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Two Killed In Storms

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Two teenagers were killed Friday when severe storms tore through the Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Donors sign up to have bodies dissected, displayed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Individual Americans have had the right to bequeath their bodies to science since 1965, when the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act established the human body as property. With that law, a donor's wishes superseded those of the next of kin.

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University of Arizona looks beyond Mars mission

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The fun won't be over for the University of Arizona when batteries for the school-led Phoenix Mars Lander fail and its computers freeze up in the Martian arctic after its three-month mission ends.

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NASA to Attempt Historic Solar Sail Deployment

Posted: 06/30/2008 - NASA researchers, thinking "out of the box" (or maybe "out of the rocket") have long dreamed of the possibility of sailing among the planets with sails propelled by sunlight instead of by wind. Except in works of fiction, though, no one has yet successfully deployed such a sail anywhere beyond Earth.

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Great Lakes compact focus shifting to Congress

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A year ago, it seemed a proposed interstate compact designed to prevent thirstier regions from raiding the Great Lakes might be sunk by squabbles among the eight states with jurisdiction over the vast reservoir.

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USDA reports flooding cuts corn acres

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The government says farmers will harvest nearly 7 percent fewer acres of corn than last year in part because Midwest flooding has damaged the crop.

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China leaders praise US help on quake

Posted: 06/30/2008 - China's top leaders said they were thankful for U.S. help after Sichuan's devastating earthquake, with Premier Wen Jiabao saying Monday he was impressed that the first foreigners he saw providing help when he toured the province were Americans.

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Western guvs discuss balancing energy, wildlife

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Governors from several Western states voted Sunday to form a council that will study ways to protect wildlife habitat in the face of ever-increasing demand for energy development in their region.

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Inundated towns along river ponder their futures

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Once the Mississippi River starts to recede this week from another great flood, the tiny river towns that dot its banks in Missouri and Illinois will once again face the question: return and rebuild, or relocate?

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Vets OK sea turtle Dylan for release into wild

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Weighing 150 pounds and strong enough to require five men to wrestle her out of her saltwater tank, Dylan the sea turtle is ready to be set free after nine years in captivity and a final checkup by her veterinarian.

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Storm Alert: West Alabama

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for west Alabama.

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St. Louis awaiting Mississippi crest

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Crests on the Mississippi from the recent flooding are expected tomorrow in St. Louis and later in the week in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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