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Hurricane Elida Weakens Off Mexico

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Hurricane Elida weakened to a Category 1 storm off Mexico on Thursday, while Tropical Storm Fausto continued to gain strength.

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Bush Surveys Record-Breaking California Wildfires

Posted: 07/18/2008 - President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.

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Tiny Bug Threatens California Citrus Industry

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

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Tropical Storm Floods Southern Taiwan

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Tropical storm Kalmaegi lashed southern Taiwan with torrential rains Friday, triggering flash floods and landslides.

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Our Town Philadelphia: A Rural Resort

Updated: 07/17/2008 - Aside from gaming, the Pearl River Resort has many other amenities that would likely surprise first-time visitors. And there is more to come.

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Program Offsets Cost of Storm Shelters

Updated: 07/17/2008 - Storm shelters are being installed across Mississippi as a part of MEMA's "A Safe Place To Go" program. About 100 of those shelters have been or will be placed in Lauderdale County.

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Juvenile Charged in Robbery

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Meridian police report that a juvenile was robbed by another juvenile Wednesday evening.

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Group to Honor Mississippi Chief Justice

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Smith, Jr., is to receive an award for his work with children and families.

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Bishop Tries to Stop Execution

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Mississippi death row inmate Dale Leo Bishop is asking a federal appeals court to block his execution.

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Automakers Offer Hybrids For NYC Taxi Fleet

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Three major auto manufacturers are promising to reserve 300 new hybrid vehicles each month exclusively for the city as it replaces its entire fleet of yellow cabs.

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Scientists: $200M Loss From Great Lakes Invasives

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Foreign species that slipped into the Great Lakes in ballast tanks of oceangoing cargo ships cost the regional economy at least $200 million a year, according to a University of Notre Dame study released Wednesday.

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Tropical Storm Fausto Forms Off Mexico

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Tropical Storm Fausto formed off the Mexican resort city of Acapulco on Wednesday, while Elida strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane far away from Baja California's coast.

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Bush Set To Survey Northern California Wildfires

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The White House said President Bush will visit Northern California on Thursday to get a first-hand look at the wildfires that have ravaged hundreds of square miles and strained the state's firefighting resources.

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Midwest's Flood-Prone Communities Consider Buyouts

Posted: 07/17/2008 - After the Great Flood of 1993, thousands of properties in flood plains around the Midwest were bought out by the government. Now, weeks after the latest massive flood, buyouts are again being considered in at least five states.

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Gore Sets 'Moon Shot' Goal On Climate Change

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Just as John F. Kennedy set his sights on the moon, Al Gore is challenging the nation to produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and other Earth-friendly energy sources within 10 years, an audacious goal he hopes the next president will embrace.

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