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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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USGS to Help Chile Develop Volcano Early Warning System

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The U.S. Geological Survey is partnering with the Chilean government to develop a volcano early warning and emergency response system for the country after the historic eruption of Chaitén Volcano on May 2.

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Corn, Soybeans Hit Records On More Midwest Rain

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Corn and soybean prices soared Thursday, climbing to new all-time highs after more thunderstorms drenched Midwestern states and left recently replanted crops underwater again.

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Air Quality Alerts Explained

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Orange-alert air quality advisories have been issued nearby recently, but what does that mean?

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HUD Approves Mississippi Housing Plan

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The federal government has approved Mississippi's $350 million plan to produce thousands of housing units on the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

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