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Gulf Coast Residents Unsure If Claims Are Taxed

Updated: 06/22/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – Out-of-work Gulf Coast shrimper Todd Pellegal spent his first $2,500 check from BP quickly, paying off bills and buying groceries for his family. He never stopped to think if his check from BP was taxable!

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White House Summons US General to Explain Himself

Posted: 06/22/2010 - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and his colleagues, administration officials said Tuesday.

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Companies Ask Judge to End Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 06/21/2010 - NEW ORLEANS — Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling.

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Documents: BP Estimated 4.2M Gallon in Worst Case

Posted: 06/20/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Newly released internal documents show BP PLC estimated up to 4.2 million gallons of oil a day could gush from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico if all equipment restricting the flow was removed and company models were wrong.

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Gates Says Afghanistan a 'Tough Pull,' But Improving

Posted: 06/20/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the spike in U.S. casualties in Afghanistan was expected and that people are too quick to say the war is going badly.

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San Antonio Resident-Harvard Student Won't Be Deported

Posted: 06/19/2010 - BOSTON – An undocumented Harvard University student is no longer facing deportation to Mexico after being detained nearly two weeks ago by immigration authorities at a San Antonio, Texas airport, officials said.

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Suspected U.S. Missile Attacks Kills 13 In Pakistan

Updated: 06/21/2010 - MIR ALI, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. missile strike killed 13 people Saturday in a Pakistani tribal region where several militant outfits plot attacks on Western troops across the border in Afghanistan, officials said.

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U.S. Rep Barton Ducks & Covers After Thursday's Remarks

Updated: 06/19/2010 - WASHINGTON — The day after Rep. Joe Barton became a household name — and a source of ridicule for late night comics — by first apologizing to BP and then retracting his apology, the Texas Republican appeared to go underground.

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Barton Apologizes to BP for "Shakedown", Later Retracts

Updated: 06/18/2010 - The Texas Republican from Arlington apologized Thursday for apologizing earlier in the day to the chief of the British company that befouled the Gulf of Mexico with a massive oil spill.

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BP Oil Exec Accused of 'Kicking Can Down the Road'

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Chastened by heavy criticism, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward insisted Thursday he was "devastated with this accident" in the Gulf of Mexico and denied shunning tough questions from Congress on the nation's worst oil spill.

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Media Access Denied to Worst Oil Disaster in U.S. History

Updated: 06/16/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Journalists covering the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been yelled at, kicked off public beaches and islands and threatened with arrest in the nearly three weeks since the government promised improved media access.

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Sources: BP Agrees to $20B Fund for Spill Victims

Updated: 06/16/2010 - WASHINGTON – BP will set aside $20 billion to pay the victims of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, senior administration officials said Wednesday, a move made under pressure by the White House as the company copes with causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

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Exxon-Mobil CEO: Spill Shouldn't Have Happened

Updated: 06/15/2010 - The chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. is telling Congress that the Gulf oil spill wouldn't have happened if BP had properly designed its deepwater well, followed procedures, trained its employees and conducted adequate tests.

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Obama Tours Pensacola Beach

Updated: 06/15/2010 - (AP) PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is visiting Florida's Pensacola Beach on the second day of a tour of Gulf states affected by the massive BP oil spill.

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Starbucks to Offer Free WiFi July 1

Updated: 06/14/2010 - In a race to keep up with other companies like It's A Grind and McDonalds, Starbucks is finally going to offer their WiFi for free.

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19th Body Found, One Still Missing in Arkansas Flooding

Posted: 06/13/2010 - LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - State police say the death toll from a flash flood that tore through an Arkansas campground has reached 19 and searchers are looking for just one more missing person.

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Officials Optimistic Over Utah Oil Leak Repair

Posted: 06/13/2010 - SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Emergency workers say they think they've stopped a 21,000 gallon oil leak from reaching Utah's environmentally sensitive Great Salt Lake.

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At Least Six Young Kids Killed in Arkansas Flooding

Posted: 06/12/2010 - At least six children age 7 years old and younger are among the 17 people confirmed killed in devastating flash floods that swept through a popular Arkansas campground.

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