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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.

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6 HOURS AGO - Slate

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How to Green the U.S. Government

Big defense contracts awarded to big defense contractors are usually a big cause for concern. They tend to go over budget, often for things we don’t really need (like a certain type of fighter plane). But a couple weeks ago, the Pentagon announced a contract with a big-time defense contractor that good-government and energy-efficiency types should cheer—and demand grow more ...

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Officials say diesel fuel spills into Storm Lake

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Diesel fuel has accidentally spilled into Storm Lake in northern Iowa, but officials say it's a small amount that's not expected to affect wildlife or recreational use. Julie Sievers with the state Department of Natural Resources says the spill occurred briefly Friday as officials with the city of Storm Lake added fuel into an apparatus ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa reports new bird flu turkey case in Pocahontas County

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. The Iowa Department of Agriculture estimates 21,000 turkeys on the farm.

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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O’Malley heading to Iowa after expected presidential announcement

O’Malley will campaign in the leadoff caucus state on May 30, the same day he makes an announcement in Baltimore about whether he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. A Democrat with knowledge of O’Malley’s travel plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the formal announcement, said O’Malley would appear in Davenport in the afternoon ...

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