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Cinco de Mayo upsurge in heart of Texas

If the size of Mexican holidays can be measured by what happened in this suburb of Dallas on April 30, then we are going to see some real upsurge!

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Mock border wall separates campus at the University of Arizona

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Arizona are now finding how inconvenient and inhumane it is to have a wall separating human beings from one another.

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Oil still a problem in the Gulf, scientists warn

The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.

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Cover-ups and 'cost-savings' ooze from BP records

Louisiana union leaders, environmentalists and others are saying that the disparity between what BP told government regulators in March and what it has actually been able to do results from a willfully misleading manipulation of numbers by the company.

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Pressure mounts on BP to pay claims and curb gusher

President Obama is back in the Gulf of Mexico for a two-day tour followed by a national prime-time TV address Tuesday, June 15, on the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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Oil plumes spreading under Gulf “like ash from a volcano”

Government officials confirmed today that oil as far as 3,300 feet below the surface is traveling in clouds through large areas of the subsea Gulf of Mexico. At a news briefing, Jane Lubchenko, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the subsea oil was found 42 miles northeast of the well site and also 142 miles to the southeast.

 

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Outrage spurs BP boycott

Outraged at the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, a movement to boycott BP is growing across the country.

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Exxon Valdez survivors and Gulf residents fight the same battle

They may be four thousand miles apart but the people in this region are joining a battle taken up more than 20 years ago by the residents of Cordova, a small Alaskan fishing village.

Oil spill could surge, lawmaker warns

Oil gushing from the BP well off the coast of Louisiana could surge to 60,000 barrels a day if the company's plan to cap it with a four-story metal container fails, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said Wednesday after he met with oil industry executives.

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N.M. teachers challenge corporate tax loopholes

Teachers, students and allies tell New Mexico lawmakers 'no cuts' to education.

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