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Pope praises Rome's historic role in welcoming outsiders

Pope praises Rome's historic role in welcoming outsidersPope Francis on Tuesday visited Rome's town hall and praised the role of the Italian capital in the history of culture and integration. Rough cut (no reporter narration).



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US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwest

US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwestRecord floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states have started retreating, but more inclement weather continues to threaten Montana and the Dakotas for weeks to come. High flood waters have already returned in the western Dakotas, northwest Nebraska and central and eastern Montana, along smaller rivers that feed into the Missouri. Once the weather warms up, river ice breaks up into giant chunks, which float down the river stream and can cause a jam, which in turn induces flooding, David Roth, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, told Reuters on Monday.



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Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods

Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floodsThe floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America’s longest river, prompting half of Iowa’s 99 counties to declare states of emergency.”Touched down in Omaha, Nebraska to survey flood damage & thank volunteers & emergency personnel,” Pence said on Twitter, in a post that included photos of him meeting with the governors of both states and lawmakers. Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have all declared states of emergency in the floods, which stem from a powerful winter hurricane known as a “bomb cyclone” that slammed into the U.S. Farm Belt last week, killing untold numbers of livestock, destroying grains and soybeans in storage, and cutting off access to farms because of road and rail damage. The latest confirmed death was identified by the sheriff in Fremont County, Iowa, as 55-year-old Aleido Rojas Galan, who was pulled from floodwaters along with another man on Friday and later succumbed to injuries.



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Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods

Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floodsVice President Mike Pence in Nebraska on Tuesday took stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads. The way communities come together and people volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to help others,” Pence said Tuesday in Omaha, according to an official statement. Pence also said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to expedite a request from Nebraska’s governor for a federal emergency declaration, which will provide more aid to the state.



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Historic Mississippi River basin flooding forecast

Historic Mississippi River basin flooding forecastThe National Weather Service forecasts major to historic flooding along portions of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins for the rest of this week. The flooding started after a massive late-winter storm hit the Midwest last week. (March 19)



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Parts of US Midwest deluged in historic deadly floods

Parts of US Midwest deluged in historic deadly floodsThe US Midwest struggled Monday with historic flooding that claimed at least three lives, displaced residents and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses. Swollen waters hit much of Nebraska, as well as parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, after a major storm last week dumped snow and rain, even as melting snow was already raising the levels of area waterways. Neighboring states could also be affected as floodwaters drain, officials said.



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Historic, deadly Midwest floods are worst 'anybody has ever experienced' in some areas

Historic, deadly Midwest floods are worst 'anybody has ever experienced' in some areasDays of heavy rain and snowmelt brought historic flooding to the Upper Midwest Friday. The floods have left one man dead.



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Historic blizzard wanes as it barrels east after pounding parts of U.S

Historic blizzard wanes as it barrels east after pounding parts of U.SA blizzard of “historic proportions” that hit the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states this week was moving eastward on Thursday as it weakened, hurling hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and heavy rain on its way, weather officials said. “While the storm has reached its lowest pressure and will gradually weaken over the next few days, strong winds will continue on the west side of the storm across portions of the Central and Northern Plains,” Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), said on Thursday in a weather advisory. A day earlier, the NWS had described the blizzard – previously dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by U.S. meteorologists for its quick, late season punch – as being of “historic proportions” in a post on Twitter.



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Supreme Court refuses to hear church requests for historic preservation funds

Supreme Court refuses to hear church requests for historic preservation fundsThe Supreme Court refused to consider whether churches and other religious institutions can receive public taxpayer funds for historic preservation.



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Trump and Kim Are Meeting One-on-One at This Historic Hanoi Hotel

Trump and Kim Are Meeting One-on-One at This Historic Hanoi HotelThe $ 300 a night Metropole is redolent with colonial history



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