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Published May 18, 2011, 09:41 AM

Flooding hinders shipping on the Mississippi River

JACKSON, Miss. — Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill, while officials kept an eye on the lower Delta where thousands of acres of farmland could be swamped by water that is inching closer to the top of a levee.

By: Alan Sayre, Associated Press

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