This satellite image taken Thursday shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the shoreline, threatening wildlife along Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes. NASA/AP hide caption

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Laura Pollan (center), leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, is surrounded by government supporters after Sunday Mass in Havana on April 25. Javier Galeano/AP hide caption

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, annual debt payments — currently about $200 billion — are set to skyrocket. CBO estimates that interest payments on the federal debt will total $916 billion by the year 2020. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A merchant in Delhi offers a ledger book used to track pay for government employees. David Kestenbaum/NPR hide caption

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A counter-demonstrator squares off with immigrant rights supporters during a protest outside Wrigley Field before the start of the Cubs game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday in Chicago. Dozens of people demonstrated outside the park calling for a boycott of the series to protest the passage of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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