Patrick Roy's company, Coastal Rental Equipment, used to rent these large pumps to offshore divers who work for oil and natural gas drillers. After the BP oil spill, when the government introduced a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the Patterson, La., business suffered losses and eventually shut down. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Business

As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill, but won't pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

Barbara Bush helps a nun to fit on a hearing device during a 2012 event in Gulu, Uganda. She says was interested in architecture as a college student but became a global health activist after visiting East Africa with her parents. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Goats and Soda

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., is this year's winner of the prestigious World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, hosted by the Livestock Marketing Association. Morgan Leigh Meisenheimer/LMA hide caption

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My Big Break

Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

This hangout spot in East Baltimore — like the rest of the city's outdoor spaces — now comes with a police-enforced nighttime age limit. Children under 14 must be indoors by 9 p.m. each night, all year long. Kids age 14-16 can stay out a little later, until 10 p.m. on school nights and 11 p.m. on other nights. Courtesy of Brian O'Doherty hide caption

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Around the Nation

For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.

Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday after China's National People's Congress denied open elections for the next chief executive. Many in Hong Kong feel their freedoms are eroding under mainland political pressure. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

China Denies Open Elections In Hong Kong

China's legislature is limiting reforms in the region, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future.

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