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Louisiana Residents Stunned By Flood Losses

More than 115,000 residents have applied for aid, and at least as many homes and businesses are ruined or badly damaged. The sheer scope of wreckage and loss can be overwhelming.

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Great Lakes Waters Take A Savage Toll Of Swimmers

High winds and dangerous rip currents make swimming in the Great Lakes unpredictable, and sometimes deadly — most beaches have no lifeguards, and hundreds drown in the lakes each year.

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Is 'Rural Resentment' Driving Voters To Donald Trump?

The rural-urban split is one of the biggest demographic stories of the 2016 election.

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Among La. Flood Victims, 'Depression Levels Are Really High'

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Great Lakes Waters Can Take A Savage Toll On Swimmers

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Is 'Rural Resentment' Driving Voters To Donald Trump?

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