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The Red River is flooding

The Red River is flooding

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A rising Red River was covering streets and, in some instances, entering homes in northwestern Louisiana, rising to more than five feet above its 30-foot flood stage in Shreveport.

Caddo Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said at least a dozen Caddo Parish homes had flooded last weekend — some with at least a foot of water — along the Red or its tributaries. There was flooding reported on major Shreveport area thoroughfares and scattered evacuations in some areas.

“There are other areas where, if you don’t have water in your home, it’s knocking at your door,” Chadwick said. — Associated Press reporting

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Texas is flooding

Texas is flooding

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In the U.S., a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that in Texas destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes and forced at least 2,000 residents to leave their homes. – Tribune wire reports

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Tam Kung birthday parade, Georgia Independence Day, Mozart’s hair | May 26

Tam Kung birthday parade, Georgia Independence Day, Mozart’s hair | May 26

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The day in photos from around the world.

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The almost-frozen Niagara Falls

The almost-frozen Niagara Falls

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The winter’s deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures.

The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren’t completely frozen over. But the massive ice buildup near the brink has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively mild winters. – Tribune

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Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

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Millions of people in Manila hunkered down on Monday as Typhoon Hagupit churned towards the capital, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities. Soldiers and aid workers rushed to reach devastated coastal villages on Samar island, where the typhoon crashed in from the Pacific Ocean during the weekend with winds reaching 130 mile an hour.

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