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People walk across an area damaged by flash floods in Leh, in Indian-controlled Kashmir's normally arid, mountainous region of Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The sudden overnight downpour and flash floods swept away houses and killed dozens of people, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

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Debris from the Mount Karangetang volcano lies on the shoulder of the mountain in Siau, part of Indonesia's Sulawesi island chain , in this July 27, 2006, file photo. A disaster official said Mount Karangetang spewed lava and hot ash hundreds of yards into the air on Friday Aug. 6, 2010. Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. (AP Photo/Arter, File)

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Graphic compares the BP oil spill with other sources of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, such as natural seepage and leaks

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ASSOCIATED PRESS A tree is uprooted in the yard of a home that is for sale in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Va. after storms caused damage and power outages, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.

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Haiti's presidential candidate and hip hop singer Wyclef Jean, left, talks to a local journalist in Croix de Bouquets, Haiti, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Haitian President Rene Preval met with presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean for more than two hours on Thursday, touching off a new round of speculation as to whether the singer will be allowed to run in Nov. 28 elections. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A family trapped by heavy flooding is evacuated with other residents on a Pakistani army helicopter in Sanawan near Multan in central Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Flood survivors loaded down with possessions fled a growing deluge in Pakistan's most populous province Thursday as the government came under renewed criticism for its response to the worst monsoon rains in decades. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

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NVHomes is building 102 town homes at the Villages of Urbana Towns in Urbana. The homes have 2,006 to 2,388 finished square feet, with base prices from $279,990 to $329,990.

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The main level of the Vanderbilt model at the Villages of Urbana has a living room that leads into the family room and kitchen. Optional columns flank the doorway into the family room.

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Williamsburg Homes is building 64 town homes at the Enclave at Ellicott Station in Ellicott City. The homes have 2,170 to 2,650 finished square feet and are priced from the low to upper $400,000s.

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JP Brehony Homes is building 10 to 15 single-family homes on sites of 10,000 to 18,000 square feet at the Cottage Collection in Vienna. The homes have 2,116 to 2,600 finished square feet, with base prices from $795,000 to $980,000.

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Eddie Forsythe (left) and Don Rorabough dump a box of blue crabs onto a sorting table at B.K. Seafood in Yscloskey, La., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Commercial and recreational fishing, with some restrictions, has started up again in southeast Louisiana in areas that were closed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP Photo/Chuck Cook)

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In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 4:41 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, the new 75-ton cap sits atop the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a significant step toward stopping the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP said Wednesday that mud that was forced down its blown-out well was holding back the flow of crude in the Gulf of Mexico and it was in a "static condition." (AP Photo/BP PLC)

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FILE - This May 20, 2008 file photo shows Wyclef Jean speaking during a news conference in New York. The former head of Haiti's Chamber of Deputies says singer Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of a nation struggling to recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake, Aug. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

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HARPERCOLLINS Sarah Palin gets a bad rap because "she is everything that her critics are not, and as a result, they attack."

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Flood-stricken Pakistanis wait outside a relief center to get food supply on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Relief work for some 3.2 million people has been delayed by swamped roads, washed-out bridges and downed communication lines, and survivors have complained about government inaction. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, speaks at a press conference held to address the reopening of commercial fishing areas along the Louisiana coast behind a chest of shrimp caught this morning in Dixon Bay in Venice, La., Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Standing behind Jindal are St. Bernard Parish president Craig Taffaro, left, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham and Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this photo taken July 9, 2010, Serge Latour, left and Jack Rudloe, right, examine some of the gulf life from the collectors at the docks of the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, Fla. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Jack Rudloe is working on a "Noah's Ark" project at the facility to protect the species in the gulf effected by the oil. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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In this photo taken July 9, 2010, Jack Rudloe holds a Kemp's Ridley, claimed to be the most endangered sea turtle, at his Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, Fla. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Rudloe is working on a "Noah's Ark" project to protect the species in the gulf effected by the oil. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface _ part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare. When particles from the eruption reach Earth on the evening of Aug. 3-4, they may trigger a brilliant auroral display known as the Northern Lights. (AP Photo/NASA)

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A woman washes clothes in floodwaters at her collapsed house in Camp Karoona village near Nowshera, Pakistan, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Pakistan's impoverished northwest has been wracked by the worst floods in the country's history, a disaster that has claimed some 1,100 lives, wiped out whole villages and left families clinging to the tops of collapsed houses in the hope of being rescued. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)