This satellite image taken Thursday shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the shoreline, threatening wildlife along Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes.
Veterinarian Diane Febles (left) and her assistant, Tracey McKnight, of Veterinary Equine Dentistry work on a horse in Henry County, Ga. The silver speculum keeps the horse's mouth open and prevents the animal from biting Febles' fingers.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, annual debt payments — currently about $200 billion — are set to skyrocket. CBO estimates that interest payments on the federal debt will total $916 billion by the year 2020.
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