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Texas Rushes to Contain Oil Spill in Key Bird Habitat

Houston Ship Channel is closed for cleanup

(Newser) - A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay yesterday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching. Booms were brought in to try to contain... More »

Parents Face Capital Murder Charges in Baby Grace Case

Death penalty looms for Texas pair

(Newser) - A grand jury took just three minutes to decide to bring capital murder charges against a Texas couple in the death of their 2-year-old daughter, the Houston Chronicle reports. The child's mother has admitted that the child, dubbed Baby Grace, died after she and her husband beat the little girl.... More »

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