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Video Clip
Oil spill along California coast

Rachel Maddow reports breaking news of an oil pipeline rupture at Refugio Beach near Santa Barbara, California that has created an oil slick along 4 miles of coast and threatens popular El Capitan State Beach. (Duration: 1:21)