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A new study concludes that the vast quantity of methane gas that spewed from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was gobbled up rapidly by bacteria.

About a third of the material that gushed into the ocean from the BP blowout was in gas form, not oil, and the new study is the latest attempt to figure out what happened to all that carbon-rich material. It had the potential, at least, to deplete oxygen that fish and shrimp need.

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A small community indeed, Robert, but how long until today's formalities and all those expressions of goodwill give way to the rough and tumble of politics?

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And I'm Robert Siegel at the Capitol.

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The incoming majority has made some significant changes to the rules of the House, and NPR's Andrea Seabrook is here to explain them.

Hiya.

ANDREA SEABROOK: Hiya.

SIEGEL: And first, the biggest change has to do with how the Congress spends money.

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This year promises to be another contentious one for U.S. immigration politics. The new Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has indicated it will take an even harder line against illegal immigration.

But while some politicians paint the Southern border as lawless and out of control, the numbers don't support that, says Doris Meissner, the former head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

I have to admit, the last thing I wanted to do was read An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. Sure, it seemed like every critic in the country had raved about this book, but a memoir about a stillborn child? No thanks.

Then, a few months later, I noticed a colleague reading at work and laughing out loud. I asked what was so funny, and she held up McCracken's memoir. So I picked it up, read it cover to cover, and then, because I was so awed by this book, I went a little ... crazy.

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