The Pancake Batfish may be discovered and endangered all at once....

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Two new fish species — with pancake-flat bodies, wiggling lures on their faces, and elbowed fins for "walking" on the seafloor — have been discovered in the path of spewing oil from the corporate felon BP disaster. Ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty in Louisiana calls this fish the Louisiana pancake batfish. Its full scientific name, in the genus Halieutichthys, hasn't even been published yet. He says the oil's impact on the soon-to-be new species isn't clear and added "All we can say is that its habitat is threatened."

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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