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Several Midwestern states, including Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, have been hit hard by floods this week as rivers rose far beyond their normal levels. In Cedar Rivers, Iowa, a whole hospital had been evacuated, thousands of residents had fled their homes and over 400 city blocks were under water by Friday.

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The Yangtze river dolphin was thought to be extinct, a victim of China's explosive economic growth and environmental negligence, but one of the baiji, as the animal is known, was just caught on tape -- alive and well.

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