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    Anadarko To Pay BP $4 Billion, Settle Claims Related To Gulf Oil Spill

    This morning's announcement from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. that it is paying BP $4 billion "to settle all of BP's current and future claims" against it related to the April 2010 Gulf oil spill, "ends a long dispute between BP, which operated the well in the gulf, and Anadarko, which owned a 25 percent stake, about accepting responsibility for compensating those affected by one of the worst oil spills ever in the United States," The New York Times writes.

    As the Houston Chronicle's Fuel Fix blog adds, "BP will release its claims against Anadarko for about $6.1 billion of spill related costs to date, as well as to forgo reimbursement for any future costs."

    The Associated Press says that the $4 billion will be part of BP's "$20 billion trust fund, which has paid out $7 billion so far to settle claims from individuals and businesses. Eleven workers were killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off Louisiana on April 20, 2010."

    And the AP adds that "BP is still embroiled in suits and countersuits with Transocean Ltd., operator of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and Halliburton Co., which was responsible for cementing the well. The suits are scheduled to go to trial in New Orleans in February."

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    A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates'

    Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
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    This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

    Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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    Barbershop: Trump's Comments And Latinos

    Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Denise Galvez of Latinas for Trump and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss Donald Trump's week of comments about a former Miss Universe.
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    We May Die, But Our Tweets Can Live Forever

    A new exhibit explores what people leave behind online after they die. BuzzFeed senior writer Doree Shafrir discusses what it was like to attend her own "digital funeral."

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