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Eddie Forsythe (left) and Don Rorabough dump a box of blue crabs onto a sorting table at B.K. Seafood in Yscloskey, La., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Commercial and recreational fishing, with some restrictions, has started up again in southeast Louisiana in areas that were closed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP Photo/Chuck Cook)

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In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 4:41 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, the new 75-ton cap sits atop the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a significant step toward stopping the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP said Wednesday that mud that was forced down its blown-out well was holding back the flow of crude in the Gulf of Mexico and it was in a "static condition." (AP Photo/BP PLC)

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FILE - This May 20, 2008 file photo shows Wyclef Jean speaking during a news conference in New York. The former head of Haiti's Chamber of Deputies says singer Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of a nation struggling to recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake, Aug. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

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HARPERCOLLINS Sarah Palin gets a bad rap because "she is everything that her critics are not, and as a result, they attack."

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Flood-stricken Pakistanis wait outside a relief center to get food supply on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Relief work for some 3.2 million people has been delayed by swamped roads, washed-out bridges and downed communication lines, and survivors have complained about government inaction. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, speaks at a press conference held to address the reopening of commercial fishing areas along the Louisiana coast behind a chest of shrimp caught this morning in Dixon Bay in Venice, La., Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Standing behind Jindal are St. Bernard Parish president Craig Taffaro, left, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham and Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this photo taken July 9, 2010, Serge Latour, left and Jack Rudloe, right, examine some of the gulf life from the collectors at the docks of the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, Fla. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Jack Rudloe is working on a "Noah's Ark" project at the facility to protect the species in the gulf effected by the oil. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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In this photo taken July 9, 2010, Jack Rudloe holds a Kemp's Ridley, claimed to be the most endangered sea turtle, at his Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, Fla. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Rudloe is working on a "Noah's Ark" project to protect the species in the gulf effected by the oil. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface _ part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare. When particles from the eruption reach Earth on the evening of Aug. 3-4, they may trigger a brilliant auroral display known as the Northern Lights. (AP Photo/NASA)

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A woman washes clothes in floodwaters at her collapsed house in Camp Karoona village near Nowshera, Pakistan, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Pakistan's impoverished northwest has been wracked by the worst floods in the country's history, a disaster that has claimed some 1,100 lives, wiped out whole villages and left families clinging to the tops of collapsed houses in the hope of being rescued. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Little flood survivors sit in a makeshift tent set up on the mid section of a main highway in Kamp Koroona village near Nowshera, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save people trapped by the floodwaters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the dead. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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People carry their belongings to shift them to higher place through floodwater caused by heavy monsoon rains in Kamp Koroona village near Nowshera, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Pakistan's impoverished northwest has been wracked by the worst floods in the country's history, a disaster that has claimed some 1,100 lives, wiped out whole villages and left families clinging to the tops of collapsed houses in the hope of being rescued. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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FILE - This Feb. 19. 2010 file photo provided by NASA shows the International Space Station with Earth's horizon as a backdrop. Several power systems have been shut down aboard the International Space Station after a cooling system malfunctioned. NASA says in a posting on its website that one of two cooling loops aboard the space station was shut down Saturday, July 31, 2010. A module that pumps ammonia coolant to prevent equipment from overheating was still shut down early Sunday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

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Mr. Sagbo speaks to constituents in his district. He promises to revive the impoverished, garbage-strewn town where he has lived for 21 years and raised a family. His plans include reducing rampant drug addiction, cleaning up a polluted lake and delivering heating to homes.

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** FILE ** Earth's horizon is a backdrop for the International Space Station, photographed in February 2010. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

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An oil containment boom is laid out in the waters of Treasure Pass near Yscloskey, La., on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Onshore, BP, Halliburton and Transocean are engaging in a billion-dollar blame game over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. At sea, they're depending on one another finally to plug the environmental disaster. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

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A woman sits outside her house flooded by heavy monsoon rains in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, July 30, 2010. Boats and helicopters struggled to reach hundreds of thousands of villagers cut off by floods in northwest Pakistan on Friday as the government said it was the deadliest such disaster to hit the region since 1929. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Workers remove boom from Mobile Bay south of Fowl River, Ala., Friday, July 30, 2010. Boom is being removed in preparation for the height of hurricane season. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell)

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Workers remove boom from Mobile Bay south of Fowl River, Ala., Friday, July 30, 2010. Boom is being removed in preparation for the height of hurricane season. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell)

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Graphic shows counties in eight southern states involved in the federal Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative;