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Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Farmers' Flood Aid

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

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US Delays Anbar Handover Due To Weather

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. military on Friday postponed a ceremony to hand over Anbar province to Iraqi security control, citing forecasts of sandstorms.

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Navy Approves Plan For Sonar Training Off Hawaii

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The Navy has adopted a new plan for training in Hawaii waters that it says will allow it to accelerate some exercises and hold them more frequently while continuing to limit the effects of its sonar on marine mammals.

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Greenland Denied Humpback Whaling Permit

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The International Whaling Commission voted down Thursday a request by indigenous Greenland fishermen to kill 10 humpback whales a year.

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Strong 6.1 Earthquake Sways Tonga

Posted: 06/27/2008 - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific, but no injuries or damage have been reported.

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New Rules For Teachers After China Earthquake

Posted: 06/27/2008 - China is requiring more ethical responsibility from teachers following the highly publicized case of a high school teacher who fled his classroom during last month's earthquake without making sure his students were safe.

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Big Sur Under Threat As California Fire Edges Closer

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Flames from a huge wildfire burning through a national forest inched toward the scenic tourist town of Big Sur, where firefighters rushed Thursday to protect historic structures and hundreds of homes.

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Wicker Proposes 'Marriage Protection' Measure

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Sen. Roger Wicker introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution Wednesday that would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

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Autry Honored Through Endowment

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Outgoing Meridian Public School superintendent, Sylvia Autry, learned Thursday that a scholarship endowment has been established in her honor.

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Beijing: Cars Come Off Roads for Olympics

Posted: 06/26/2008 - An effort to clean Beijing's air ahead of the Olympics by removing cars from its clogged roads began Monday, but there was no immediate difference in the capital.

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New Flood Fears: Seeping Levees, Rain

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Crews laboring to strengthen fortifications along the swollen Mississippi tackled new dirt slides and seepages on a fragile earthen levee Wednesday as forecasters said more heavy rain could cause a second round of big crests.

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Court Says No Deadline For EPA On Global Warming

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Bush administration doesn't have to speed up a decision on whether greenhouse gases blamed for global warming threaten public health.

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Museum Confirms Discovery Of Rare Fossil

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Scientists with the Virginia Museum of Natural History have confirmed the discovery of a 500 million-year-old fossil called a stromatolite.

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Hospitals Worried About Medicaid Dilemma

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The chief executive officers of two hospitals say they're worried that changes in the Mississippi Medicaid budget could create financial problems.

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Murder Suspect Posts Bond

Updated: 06/26/2008 - A man charged with murder and arson posted bond Thursday and was released from the Lauderdale County Detention Facility.

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