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A bird covered in oil flaps its wings at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Thursday. More than 9,000 gallons of oil have been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Police officers observe the scene at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, the site of the recent motorcycle gang-related shooting. Jerry Larson/AP hide caption

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In an image from Senate video, presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon at the start of an almost 11-hour speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act. AP hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Barclays, Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Scotland will pay billions in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. The bank UBS AG (not pictured) has also agreed to plead guilty. Lefteris Pitarakis/Nick Ut/Kathy Willens/Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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