A worker leaves the beach as storm clouds approach Sunday in Grand Isle, La. With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and long-shot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.
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U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle attends the opening of the exhibition devoted to his father, Joseph R. Beyrle, seen in photo at right, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 18. The exhibit is currently in Moscow.
New research finds that socializing kids to drink at the family table -- often referred to as the "European drinking model" -- doesn't necessarily translate to more responsible drinking patterns.
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South Sudanese women carry cans filled with water on their heads at Terekeka, north of Juba. Many southerners say they plan to vote for independence next year.
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