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8:24am

Wed June 15, 2011
U.S.

As Floodwaters Advance, Crews Race To Save Iowa Town

A temporary earthen levee is the only barrier standing between Hamburg and the floodwaters of the Missouri River, and officials hope efforts to beef it up will be enough to keep the small southwestern Iowa town from filling up like a bathtub.

Crews working for the Army Corps of Engineers hope to pile at least three feet of extra dirt atop the levee before Wednesday evening. The stakes are high: If it fails, parts of the town could be covered by as much as 10 feet of water within days. And high water could linger for months.

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8:23am

Wed June 15, 2011

8:04am

Wed June 15, 2011
Opinion

The Root: Aw, Nuts! Weiner Doesn't Trump ACORN

Jack White is a frequent contributor to The Root.

It's a pity that the 19th-century Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach was not still around this week to witness a spectacular vindication of her most famous aphorism: Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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7:48am

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Springsteen: 'Initial Signs Are Encouraging' On Clemons

Bruce Springsteen says that E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons "will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again," but "all initial signs are encouraging" as he recovers from a serious stroke suffered over the weekend.

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7:39am

Wed June 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Deputies Record Daily Grind On Micro Video Cameras

Deputies in Johnson County, Kansas, are being equipped with micro video cameras. The Kansas City Star says the cameras are attached to helmets or earpieces. The company that makes the cameras says people behave when they know they're on video.

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