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On April 21, Coast Guard fireboats battled the blaze at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Gulf Oil Spill: Containment And Clean Up

Giant Oil Plume Found Below Surface Of Gulf

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Giant Oil Plume Found Below Surface Of Gulf

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A loggerhead turtle was found oiled in the Gulf waters. It was cleaned on-site, then sent to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., for rehabilitation and monitoring. Christopher Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Gulf Oil Spill: Containment And Clean Up

'Virtual Shellfish' Aid In Studying Oil's Effects

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'Virtual Shellfish' Aid In Studying Oil's Effects

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A farmer waits for food distribution near Dakoro, in northern Niger, in May. U.N. agencies sounded alarms back in November about a growing food crisis in the West African nation, one of the world's poorest. Now more than 8 million people in Niger are in desperate need of aid. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

In Grip Of Drought, Floods, Niger Faces Hunger Crisis

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In Grip Of Drought, Floods, Niger Faces Hunger Crisis

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There's a debate among scientists about whether to immunize boys for HPV. Sanofi Pasteur MSD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Children's Health

Should Boys Also Get Vaccinated For HPV?

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Should Boys Also Get Vaccinated For HPV?

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The Basel Committee meets at the Bank for International Settlements, in Basel, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP hide caption

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Planet Money

The Big Banking Overhaul Most People Haven't Heard Of

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The Big Banking Overhaul Most People Haven't Heard Of

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The Campo Kumeyaay Nation, a desert tribe east of San Diego, currently leases land to the only large-scale renewable power facility on tribal land in the country. Amy Standen/KQED hide caption

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Renewables Race: California's Clean Power Quest

Tribal Lands Struggle To Bring Clean Power Online

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Tribal Lands Struggle To Bring Clean Power Online

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Scott Simon and his daughters Elise (right) and Lina (left) tour a temple in Nancheng, China, not long after Lina's adoption. Courtesy of Scott Simon hide caption

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'Meant For Each Other': Scott Simon's Adoption Story

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