We were stunned by the photographs coming out of a wildfire near Athens today. They were taken by Angelos Tzortzinis after a fire that burned inside an air force base.
The AP moved a story about it, earlier today. But Tzortzinis found that the fire had also affected an encampment of Romas and took these haunting images for the Agence France Presse:
Minnesota is seing the worst flooding in decades. Heavy flooding in Duluth caused the evacuations of homes and also caused the death 11 zoo animals at the Superior Zoo in Duluth.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that two seals escaped from their exhibits. MPR reports:
Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 4:23 pm
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Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 11:18 am
The story of the so-called NAFTA Superhighway is long and winding — and without a new influx of funds, the end of the road may still be a long way off.
When complete, Interstate 69 would pass through eight states and provide a direct route through the Midwest between Canada and Mexico.
Most of the states along the route are upgrading existing roads to interstate standards. Indiana, in contrast, must build almost 100 miles of entirely new road for its portion of the project.
From NPR News, this ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel in Washington, D.C.