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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Only time will tell if miles of sanbagged levees will keep the Red River from surging into Fargo, N.D., and neighboring Moorhead, MN. The river is expected to crest tomorrow evening. Forecasters say it could climb as high as 43 feet, nearly three feet higher than the record set 112 years ago.

DALLAS (AP) - A major spring blizzard that buried parts of Colorado is now churning across the Southern Plains. Forecasters are predicting up to a food of snow, 45-mile-per-hour winds and massive snowdrifts for parts of the region, including the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top U.S. intelligence official predicts that violence in Afghanistan will rise through 2009 despite an increase
in U.S. forces ordered by the Obama administration. There has been
a steady increase in violence because of a Taliban resurgence in
the past three years. President Barack Obama calls the situation in
the region "increasingly perilous."

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Thousands in Oakland, Calif., have paid their respects to four slain police officers. Mourners jammed a large sports arena and overflowed into a stadium. The officers were killed Saturday by a parolee. Two were gunned down during a traffic stop and the other two died in a shootout.

BERLIN (AP) - Experts say a German researcher will know within a few days if an experimental vaccine will keep her from developing
the deadly Ebola virus. The scientist accidentally pricked her finger March 12 with a needle used to inject the virus into lab mice. The 21-day Ebola incubation period passes next week.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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