Opportunity, Haitian-American Violinist Moves Beyond Classical To Lady Gaga

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 17, 2010, before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on "the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and oil spill.  (AP)

Lawmakers Demand Answers From BP CEO Tony Hayward, Understanding Grids: How Does Electricity Get From Power Plants To Home Outlets?, Sports Wrap: World Cup And NBA Finals, BP Repeatedly Stumbles Over Its Words, Last Words Of The Executed

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
President Barack Obama said in his Oval Office address that the nation will continue to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for "as long as it takes." (AP)

La. Congressman Asks: ‘Does Gulf Coast Have A Future?’, The Oysterman’s Plea: ‘Give Me a Golden Parachute’, West Philly Students Build 100 MPG Car, New Bloody Sunday Report Faults British Soldiers, As World Cup Kicks Along, ‘Kindie’ Music Thrills Kids And Parents

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tourists watch as Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP)

Oil Executives Testify On BP Disaster, Clean-up Continues, Businesses Say BP Dragging Its Feet On Claims, La. Companies Say Offshore Drilling Ban Will Have Widespread Economic Impact, Ethnic Violence Boils Over In Kyrgyzstan, Channeling One’s Inner Wisenheimer

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Monday, June 14, 2010
An oil slick is near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill contrasts with the water in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, June 13, 2010. Oil continues to flow from the wellhead some 5,000 feet below the surface.  (AP)

President Obama Tours Gulf Coast, Pressures BP On Victims’ Fund, Journalist Sebastian Junger Reflects On How Combat In Afghanistan Affects Soldiers, Sports Wrap: Fans Cheer Celtics; Some Jeer Vuvuzelas, Watching The Campaign Finance Playbook Change, A Lesson in Educated Guessing

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
In this photo provided by Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, the house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror" is shown Thursday, May 20, 2010 in Amityville, N.Y.. The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial went on the market Monday, May 24, 2010 for $1.15 million. (AP/Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, Kevin J Wohles)

Alabama Town Doesn’t Wait For Government To Hold Back Oil, Environmental Journalist Julia Whitty Fears ‘Doomed Ecosystem’ In Gulf, A Warning To World Cup Fans: Don’t Feed The Baboons, Author David Ropeik Asks Whether Our Fears Make Sense, And You Thought Selling Your House Was Hard

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Friday, June 4, 2010
A Brown Pelican sits on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oil Inundates Louisiana Wildlife; Begins Hitting Florida, Writer Examines History Of Whiteness From Emerson To Glenn Beck, Israel Signals Flexibility, Prohibits Next Aid Shipment To Gaza, A High School Senior Just Says No to ‘Daggering’, After Artist’s Suicide, Fans Pay Tribute At Dog Park He Created

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