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Underneath all this oily gunk is a little bird known as a laughing gull. It was rescued Thursday from a beach on East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A Little Bird Mired In Oil Illuminates A Big Problem

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A Palestinian boy sits next to bags of flour at a United Nations food aid distribution center in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City in January. More than half the population relies on food aid after Israel's three-year blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, according to the U.N. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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As World Focuses On Gaza, Grim Lives Go On

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John Grisham is the author of 24 books, including The Firm and The Pelican Brief. The legal thriller Theodore Boone is his first children's book. Bob Krasner hide caption

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John Grisham Tackles Writing Suspense For Kids

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The MMT Observatory is home to the largest single-mirror telescope in North America, and engineer Michael Alegria is one of a handful of operators trained to use it. Howard Lester/MMT Observatory hide caption

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Seeing Stars: A Telescope Operator's Night

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A cluster of Bill Halter and Blanche Lincoln campaign signs at an intersection in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Lincoln Urges Ark. Voters Not To Run Her Off

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Ayelet Waldman is an essayist, author, and mother of four. Stephanie Rausser hide caption

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Three Books For A More Honest View Of Mother

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The 'Crude' Crew: Filmmaker Joe Berlinger (far right) poses with his documentary film crew. Chevron wants Berlinger to turn over hundreds of hours of raw footage -- film that Berlinger argues is protected by journalistic privilege. Helen J. Fairclough/Radical Media hide caption

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A 'Crude' Awakening: Chevron Vs. The Documentarian

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Obama Gulf

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