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Venice flood barrier executives arrested in massive fraud swoop

ROME (Reuters) - Police conducted dawn raids on Friday on companies across Italy linked to the construction of Venice's flood barrier, arresting seven people suspected of rigging lucrative contracts for the multi-billion euro project. Full story

Sunken tugboat pulled from Miss. River bottom

An arduous, five-day effort to locate and surface a tugboat that rolled and sank in the Mississippi River near Venice, La., over the weekend, interrupting the flow of traffic and commerce, has finally come to an end. Full story

Bandits rob cash-courier boat in Venetian lagoon

Italian news reports say three armed bandits pulled up alongside a courier boat in a Venice lagoon and robbed it of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) in cash. Full story

Giant garbage patches of the sea become "national" art in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) - Five huge patches of rubbish floating in seas around the world will have their own unofficial national pavilion on the sidelines of the world's largest non-commercial art fair in Venice this week, thanks to artist Maria Cristina Finucci. Full story

Venice floods days before carnival

   Organizers of the Venice carnival awoke to a very flooded lagoon city on Thursday as water washed over canal walls. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Exceptionally high tide leaves Venice flooded

   NBC’s Claudio Lavanga reports from historic Piazza San Marco, in Venice, Italy, where a storm surge combined with high tide left 70 percent of the city submerged.

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  Flooding in Venice nearly shuts down city

In Italy, heavy rain flooded many of Venice’s landmarks and nearly shut down the city as it brought the sixth-highest tide in 150 years.  TODAY’s Al Roker reports.

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