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.
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.
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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.
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