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Corps breaks levee as water rising elsewhere

A few momentary blasts, flashes of orange light, and the Mississippi River began pouring through a wide hole in a Missouri levee, intentionally blown open by the Army Corps of Engineers in the hope of saving a small Illinois town.Full story

Labor Dept. honors Memphis sanitation workers

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Friday honored the 1,300 black workers who took part in the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968, taking a swipe at governors who are trying to curtail public union employees' benefits. Full story

Robotic surgeries increase in Memphis

Robots are assuming an increasing workload in Memphis hospitals because the surgical procedures they are used for are less invasive and offer quicker recovery periods for patients who undergo traditional surgeries, doctors say. Full story

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  Remembering Dr. King

On the anniversary of the Civil Rights leader’s assassination, Ed talks about the “Memphis to Madison” Rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol and the attack on workers’ rights in this country.

  Soulful superstars overcome through music

TODAY contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager visited a public school in Memphis, Tenn., that’s teaching kids why having real soul can help overcome some of life’s biggest challenges.

  Storm brings chance of White Christmas

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas this year, you may be in luck. The Weather Channel's Samantha Mohr forecasts the possibility of Christmas Day snow in Memphis, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., and even Atlanta.

  Memphis pastor welcomes Islamic center

Pastor Steve Stone, of the Heartsong Church in Memphis, Tenn., talks with Msnbc's Alex Witt about a sign he put up that welcomes an Islamic center to the neighborhood.

  A counter-balance to the Quran burning

Pastor Steve Stone of the Memphis congregation, which loaned its church to worshippers building an Islamic Center next door, and Center Chairman Dr. Bashar Shala, comment on the Quran controversy and how it will impact religious tolerance in the country.

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