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2 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Strong earthquakes strikes off Papua New GuineaStrong earthquakes...

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Geology, Science

2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI

5 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Warming worsens Western wildfires

Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought

9 hrs ago | EDGE

Body Counts

Long time HIV survivor Sean Strub has played a central role in the movement for self-empowerment of the HIV infected.

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Related Topix: Epidemic

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Brandon Sun

New Brunswickers keep watchful eye on water levels as flood cleanup continues

New Brunswickers living in flood-prone communities are being urged to stay vigilant as cleanup from this week's flooding continues.

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Related Topix: Flood, Canada, Madawaska, ME

KTVN Reno

Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Epidemic

CBS Local

Farmers To Get More Water As Officials Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California, California Government

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Epidemic, Agriculture, Science

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes southern Mexico

It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero state didn't land the kind of punch that it might have.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, World News, Mexico,

NWCN.com

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, World News, Mexico,

The Daily Republic

Salmon released in California river restoration

Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Weather, Drought

Greenwich Citizen

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and a public health crisis.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Epidemic, Cuyahoga County, OH, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KLAL-FM Little Rock

AG Eric Holder Highlights Heroin Death Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday told a group of police leaders it is time for street cops to start carrying the drug Narcan that can reverse deadly heroin overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic

Bellingham Herald

Peru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000

The Andina state news agency quotes Agriculture Minister Juan Benites as saying it will take three days beginning Thursday to move the residents of two southern districts and their 30,000 sheep, cows, horses, burros and other animals.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption

ABC News

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Southern Iran

Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Earthquake, Iran, World News

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Earthquake rattles English region

The 3.2-magnitude earthquake, powered from a depth of 2.5 miles, struck the Oakham area of Rutland at 7.07am.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Science, Geology, Northamptonshire County, England,

KMBC-TV

Texas town tighter than ever year after blast

That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks, shattering windows well beyond that.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, Earthquake

News24

UN chief: 1m S Sudanese may face famine

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

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Related Topix: Famine, Robert Mugabe, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan

Star-Telegram.com

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney on Thursday, as they continue their Down Under tour.

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Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Wildfire, Fire, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Australia,

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