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News around the world: Oil spill reaches Lake Pontchartrain, France debates burqa-style veil ban etc.

Published 07/06/2010, Grand Forks Herald

Over the July Fourth weekend, tar balls and an oil sheen pushed by strong winds from faraway Hurricane Alex slipped past lines of barges that were supposed to block the passes connecting the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Pontchartrain. Louisiana authorities closed the lake’s eastern reaches to fishing on Monday, though most of it remained open.

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