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BP tries to put positive spin on negative report with ‘Orwellian tweet’

Energy giant BP tried Wednesday to put a positive spin on a new report that highlights the devastating impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill using their official Twitter account. “Annual #Beach Water Report released today includes info on improved conditions since #BP #oilspill,” the company tweeted. But the report by…

Parachuting donkey shocks Russian beachgoers

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian beachgoers got a shock when they saw a donkey soaring in the blue skies over the balmy beaches on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia last week, police said on Tuesday. Attached to a parachute, the animal screamed in fear as it circled over heads…

Storms trash Calif. beaches, bring snow to AZ, NM

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Many in California and Arizona are in clean-up mode after a stormy week. Hundreds of residents who evacuated from communities in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills north of Los Angeles have returned home to assess the damage. Despite widespread fears about mudslides, there have been no…

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