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Silver carp jump out of the Illinois River. Michigan has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to close the shipping locks near Chicago to keep the invasive species from invading the Great Lakes. But Illinois and opponents are concerned about cargo and jobs. Nerissa Michaels/AP/Illinois River Biological Station via the Detroit Free Press hide caption

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Hundreds Wait In Mich. Cold To See Sarah Palin

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