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Rescuers in grim search for survivors of Mexico quake

View photos Firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors in Mexico City (AFP Photo/YURI CORTEZ) More Mexico City (AFP) – Rescuers dug frantically Wednesday for survivors of a 7.1- magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital. The death toll stood at 225, the head of the national disaster response agency, Luis Felipe Puente, wrote on Twitter. President Enrique Pena Nieto warned the figure would likely rise. Firefighters, police, soldiers and...

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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

View photos FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. Farmers in the nation’s largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California’s biggest water project in a half-century. The Westland Water District is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Fresno for a possible vote on its participation in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion twin tunnels project. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) More FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California’s long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed...

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