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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A low pressure system lingering over New England was expected to trigger scattered showers Thursday along the East Coast. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms were forecast for the South.

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Census: New Orleans Fastest-Growing City in US

Posted: 07/10/2008 - New Orleans was the fastest-growing large city in the nation last year, but its population is still about half what it was before Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

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Trailer Maker Offered to Address Health Complaints

Posted: 07/10/2008 - House Democrats accused the manufacturers of FEMA trailers of not doing anything to address health concerns among victims of Hurricane Katrina who were living in the government-purchased trailers. But trailer maker Gulf Stream Coach said FEMA directed the company not to address these complaints.

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GOP Sides with Businesses Over Toxic Trailers

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Trailer manufacturers defended themselves Wednesday on Capitol Hill, insisting they're not responsible for FEMA trailers that had toxic levels of formaldehyde, despite Democrats' claims the companies knew the dangers yet didn't do anything about it.

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Water on the Moon? New Research Boosts Hopes

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Published on Thursday in the British weekly journal Nature, the paper puts forward evidence that water has been a part of the Moon since its early existence.

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How NASA Might Find Rock-Eating Microbes on Mars

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Signs of life on Mars may be hiding under its rocks, or perhaps hiding inside those rocks. A new study offers a simplified technique for detecting biological and pre-biotic molecules that become trapped inside minerals.

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NOAA: Warm June for U.S. with Wet and Dry Extremes

Posted: 07/10/2008 - NOAA: Warm June for U.S. with Wet and Dry Extremes June 2008 was the 27th warmest June for the contiguous United States, based on records dating back to 1895, according to an analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The average June temperature, 70.4 degrees F, was 1.1 degrees above the 20th century mean, based on preliminary data.

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Emporia Funnel Pictures

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Viewer photos of the Lyon county funnel cloud on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

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Pollen Count

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Alternaria and grass light today.

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Rainfall Reports

Updated: 07/09/2008 - Rainfall amounts from the storms Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

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ND Tornado Victims Get Lots of Volunteer Help

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Scores of volunteers Tuesday helped tornado-damaged communities in northern North Dakota clear away debris from a storm that destroyed six homes and seriously injured one man.

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Hurricane Bertha Weakens in Atlantic

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Hurricane Bertha weakened rapidly as it headed in the direction of Bermuda on Tuesday, just a day after suddenly burgeoning into the first major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic storm season, forecasters said.

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US, Czech Republic Sign Defense Agreement

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The United States and leaders of the Czech Republic agreed Tuesday to place a radar system in this former Soviet satellite that would warn of long-range missiles coming to Europe from the Middle East.

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