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BP pushes feel-good Gulf story in spill aftermath

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NEW ORLEANS – Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered. But BP PLC’s rosy picture of the Gulf seems a bit too rosy for many people who live there, even if the campaign [...]

First responders tell of 9/11 aftereffects

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ISLANDIA, New York – Anthony Yacapino was sitting at home, watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon in 2004 when he felt the first signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. “My heart felt like it was leaping out of my chest. I thought I was dying. It was seriously scary,” he recalls. The retired New York City police [...]