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Suit against BP over ‘unlawful’ release of toxic chemicals

Read the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against BP.

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  Next week’s news: WeekyLeaks edition

In light of this week’s big news — the release of thousands of pages of confidential military documents on the war in Afghanistan — Andy has decided to leak a few secrets of his own.

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  Gulf update: The toll on Grand Isle

Need to Know follows up on a previous report and travels to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to see how residents there are coping with the Gulf oil spill, more than 100 days after it began.

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  Need to Know, July 9, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Women in the military’s elite bomb squad. Special courts for veterans. And BP’s “other” disaster in the Gulf. Plus: A special summer movie edition of Next Week’s News.

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  A conversation with a pro-drilling environmentalist

Amanda Little describes her personal experience on an off-shore oil rig and her optimistic belief that American ingenuity can solve our energy problems.

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BP’s other disaster

Alison Stewart speaks with Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, about a previous, and not widely reported, accident at BP’s troubled refinery in Texas City.

BP statements on its troubled refinery in Texas City

BP responds to ProPublica’s reporting on the spewing of toxins from its refinery in Texas City, two weeks before the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Driven to abstraction: Why Obama’s words are not reaching us

When Obama compares the oil spill to 9/11, his words zoom right past the part of our brains that need him most. “The Invisible Gorilla” authors explain.

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  Need to Know, July 2, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Russian spies? A gathering of big thinkers on the oil spill and our energy future. And the quest for female Viagra.

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