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Erratic winds prompt new evacuations in California

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines, the latest setback for already strained fire crews.

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Pre-Columbian treasure trove recovered in Florida

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Federal authorities in Miami have recovered a treasure trove of pre-Columbian gold, artifacts and emeralds, and plan to return the items to the Colombian government.

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Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Here is the Tuesday morning national weather summary.

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G-8 endorses halving global emissions by 2050

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Group of Eight leading industrial nations on Tuesday endorsed halving world emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, edging forward in the battle against global warming but stopping short of tough, nearer-term targets.

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NOAA report: US coral reefs in severe decline

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Almost half the coral reef ecosystems in United States territory are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures, according to a government report released Monday.

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Woman's death brings Ark. tornado fatalities to 14

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Arkansas emergency management officials say a woman's death from injuries suffered during the Feb. 5 tornado outbreak brings the state's death toll from the storms to 14.

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Myanmar: 1500 visas issued after cyclone

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Myanmar's military regime has approved visas for more than 1,500 international aid workers to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, with half of them involved in relief operations in storm-hit regions.

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Tornado damages homes in northern North Dakota

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A tornado tore through several towns in northern North Dakota on Monday, destroying at least one building, damaging others and injuring at least two people.

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Bush, G-8 leaders make progress on climate change

Posted: 07/08/2008 - President Bush and other world leaders made gradual progress Tuesday on climate change, but finalizing a long-term global agreement on what to do about the fevered planet remains elusive.

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