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July 14, 2010 8:06 PM

After a much caution, BP gets okay to begin tests on stopping spill

Following a day-long delay marked by intense double-checking and a briefing for President Barack Obama, the government's spill team decided to let BP begin testing the seal on a massive 75-ton pipe fitting that could finally stop the three-month gush of oil and gas from the company's failed well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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