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Do You Believe in Global Warming? – Survey of the Day

Belief in global warming has hit a three-year high, which experts attribute to a warmer than usually winter in the US.

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Tornadoes Ravage Midwest Leaving 13 Dead and Many Injured

A powerful storm system that spawned several tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest early Wednesday morning, leaving millions of dollars of damage and at least 13 people dead in its wake. Early damage photos are showing that the devastation ranges from mild to severe.

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Frighteningly Heavy Rains Cause California Road to Slide Into Ocean [VIDEO]

It looks like the predictions we often about hear about California breaking off into the ocean someday may not be far off. On Sunday, a stretch of road in the Los Angeles area slid into the ocean after heavy rains.

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Record-Breaking and Rare October Snowstorm Batters Northeast US

The record-breaking snowstorm that swept over the Northeast this weekend has left 2.2 million homes without power, closed public schools, and resulted in eight deaths, mainly from car accidents on icy roads.

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‘Heroic’ Social Worker Tried to Save Lives in Joplin Tornado, Now Denied Workman’s Comp

A social worker in a group home for the disabled almost lost his life trying to save residents when a tornado decimated much of Joplin, Missouri this spring. Now, his company’s insurance provider is denying him workman’s compensation.

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Massive Dust Storm Engulfs West Texas [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Dust, wind and more dust is what the folks in Lubbock had to contend with on Monday afternoon as a powerful front pushed into Texas.  Winds gusting up to 60 MPH kicked up the West Texas sand, reducing visibility and making most any task nearly impossible for a time

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The Weather Channel Dubs Wichita Falls The #1 Worst Summer City Of 2011

It's no secret here in Wichita Falls that this summer has been excruciatingly hot, dry and miserable.  I bet you can't event count the number of times you burned your hand on your car door handle, and I'm pretty sure we have all mastered the art of steering with one finger

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Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]

Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week.

Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said. Despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, the blaze has grown to 30,000 acres and is still uncontained.

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