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Monday, May 9, 2011

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  • Memphis Emergency Official's Plea: Please Don't Go Near The River
    While folks in Memphis anxiously watch and wait as the Mississippi River rises and near-historic flooding continues, the local emergency planning director says he's very worried about people who are venturing out to see the display of nature's force.
  • Flooding Victim Talks About River's Destruction
    Robert Siegel talks with Melanie Delhome, a resident of Tunica, Miss. She's been staying in a shelter for almost two weeks since the Mississippi River started rising there. Her home is almost completely submerged.
  • Tunisia Seen As Laboratory For Arab Democracy
    The country — the first to throw off its dictator in the season of Arab uprisings this year — faces challenges before elections on July 24. It's now a bubbling cauldron of excitement and ideas, but elements of distrust still linger.
  • Separated By War, Reunited By The Web: Photo Project Links Holocaust Survivors
    Children who survived the Holocaust have spent a lifetime trying to forget — or piece together — the past. A new online initiative might fill some of those holes, with photos of displaced children from World War II.
  • Number Of Bin Laden Domain Names Soars
    Osama bin Laden's death is having many ripple effects — but none more pronounced than the land rush on the Internet to secure desirable domain names, such as osamakilled.com. Within hours of bin Laden's death, roughly 2,000 new bin Laden URL addresses had been registered.
  • A 51st State? Some In Arizona Want A Split
    Arizona's immigration law enjoys widespread support — but the support is by no means unanimous. In southern Arizona, some people are so unhappy with the direction the state has taken that they want to create their own state.
  • Michele Bachmann: Evolution Of A 'Cultural Warrior'
    When TV news shows want somebody to enthusiastically rip into President Obama, Michele Bachmann is a reliable choice. The Minnesota congresswoman is a polarizing figure — and a Tea Party favorite. But her first presidential campaign experience came from a place today's political observers would least expect.
  • Taxidermy: A Way To Keep From Wasting 'What Nature Had Given Us'
    For him and many others, it's "an instinctive desire to replicate or try to reestablish the beauty of nature," says the organizer of the just-finished World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships.
  • An Author Returns To 'The Little House'
    Wendy McClure grew up loving the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder. As an adult, McClure immersed herself in the true stories of Wilder's life, churning butter, eating salt pork, and visiting the tiny, sometimes illegal homes in which the Wilder family lived.
  • Samoa Changes Time Zones
    The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa is planning to switch time zones, moving to the west side of the international date line. This will put Samoa closer in line time-wise with Australia and New Zealand. But it means neighboring American Samoa will now be separated by a calendar day. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel tell us how this now offers the opportunity for potential time travel between the Samoas.

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