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In ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ an ecological disaster’s human toll

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TORONTO (AP) — The name Deepwater Horizon is synonymous to most with environmental catastrophe and corporate negligence. For Mike Williams, who survived the April 2010 oil-rig explosion by plunging into the Gulf of Mexico from several stories up, it was about something else. “My 11 brothers that got killed were immediately forgotten,” Williams said, speaking from his Sulphur Springs, Texas, ...

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Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Viewers tuned in Monday on their TVs, cellphones and radios to watch and listen to the showdown between the two major presidential candidates. Here are some of the scenes across ...

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You could be an extra on the set of “Deepwater Horizon”

Are you an oil worker in southern Louisiana? Do you want to be on the big screen? The perfect opportunity is coming your way, and it could mean the chance to be on set with Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg. Pre-production is currently underway for “Deepwater Horizon,” which will focus on the events leading up to and during the disastrous 2010 ...

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9 movies and shows being produced in the “Hollywood of the South”

In 2012, the price of natural glass slumped dramatically, sending oil companies packing from the Haynesville shale. The boom that began in 2007 was seemingly over, leaving Louisiana feeling like a deflated balloon. It had swelled to accommodate decades’ worth of oil and gas workers, and now the people are struggling to make ends meet for businesses they started, for ...

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‘Deepwater Horizon’ film could star Mark Wahlberg

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Deepwater Horizon disaster is soon to have its very own cinematic dramatization, directed by J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost”). The film, titled simply ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ will be based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” an article from The New York Times from December 25, 2010. Although the film was only announced Tuesday, it came with ...

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