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Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for 49 Counties

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a letter to President George W. Bush requesting a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties impacted by severe storms accompanied by large hail, lightning, high winds, tornadoes, and torrential rains resulting in widespread destruction to homes businesses, utilities, and public infrastructure beginning May 22, 2008, and ending June 16, 2008.

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Pesticides In Sunken Philippine Ferry Halt Search

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The search for hundreds of bodies believed trapped inside a sunken ferry in the Philippines has been suspended. Officials fear divers could be exposed to toxic chemicals in the cargo hold.

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Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Farmers' Flood Aid

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

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Tropical Depression Two-E Advisory

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Here is the latest information for Tropical Depression Two-E in the Pacific Ocean. This system will not affect the Gulf Coast.

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US Delays Anbar Handover Due To Weather

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. military on Friday postponed a ceremony to hand over Anbar province to Iraqi security control, citing forecasts of sandstorms.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Here is Friday morning's national weather summary.

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Navy Approves Plan For Sonar Training Off Hawaii

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The Navy has adopted a new plan for training in Hawaii waters that it says will allow it to accelerate some exercises and hold them more frequently while continuing to limit the effects of its sonar on marine mammals.

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Tony Blair Urges Action On Climate Change

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The world already knows that global warming is a serious problem and the time has come for politicians and experts to come together to map out a practical solution, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday.

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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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