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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Good Morning News!

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Here's Irene: With Hurricane Irene crawling up North Carolina's shoreline, New York City officials urge over 370,000 residents living in "evacuation zones" to hit the road.

On the Hunt: Mexico's government offering hefty reward for suspect in yesterday's drug cartel-related attack on a Mexican casino, killing over 50 inside.

No News is Good News: While Libyan conflict is far from over, fighting dies down in Tripoli.

MLK on the Mall: Fifteen years after Congress granted construction, the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial finds a place on Washington's National Mall.

No to Oil Sands: Thousands rush the capitol to protest the proposed 1,711-mile Canadian pipeline that would carry heavy oil from oil sands to the Gulf Coast.

Putting it Out There: Chicago's Elmhurst College (affiliated with the United Church of Christ) become first college in the nation to ask students their sexual orientation on its application.

Burger Bros: Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are opening a Boston burger joint. It's name? Wahlburgers.

Hot on the Trail: Following a plethora of thunderstorms, Firefighters battle nine lightning-ignited fires across 20 thousand acres in Eastern Oregon.

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