Top national and international stories of 2010
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The BP oil spill
The April 23 explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon set off a massive oil spill that took almost a quarter-year to stop. The spill poured more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico according to one government estimate, making it the biggest oil spill in US history and an unprecedented environmental disaster.
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