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Flooding In China Claims Over 450 Lives

china_floods_0801Throughout  several provinces in the southern and central provinces of China, torrential summer rains have caused severe flooding, claiming the lives of over 450 people.

It has been reported today, as you'll see in the clip below, that  several thousand of people were forced to head for high ground, evacuating their homes across the country. The soldiers assisted residents with loading their belongs, racing against time, before the floods reach them.

Heavy equipment that was brought in to repair a broken dyke caused the ground to give way, toppling the large machinery. Landslides have claimed over 15 lives today, July 13, 2010, alone. There are dozens missing throughout the provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Chongqing City, China.

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Arizona's 1070

518967_immmigration_rallyThe chanting of "Si, se puede! Si, se puede!"("Yes We Can! Yes We Can!") took on a new meaning on April 25, 2010 in Arizona's capitol city. Thousands came out in Phoenix to express their outrage of Senate Bill 1070.

This new bill encourages, allows and requires police to question, at their discretion and free will, anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally. This includes asking for their identification. Anyone not being able to prove the latter could be arrested, fined $2,500.00 and

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Running For Relay For Life

220px-American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeIn May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington decided he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients. Honor patients that have cancer or had cancer. For 24 hours, Dr. Klatt walked around the track. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He walked approximately 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. After this successful event, Dr. Klatt thought about how other people could partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities across the country. He recruited a small team of people and put on the first Relay For Life event in 1986. Since then, Relay has developed into an overnight event where people bring tents and sleep out around the tracks.

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