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Memphis urges hundreds to flee floods

Police officers went door to door Friday urging Memphis residents to leave nearly 1,000 homes expected to be inundated by a near-record flood of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Full story

500 homes swamped by floods — in Vermont

While a vast swath of America's midsection braces for Mississippi River flooding, a small corner of the Northeast is quietly dealing with high-water headaches of its own. Full story

2nd body removed from deep-sea Air France crash

French police say a second body has been removed from the underwater wreckage of the Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean nearly two years ago. Full story

South braces for more flooding

   Many residents of the Mississippi Delta are being forced to evacuate as the Big Muddyr pushes south and the water rises. NBC’s Ron Mott reports from Memphis, Tenn.

Floodwaters threaten well-to-do Memphis enclave

Mud Island, which juts into the Mississippi, pays homage to the mighty river with an elaborate scale model of it, a museum about its history, and a paddlewheel steamboat that looks like something straight out of "Huckleberry Finn." Full story

Levee blast means lost year for farmers

Blasting open a levee and submerging more than 200 square miles of Missouri farmland has likely gouged away fertile topsoil, deposited mountains of debris to clear and may even hamper farming in some places for years, experts say. Full story

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  High anxiety along mightier-than-usual Mississippi

As people along southern stretches of the Big Muddy prepare for a possible onslaught of floodwater, some who have been hit already are blaming the government. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

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