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Mississippi Escapee Caught

Updated: 07/18/2008 - A prison escapee from south Mississippi was caught Friday on the Choctaw Indian reservation.

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Teenager Releases Second CD

Updated: 07/18/2008 - Teenage musician Chad Melton, who discovered a natural talent at age four, will perform a concert Saturday night in Meridian.

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Operation Understanding DC Visits Meridian

Updated: 07/18/2008 - A group of African-American and Jewish students is touring the south with Operation Understanding DC to learn about the civil rights movement.

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Senate Campaign Heats Up

Posted: 07/18/2008 - The November elections for U.S. Senate are still months away, but don't tell that to Roger Wicker and Ronnie Musgrove.

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Calif Condors' Animal Instinct Takes Over In Fire

Posted: 07/18/2008 - As wildfire whipped toward a remote sanctuary of the endangered California condor last month, the rare birds got their biggest test in survival after years of pampering by biologists: They had to live completely on their own.

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Mexico Says US Soldiers' Remains Found

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Mexican archaeologists have found the remains of what appear to be four U.S. soldiers who died in 1846 during the Mexican-American war.

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Veterinarian Saves Shark That Swallowed Hook

Posted: 07/18/2008 - A veterinarian in Australia plunged his arm up to his shoulder into the throat of a rare shark to save the animal after it swallowed a grappling hook.

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Smithsonian Dishes The Dirt On, Well, Dirt

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Dishing the dirt has a long history in Washington, but the Smithsonian Institution is taking it to new depths. The National Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit on Saturday - "Dig It" - exploring the mysterious and complex world of soil.

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National Park In Alaska Tests Hybrid Bus

Posted: 07/18/2008 - For years, visitors wanting to see Denali National Park's grizzly bears, moose, sheep and caribou have had to ride school buses that polluted the air and spoiled the tranquility with their noisy, carbon dioxide-spewing diesel engines.

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Should We Move Species To Save Them?

Posted: 07/18/2008 - With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them.

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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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