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President Obama spoke Tuesday in the Rose Garden of the White House. He was flanked by the co-chairmen of the BP Oil Spill Commission, former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly (left) and former Florida Sen. Bob Graham.
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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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