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Calif. Wildfires Threaten Thousands Of Homes

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Posted: 08/20/2012 - Thousands are fleeing from their homes in Northern California this morning, as a fast moving wildfire continued to rage throughout the night. The Ponderosa fire is one of twelve wildfires ravaging California and the and has burned more than 12,000 acres of land across the "Golden State."

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Nurse Who Treated Aurora Victims Drowns In Iowa

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The family of a nurse who cared for victims in July's mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater is mourning her loss, CBS Denver station KCNC-TV reports.

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Lightning Kills Boy, 9, At Minnesota Beach

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who were trying to seek shelter at a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday.

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Low Mississippi River Creates 97-Boat Jam

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels.

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Low Mississippi River Creates 97-Boat Jam

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels.

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Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95 In Los Angeles

Updated: 08/20/2012 - Phyllis Diller, the housewife-turned-comedienne with the cackling laugh who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home. She was 95.

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Akin Apologizes For Rape Comments; Obama Says "Rape Is Rape"

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Republican Rep. Todd Akin on Monday apologized for the controversial remarks he made over the weekend about abortion and rape, but he said he has no plans to drop out of the Missouri Senate race despite building pressure from within the GOP.

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14-Year-Old Swims Solo Across Lake Ontario

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A Canadian 14-year-old completed a nearly 27-hour, 31.6-mile solo swim across Lake Ontario on Sunday, becoming the youngest person ever to make the trek.

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Kansas Congressman Apologizes For Skinny Dipping

Updated: 08/19/2012 - A Kansas lawmaker has apologized for an incident that occurred during a congressional trip to Israel where, after a night of partying and drinking, sources say he took off all of his clothes and jumped into the Sea of Galilee, a Christian holy site where, in the Bible, Jesus is said to have walked on water.

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UA Flight Has Engine "Issue," Lands Safely In NJ

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Authorities say a United Airlines flight has landed safely at Newark after taking off from the airport for Berlin then returning when something apparently went wrong with the engine.

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Weeds Take Root In Crops, Climate Change, Cuisine

Posted: 08/19/2012 - The dictionary definition of a weed: "A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted." (American Heritage Dictionary)

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