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Posted: April 8, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s been a long time since it’s done this, so people kind of weren’t expecting it.” Fire Chief Mike Knight of Pelham, Ala., after heavy rain hit and dozens of residents had to be rescued from flooded homes

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Senate OKs bill on jobless benefits

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., head to the chamber during the vote on restoring jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, legislation that expired late last year, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 7, 2014. With their 17-day spring break beckoning at the end of the week, House and Senate lawmakers will have to scramble to reach agreement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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