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Senate Renews Flood Insurance Program

Posted: 05/14/2008 - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to extend until 2013 a federal program that insures millions of homes against floods and to forgive $17 billion in debt the program built up during Hurricane Katrina.

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NOAA Chief Urges Creating National Climate Service

Posted: 05/14/2008 - With concerns about global warming rising along with the planet's temperature, the head of the federal agency in change of weather research and forecasting is proposing creation of a new National Climate Service.

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Dead Battery Appears to be Culprit in Silent Siren

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Shawnee County Emergency Management retested three storm sirens Tuesday that reported problems in Monday's testing. Two of the sirens were said to be too quiet - they checked out fine. A third siren that didn't go off appears to have dead batteries.

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Tornado Facts and Safety Tips

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Answers to common questions about tornadoes, including the difference between watches and warnings, and how to stay safe during a tornado.

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Farm Bill Headed to Congress this Week

Posted: 05/13/2008 - The fate of the federal Farm Bill could rest in the hands of House and Senate members this week. Congress is scheduled to vote on the 350 billion dollar package.

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Piece of Missing Cosmic Matter Found

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Astronomers have found a piece of the universe's puzzle that's been missing for awhile: a type of extremely hot, dense matter that is all but invisible to us.

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U.S. Examining Satellite Images of China Quake Area

Posted: 05/13/2008 - U.S. intelligence analysts are examining spy satellite images of China's Sichuan province, where a powerful earthquake is believed to have killed 3,000 to 5,000 people, a defense official said on Monday.

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Mid-Atlantic Storm Cuts Power, Prompts Evacuations

Posted: 05/13/2008 - A wet, gusty storm that lashed the mid-Atlantic states Monday forced evacuations, flooded roads, fanned the flames of a deadly New Jersey fire and wrecked a research vessel off the Delaware coast, killing a crew member.

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