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Updated: July 16, 2010, 12:10 AM ET

BP chokes off the oil leak; now begins the wait

NEW ORLEANS — BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday — 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded — then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak. Read the complete story from The Associated Press.

After days of progress, BP freezes work in Gulf NEW ORLEANS — BP's work to cap its Gulf of Mexico ...

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