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BP's $18.7 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement provides relief, but perhaps not justice

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster caused billions of dollars in economic and environmental damages to the Gulf region. Civil and criminal lawsuits have kept BP in court for years. Now an agreement might bring relief for those government agencies seeking fines and compensation. But is it enough?

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The America that most Americans never see

The Interior Department, responsible for the 59 national parks, has an extremely popular Instagram feed to share the beauty that the parks hold. And it's a good thing, a lot of us don't ever get to see the parks. One thing is certain if you've been to a national park recently — they are a huge draw for international tourists. Here are 20 amazing photos featured on the Interior's Instagram.

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Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

On the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's the first of several "solar mamas" projects planned for parts of rural Africa, and it's turning some traditional gender roles on their head.