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1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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,

5 hrs ago | 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,

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

ABC News

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Southern Iran

Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Earthquake, Iran, World News

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Earthquake rattles English region

The 3.2-magnitude earthquake, powered from a depth of 2.5 miles, struck the Oakham area of Rutland at 7.07am.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Science, Geology, Northamptonshire County, England,

KMBC-TV

Texas town tighter than ever year after blast

That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks, shattering windows well beyond that.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, Earthquake

News24

UN chief: 1m S Sudanese may face famine

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

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Related Topix: Famine, Robert Mugabe, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan

Star-Telegram.com

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney on Thursday, as they continue their Down Under tour.

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Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Wildfire, Fire, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Australia,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SFGate

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

A road sign advising the closure of Highway 530 stands in view of a flag still at half-staff Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Darrington, Wash.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Darrington, WA, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA

ABC News

Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited

Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought

WMDT

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Epidemic, North Carolina

WLOX-TV Biloxi

FEMA chief to address US hurricane conference

Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, FEMA, US News

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump.

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ReporterNews.com

Pearce, ranchers meet on lesser prairie chicken

Around two dozen ranchers have expressed their frustration to U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce over the federal government's decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, Drought

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says more than 100 firefighters fought the flames in San Pedro for nearly two hours early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire

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