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House Republicans plan to keep trying their new piecemeal approach to solving the shutdown, setting up yet another round of votes Wednesday on bills that would fund veterans affairs and national parks — and adding new bills to fund the National Institutes of Health and to pay the National Guard and the military reserves.
Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza announced the "temporary occupation" of a factory that produces toilet paper in the state of Aragua to review the "production, marketing and distribution (of) toilet paper," following embarrassing shortages earlier this year.
The number of people unaccounted for from Colorado's devastating flooding has fallen dramatically as rescuers reach stranded victims and electricity and phone services are restored to ravaged areas, allowing residents to contact family, friends or authorities.
As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains — revealing toppled homes, buckled highways and fields of tangled debris — rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding.
The search for people stranded from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado grew more difficult Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from the flooded areas still out of reach.
A summer that began with ferocious wildfires ended with disastrous floods in Colorado as a late burst of rain Sunday hampered rescue efforts and fueled flash-flood warnings in waterlogged communities.
The rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Authorities expected to find more fatalities when full scope of destruction emerged.
Several Colorado communities entered red-flag, near-panic mode early Friday, as the National Guard began evacuating the entire town of Lyons, and high-mobility vehicles were sent to relocate nearly 2,000 people to safety.