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Florida Keys dodging oil spill threat

Forecasters say Florida's delicate chain of islands is in no imminent threat from the ongoing BP oil spill. The risk of oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout reaching the Florida Keys and South Florida anytime soon is now so remote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has suspended its trajectory maps for the area, effectively downgrading the region to low risk.

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Tracing a yacht's trek through time

In 1927, work began on Mount Rushmore, the first trans-Atlantic call was made, the daily wage was $1 and the first 50-foot yacht was built and launched from the Vinyard Shipyard in Milford, Del.

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Anchored boat run down by larger vessel

A Canadian couple say they feel lucky to be alive after jumping off their 24-foot cuddy cabin boat and into the water seconds before it was crushed by a 34-foot cruiser near a popular swimming area.

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National BUI crackdown set for this weekend

Marine law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Asian carp found above Great Lakes electric barrier

A bighead Asian carp was found in Lake Calumet, the first discovered above the electric barrier system designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent the fish from entering the Great Lakes.

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