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1 hr ago | St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Life, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

5 hrs ago | News Herald

Yarnell shrine scarred by wildfire but still standing

They were helping their parents pack up the 70-year-old house in Yarnell, but once or twice each hour, one of the three Wasson brothers would scramble up the rocky hill on the property to see how close the wildfire was getting.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Arizona

Sat Apr 19, 2014

TurkishPress.com

Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.

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Related Topix: Epidemic

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Geology, Science, Flood

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, people watch as fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. .

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Related Topix: Fire, Sea Isle City, NJ, Epidemic

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

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

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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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

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