Gulf Oil Spill Gets Worse; Cape Wind Farm Approved: Today's Headlines

Suzanne Murray

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Got your coffee? Here's the news.

The Coast Guard set fire to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by a sunken oil rig in an attempt to limit damage to coastal areas. Experts estimate 5,000 barrels a day are spilling into the water -- Washington Post

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is set to announce he'll run as an Independent in the November congressional election. -- Reuters

US Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar approved the nation's first offshore wind farm yesterday. Cape Wind will be constructed off the coast of Cape Cod.  -- Boston Globe

Women with tans in Iran will be arrested for violating Islamic law. -- Fox News

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tries to put "bigotgate" behind him. Yesterday, Brown complained about a grandmother who asked him questions about immigration, calling her a "bigoted woman" while his microphone was still on. -- Times Online


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