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May 11th, 2010
05:54 AM ET

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[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="This is the most revealing image we've seen so far of the actual site where oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico."]

BP keeping cap on hours of oil leak video

(CNN) – A wind shift could push more oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon gusher into the Mississippi Delta and areas west of the river, which is "bad news for Louisiana," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday afternoon.

Louisiana has been mostly spared since the oil rig exploded April 20 and sank two days later about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the southeast coast of Louisiana. The catastrophe is sending 210,000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico each day. Most of the slick has been centered in an area east of the environmentally sensitive delta.

Three weeks after the explosion, BP is releasing video of the first up close look at the underwater oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. This morning, we'll take a look at why the company's been so good at controlling the flow of information, but not the oil. Read more

Teen's battle & recovery from drug addiction

The White House today is set to release a new strategy to battle America's drug problem, shifting the focus from law enforcement to prevention and treatment. But that can be tricky, because the problem isn't always illegal drugs.

Across the nation, more and more teens are using prescription pills and over-the-counter medicines to get high. In our ongoing series, "Addicted," we're following the story of one teen, named Melissa. She nearly lost her life, and everything she used to get high could be right inside your medicine cabinet. Our Kiran Chetry has the report this morning.

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.

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