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Feds: "Laurel Sweep Largest in Country"

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Federal officials now say nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were detained in a raid on Howard Industries in Laurel, Miss.

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Flights Delayed by Communication Snafu

Updated: 08/26/2008 - The Federal Aviation Administration says a communication failure at a Georgia facility that processes flight plans for the eastern half of the U.S. is causing flight delays around the country.

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Hurricane Recovery Confronts Low Literacy Rate

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Three years after Hurricane Katrina, residents of New Orleans are still buried in a blizzard of government paperwork. But for thousands of storm victims seeking federal aid, the challenge is made more difficult by a little-known obstacle: More than 40 percent of the city's adults lack the literacy skills to comprehend basic government forms.

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Hurricane Gustav Hits Haiti, Drives Up Oil Prices

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Hurricane Gustav barreled into Haiti on Tuesday, toppling trees, dumping rain and sending global fuel prices soaring on fears the storm could become "extremely dangerous" when it reaches the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fay Good Practice, Now On To Gustav

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Local emergency management officials say Tropical Storm Fay was a good practice run, now they're looking ahead to potential impact from Hurricane Gustav.

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Optimists Support Second Chances

Updated: 08/26/2008 - A Meridian civic club is helping students through the Youth Challenge Program at Camp Shelby.

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FEMA Extends Aid Deadline

Posted: 08/26/2008 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is extending to Mar. 1 relocation assistance for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Alabama Congressman to Address DNC

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Cong. Artur Davis has been tapped to deliver a nominating speech for Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

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Hurricane Gustav Gaining Strength South of Haiti

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Rapidly growing Hurricane Gustav headed for a collision with impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, driving many people off the potholed streets of the capital, but bringing few other outward signs of preparation.

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ICE Raids Laurel Plant

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A Laurel plant was raided on Monday by immigration enforcement, as about 350 suspected illegal immigrants were taken away.

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Hurricane Katrina To Come Up At Convention

Posted: 08/24/2008 - Democrats will use their national convention beginning Monday to remind voters of the nation's worst natural disaster -- Hurricane Katrina -- and the federal government's fumbled response.

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