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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain.  [ Read More ]

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/OH-WY

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list and for an alphabetically arranged listing of schools. Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It  [ Read More ]

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Here’s An Opinion On: Luxury Granny Flats Newcastle Backspace Living byAlma Abell Purchasing an older home comes with a unique set of challenges. While the basic structure is sound, there is certainly work to be done. In order to ensure that the renovation goes as it should, the homeowner would do well to engage the  [ Read More ]

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Space Shuttle Atlantis launches for the final time

Friday, May 14, 2010 The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched today for its final planned mission in space, STS-132. Atlantis lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by  [ Read More ]

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New Band Aid music video is launched

Thursday, November 18, 2004 In the United Kingdom, the music video for this Christmas’ remake of the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? was launched simultaneously today (Thursday) on several UK and Irish television channels including BBC One, BBC Two, RTE 1, ITV1, Channel 4, and Sky One. The debut was made at 17:55  [ Read More ]

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Sep 10

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Shortcut:WN:FA Featured articles are selected by the community to represent the best of Wikinews. See the Featured Article Candidates page for nominations and discussions of candidate articles for this page. Or, subscribe to the RSS feed! [edit] Pages in category “Featured article”

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Sep 10

Confidential EU report about Israels annexation of East Jerusalem

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Confidential EU report about Israels annexation of East Jerusalem

Monday, November 28, 2005 A confidential report, prepared by top diplomats representing the 25 EU governments, has been leaked to The Independent. European Foreign Ministers put in a veto when publication of the report was planned. They will not risk its relationship with Israel. For the first time, Israel has given its blessing to the  [ Read More ]

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Sep 07

3 Reasons Why The Playstation 3 Is Better Than The Xbox 360

Here’s An Opinion On: Rescue Blue Baby First Aid By Ryan Pauline The console gaming wars have been going on for some time now, and there are two major brands that gamers have to face off with. Sure, there is a third option, but die-hard gamers do not count the third, they consider the top  [ Read More ]

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Sep 07

Medical helicopter crashes near Chicago, Illinois killing four

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Medical helicopter crashes near Chicago, Illinois killing four

Thursday, October 16, 2008 A medical helicopter has crashed near Chicago, Illinois killing three crew members and the patient, a thirteen-month-old baby girl. The crew aboard the helicopter included the pilot, a nurse and a paramedic. The helicopter, operated by Air Angels Inc., was transporting the baby to Children’s Memorial Hospital from Valley West Hospital,  [ Read More ]

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Sep 07

News briefs:May 21, 2006

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News briefs:May 21, 2006

The time is 17:00 (UTC) on May 21st, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Violence escalates in Afghanistan 1.2 Iran stands defiant on Uranium enrichment 1.3 Militants target rally in Srinagar 1.4 Professionals and students continue strike in New Dehli 1.5 300 Vietnamese fishermen rescued after record China typhoon  [ Read More ]

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