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Looking downstream from Memphis

Posted: 05/10/2011 - Farmers downriver from Memphis are building homemade levees to protect their crops and engineers are diverting water into a lake to ease the pressure on New Orleans levees.

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Crew, passengers subdue unruly man on flight

Posted: 05/09/2011 - Police say flight attendants and passengers subdued an unruly passenger and put him in handcuffs as an American Airlines flight was approaching San Francisco.

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Cyber-school students: Pentagon snubs our service

Posted: 05/09/2011 - Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the military: The Pentagon doesn't want many recruits from alternative or home schools.

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Turkey hosts UN forum on world's poorest nations

Posted: 05/09/2011 - Speakers at a U.N. conference in Turkey that aims to help the world's poorest countries say rising food and fuel prices have put additional pressure on people living in poverty.

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Obama: 'Getting our man' outweighed risks of raid

Posted: 05/09/2011 - President Barack Obama says he knew that sending special forces in helicopters to get Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan compound was risky, it was the best way to make sure they had their man.

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Amtrak, 15 states get $2 billion that Florida lost

Posted: 05/09/2011 - The Obama administration is giving Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-speed train service.

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Internet chatter up on bin Laden revenge attacks

Posted: 05/06/2011 - In the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, Western intelligence officials say they're seeing increased Internet and phone chatter about potential small-scale revenge attacks.

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Japanese plant to consider shutting down reactors

Posted: 05/06/2011 - A Japanese power company says it will "swiftly consider" a request from the country's prime minister that it shut down three reactors until safety measures have been put into effect.

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Obama says economy can take hit and keep going

Posted: 05/06/2011 - President Barack Obama says the latest positive jobs report shows the economy is resilient and "can take a hit and still keep on going" despite some strong headwinds, such as rising gasoline prices.

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President Obama to participate in town hall meeting on CBS

Posted: 05/06/2011 - The meeting will be held Wednesday. Parts of it will be broadcast later that night on the "CBS Evening News." The full event will be broadcast Thursday on "The Early Show." Both shows air on WKYT.

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President Obama visits New York, Ground Zero

Updated: 05/05/2011 - The president is honoring victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. He said Thursday Osama bin Laden's death sent the message that "we will never forget."

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Lawmakers differ on releasing bin Laden photo

Updated: 05/05/2011 - A New York Democrat is backing President Barack Obama's refusal to release photos of the slain Osama bin Laden, while a California Republican says making the pictures public would bring closure for the relatives of 9/11 victims.

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Rain, chill add to misery a week after tornado outbreak

Posted: 05/04/2011 - Officials say 328 people were killed across the South during the outbreak last Wednesday. The rain is causing new problems for people who are salvaging through what's left of their homes.

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Navy SEAL team likely honored in secret for raid

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Military officials say the highly secretive Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden will likely be honored in the only way such a covert group can be: in private with nobody but themselves and their commanders in the know.

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France to mull faster exit from Afghanistan

Posted: 05/04/2011 - The French foreign minister says France and the U.S. are considering the possibility of speeding up their timetable of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after Osama bin Laden's death.

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