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Shark sighting at 'Jaws' site a hoax, police say

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A 60-year-old man was charged Friday with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about seeing two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard's beach, authorities said.

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Drought threatens Iraq's crops, water supply

Posted: 07/12/2008 - It's been a year of drought and sand storms across Iraq — a dry spell that has devastated the country's crucial wheat crop and created new worries about the safety of drinking water.

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US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

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White House rejects regulating greenhouse gases

Posted: 07/12/2008 - The Bush administration, dismissing the recommendations of its top experts, rejected regulating the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming Friday, saying it would cripple the U.S. economy.

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Report: 2nd Oldest U.S. Wildlife Refuge in Jeopardy

Updated: 07/12/2008 - The nation's second oldest national wildlife refuge, a chain of barrier islands southeast of New Orleans, is in danger of being lost unless the islands are restored, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.

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Overseas crews coming to battle Calif. wildfires

Posted: 07/12/2008 - As hundreds of blazes continue to char California, additional National Guard troops and overseas crews are being called in to assist exhausted firefighters, and President Bush has scheduled a visit to the state.

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Pope worried about climate change

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he wants to wake up consciences on climate change during his pilgrimage in Australia.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Here is the Saturday morning national weather summary.

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Friday Evening Hurricane Bertha Advisory

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Here is the 7 pm CDT Hurricane Bertha advisory from the National Hurricane Center. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the island of Bermuda.

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1 killed in Calif. fires; more Guard troops coming

Posted: 07/11/2008 - One person was found dead inside a burned-out house Friday after a wind-fueled wildfire swept through a rural community in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a rare human casualty among the hundreds of blazes that have tormented the state for weeks.

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