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Snow Melt Likely to Cause Spring River Flooding

It's been a cold, snowy winter, so the chance of major flooding on the Mississippi and other rivers will be high. The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has released its first Spring Flood Outlook for 2019.

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After long days picking leaves on tea plantations in India's remote northeast, some laborers like to relax with a glass of cheap, strong, locally-brewed liquor. Most can't afford the brand-name stuff.

But Indian authorities say at least 93 people have died and some 200 others are hospitalized after drinking tainted alcohol there in recent days. Some are in critical condition.

He no doubt knows plenty about legal briefs ... but what does he know about men's briefs? We invited him to play a game called "The Comfy Cotton Brief." Originally broadcast Oct. 20, 2018.

The singing star has performed in every major concert hall in the world, so we invited her to play a game called "It's not over 'till Gene Simmons sings." Originally broadcast Nov. 10, 2018.

To mark Wait Wait's 20th birthday, we subjected two public radio legends — Robert Siegel and Nina Totenberg — to terrible puns about their own names. Originally broadcast Oct. 27, 2018.

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United Methodist Church leaders are meeting in St. Louis beginning Saturday to decide whether to lift a ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex weddings.

The topic has become increasingly contentious in recent years, as more United Methodist clergy have come out as gay. United Methodists are among the last mainline Protestant denominations to address the issue, and some worry it could cause a major rift in the church.

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Opposition leaders in Venezuela said a truck conveying humanitarian aid crossed the border into the country from Brazil on Saturday. The shipment is part of an effort by opposition activists to bring international aid into the country against the will of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Juan Guaidó, the leader of the opposition, has called for Venezuela's military to defy orders and allow shipments into the country.

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Oakland teachers are the latest to strike

Teachers in Oakland, Calif., went on strike Thursday after the Oakland teachers union rejected a last-minute proposal from the district Wednesday. Teachers in the Oakland Unified School District have been working without a contract since July 2017.

Bernie Sanders has again proved he should not be underestimated in a presidential contest.

Despite talk of his coalition potentially fracturing with such a big Democratic primary field, the Sanders faithful showed they've still got his back. In the 24 hours following the Vermont independent's announcement Tuesday that he was again running for president, he raised a whopping $6 million.


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