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Mississippi River flooding

May 20, 2011 — The flooding Mississippi River has crested lower than expected in Vicksburg, Miss., but the Army Corps of Engineers warns it will be days before the surging waters recede. Before evacuating the area, however, some Mississippi residents took matters into their own hands.
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May 20, 2011 — Mississippi River crests in Vicksburg, Miss.; concerns about oil and gas wells in projected flood zone; Libya has released foreign journalists; U.S. diplomats attacked in Pakistan; Japanese nuclear utility loses billions as leader resigns; one of North Korea's leaders is visiting China.
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May 19, 2011 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened a 17th bay at the Morganza Spillway, just north Baton Rouge, Louisiana and an estimated 114,000 cubic feet of water per second is pouring through the structure.
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May 18, 2011 — Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday at Vicksburg, Mississippi; the space shuttle Endeavour docks at the international space station; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the IMF should set up an interim leadership structure since jailed leader IMF head cannot lead
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May 13, 2011 — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers flooding farmland to save cities on Mississippi River; Taliban claims suicide bombings in Pakistan to avenge Osama bin Laden's death; Senate Ethics Committee says former Senator John Ensign broke rules; John Waite costumed to run for Spokane City Council
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May 12, 2011 — Mississippi River flooding inundates three towns; the House Armed Services Committee passes defense spending bill; there were fewer homes in foreclosure in April; Princess Beatrice auctions her hat for charity
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May 10, 2011 — Mississippi River crest is reaching Memphis; President Obama speaks on immigration; NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, Libya; Microsoft may buy Skype, former California Gov. Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver separate
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May 4, 2011 — President Obama will visit New York City Thursday to honor 9/11 victims; officials watching Mississippi River flooding downstream; Gadhafi and his forces could be charged with war crimes; BP fined for 2006 Alaska oil spill; pitcher Francisco Liriano throws baseball no hitter
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