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Rivers Continue to Rise in Flood-hit US Midwest

Residents in parts of the U.S. Midwest are packing sandbags and shoring up levees in a desperate attempt to save their homes and businesses from the region's worst flooding in decades. At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of homes and businesses have been overtaken by water in Missouri and Illinois, after a massive storm system dumped as much as 30 centimeters of rain in some areas. Authorities said at least nine federal levees already been topped by water, mostly in...

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