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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010

CHINESE FLOODS KILL MORE THAN 1,000 Floods continue to batter the southwest Chinese mainland, with over 1,000 people either dead or missing. Officials warn that the death toll could rise further, with typhoon season approaching. (AP/NPR)

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY WILL REVIEW USDA RESIGNATION
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he will review the resignation of a USDA worker, who left her post after a video surfaced in which she discusses a white farmer. (CNN)

CLINTON, GATES VISIT KOREAN BORDER In an attempt to show America’s solidarity with South Korea, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates visit the border that has divided North and South Korea for 60 years. (Bloomberg)

CHINESE OIL SPILL SPREADS, DOUBLES IN SIZE Chinese officials say the northeastern oil spill that began five days ago has now doubled in size, to roughly 165 square miles.  (AP)

BLAST AT RUSSIAN HYDROELECTRIC PLANT KILLS TWO A bomb and gun attack at a Russian hydroelectric plant kills two, and injures two others. (BBC)

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