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Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., talks with Renee Montagne about the flooding that has crippled his city. On Sunday, almost 7 inches of rain fell, the most ever recorded in the city's history.Read More

In Alaska, the North Pole City Council holds an election on Tuesday. The legally named Santa Claus has launched a write-in campaign. He's one of two contenders for two seats.Read More

The New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The NFL game was played in London, and The New York Times reports the Jets prepared for the trip by bringing 350 rolls of toilet paper.Read More

In Flint, Mich., lead levels are spiking in children's blood. A new drinking water source is being blamed. Researchers say the new cases of lead poisoning were preventable.Read More

At a gun show in Oregon, buyers and sellers talk about gun laws following last week's shooting at a community college. Some gun owners say the attack shouldn't be used as a reason to pass more laws.Read More

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