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5 things to know about the Texas oil spill

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TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — WHAT HAPPENED? The Coast Guard says a barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as 168,000 gallons into one of the world's busiest waterways. Oil has been detected 12 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. ___ HOW ARE AUTHORITIES RESPONDING? The barge and the unaffected oil tanks have...

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