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Galaxy's Youngest Known Supernova is 140 Years Old

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Astronomers have discovered the youngest known supernova in the Milky Way galaxy, still just a baby at 140 years old. The scientists, who announced their findings Wednesday, used a radio observatory in New Mexico and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in space to identify when the supernova, or stellar, explosion occurred. They put the star-dying event at sometime around 1868.

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China: Troops Rush to Plug Dam Cracks

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Hundreds of dams around the epicenter of China's earthquake have been damaged and Chinese troops scrambled Wednesday to plug cracks and open sluices to prevent flooding of already devastated communities.

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Immigrant Workers in New Orleans Start Leaving

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Josue Vega was one of thousands of immigrant workers who flocked to New Orleans in 2005 in hopes of finding a rebuilding job in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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AP Television News Video Shows Quake's 1st Moments

Posted: 05/14/2008 - The moment that a devastating earthquake struck central China, the hills surrounding the city of Chengdu shook, people ran outside in confused panic, and a thick, white cloud of dust enveloped a mountain reserve.

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Heavy Rains Head Toward Cyclone-Devastated Myanmar

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Heavy rains and another potentially powerful storm headed toward Myanmar's cyclone-devastated delta on Wednesday. The U.N. warned that inadequate relief efforts could lead to a second wave of deaths among the estimated 2 million survivors. The International Red Cross said in a new estimate that the death toll already may be between 68,833 and 127,990.

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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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