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'Juggling act': La. tries to repair oil-stained image

Louisiana's robust tourism industry took a huge hit from the BP oil spill — but now the state is making a marketing push to combat misperceptions. Full story

U.S. may see several hurricane landfalls in 2011: WSI

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will be active with the energy-rich U.S. Gulf Coast facing a significant threat of a hurricane landfall, a leading private weather forecaster predicted on Tuesday. Full story

Gulf gets taste of recovery one year after spill

A year after the worst U.S. offshore oil spill swamped the Gulf coast with petroleum and misery, Louisiana officials on Wednesday declared the hard-hit region reborn. Full story

Oil rig explosion, one year later

   Dr. Michi Kaku and Dr. Vernon Asper talk about the impact of the Gulf Coast spill.

Billy Nungesser: Oil spill recovery 'a juggling act'

   The Plaquemines Parish president and outspoken critic of the government and BP's response to the Gulf oil spill talks about the frustrations Gulf Coast residents are facing in the wake of the disaster.

Emirati official says activist arrests legal

The United Arab Emirates' recent detentions of activists in the Gulf federation were carried out according to the law, said the country's foreign minister Wednesday, without specifying any charges. Full story

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  Should we take Trump's run seriously?

NBC's Savannah Guthrie joins Morning Joe to discuss billionaire and potential 2012 GOP candidate Donald Trump. Trump recently told Guthrie he's pro-life, reversing his earlier pro-choice position. Governor Rick Scott, R-Fla., joins the conversation to discuss the health of the Gulf Coast a year afte

  BP Compensation Fund head talks Gulf claims

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, and Ken Feinberg, the head of the $20 billion BP Compensation Fund, joins Morning Joe to discuss how much the fund has paid out to Gulf Coast residents and businesses, how many claims were filed, and the difficulties of satisfying all c

  Fishing for answers along the Gulf Coast

Dean Blanchard, a southern Louisiana businessman whose once-thriving shrimp operation is still struggling to survive one year after the BP oil spill, talks with NBC's Brian Williams about the outlook for Gulf fishermen.

  A year after the BP oil spill, damage still adding up

One year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill devastated the Gulf Coast, residents still have more questions than answers—about when they'll be properly compensated, if seafood sales will pick back up and whether the Gulf will ever truly recover. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.

  April 18: Nightly News Monday broadcast

Tornado outbreak leaves trail of destruction; Storm survivor: 'It was madness'; A year after the BP oil spill, damage still adding up; Fishing for answers along the Gulf Coast; Presidents pay taxes, too; Publisher reviewing 'Three Cups of Tea' contents; What lies beneath: Oil still lurks under surfa

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Gov. Haley Barbour speaks at a meeting of the Mississippi Energy Policy Institute in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Barbour says the Gulf Coast oil spill occurred because the companies involved deviated from industry standards, not because of the inherent risk of drilling offshore. (AP Pho

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches
One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

MIDDLE GROUND, LA - APRIL 19: A sheen of oil floats in a marsh on April 19, 2011 at Middle Ground in southern Louisiana. A year after the BP oil spill coated Gulf coast beaches and marshes, BP claims that most of the oil has been removed. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries says, however, that much of