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Volunteers Get Ready To Yank Garlic Mustard Weeds

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States Must Decide On Joining High-Risk Pools

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La. Parish President Braces For Disaster From Oil Spill

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Oil Spill Has Fishermen Worried About Livelihoods

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Alabama Chef Up For 'Oscar' Of The Food World

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Brits In U.S. Weigh In On Prime Minister Debates

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Is A Debt Crisis Around The Corner For U.S.?

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Massey, Federal Officials Investigated In Mine Blast

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Oil Spill Complicates Energy Bill

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This satellite image taken Thursday shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the shoreline, threatening wildlife along Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes. NASA/AP hide caption

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Foreclosure Woes Loom As Housing Stimulus Ends

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