Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., took in many animals that were displaced or oiled by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Above, a Kemp's ridley turtle recovers in a tank at Mote.
President Obama, shown here in 2008 in New Hampshire, vowed he wouldn't raise taxes for families earning less than $250,000. Keeping the campaign promise would add billions to the deficit every year.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi (right) and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome on Aug. 30. Gadhafi and Berlusconi marked a friendship treaty between their two countries amid increasing criticism over Gadhafi's exhortation to Italians to convert to Islam and Libya's prominent role in the Italian economy.
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The University of Michigan leadership committed this summer to seek LEED certification for every new construction project of at least $10 million. The new Ross School of Business building is full of environmentally friendly technology.
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