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A 'Patchwork' Tour Of New Orleans With Anders Osborne

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Anxiety Runs High Among Gulf Coast Fishermen

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The brown pelican, which completely disappeared from Louisiana by the 1960s largely because of DDT, was listed as an endangered species — but then young pelicans were transplanted from Florida and the species gradually recovered. Now environmentalists are worried that the oil spill may reach the the Breton National Wildlife Refuge where brown pelicans nest. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Mose Allison: Train, Babe, Brain

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Whale Kills Trainer At SeaWorld

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Half-Pipe Routine Highlights Dangers At Games

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Switzerland's Defago Wins Downhill Gold

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Marines Continue Afghan Offensive

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Forces Launch Operation In Afghanistan

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Offensive Launched Against Taliban Stronghold

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Protesters Prepare For Vancouver Games

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Luge Competitor Dies Ahead Of Olympic Games

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