Is Midwestern Flood Damage Worse than It Needed to Be?

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This year's Midwest rainfall and flooding is the worst since 1993, which was the worst in living memory up until then. Has recent development guaranteed that the devastation will be more extensive than it needed to be? We update the damage and economic consequences that will be worldwide. Is the region ready for the challenges of global warming?  Also, in London, Bush gets agreement on tougher sanctions on Iran; and California courts, the voters and same-sex marriage.

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