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Midwestern United States: Region that includes parts of Canada and the United States
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau. It occupies the northern central part of the United States. It was officially named the North Central Region by the Census Bureau until 1984. It is located between the Northeastern United States and the Western United States, with Canada to its north and the Southern United States to its south.


CDC revises down number of vaping-related illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state officials have been investigating an outbreak that began materializing in the Midwest in July
CBS News - Published

Anti-abortion activists rally against Illinois abortion law

This year, states across the Midwest and South have been busy passing laws to restrict access to abortions, but in Illinois lawmakers did just the opposite. CBS News reporter Kate Smith attended one..
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Videos for Midwestern United States

The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend [Video]The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend

This weekend, the northern lights could be visible in the northern United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the lights will be best seen on Saturday and Sunday. This is..

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NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather [Video]NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents on Friday to take the massive heat wave 'seriously' as it is expected to get worse this weekend. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean-Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the Midwest’s most delightful surprises.
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Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested amid corn-ethanol rules

The patience of Miller and many other Midwest farmers with a president they mostly supported in 2016 is being put sorely to the test
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Heat wave gripping much of the South and Midwest

Forecasters say most of the South will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees.
USATODAY.com - Published

Heat wave fuels 'crazy heat, even for Mississippi' and power demand record in Texas

Forecasters warn about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the South and Midwest.
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U.S. Midwest farm economy hit hard by record floods - Fed banks

U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys..
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U.S. Midwest farm incomes fall in second quarter in wake of record floods

U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to a banker survey released on Thursday by the..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon launching drug surveillance balloons over Midwest

Unmanned surveillance balloons launched from South Dakota to conduct surveillance over the Midwest.  
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With Detroit debate, Democrats plot a comeback in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's election and other 2018​ victories are serving as a roadmap for Democrats plotting a comeback in Michigan, a state critical to rebuilding a blue wall in the Midwest that..
CBS News - Published

Farmers reckon with the idea of "climate change" amid a changing climate

Thousands across the Midwest are still struggling to recover after historic flooding left entire towns and farms underwater. In a new “CBSN Originals” documentary, Adam Yamaguchi meets a Nebraska..
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"I'm not a climate change guy, but...": Farmers reckon with new reality

This spring, a series of record-breaking storms hit the Midwest. For farmers, the reality of a changing climate is getting harder to deny
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As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief

With a record-breaking heat wave intensifying over much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast through the weekend, it was a bad time for Annie McQueen's air conditioner to break down in her New York City..
Reuters - Published

Record highs expected as heat wave hits Midwest, East Coast

More than 150 million people are expected to be impacted this weekend by a heat wave hitting the Midwest and East Coast. Natalie Brand reports from Washington and Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN in New York..
CBS News - Published

Tens of millions enduring record-setting high temperatures

Washington D.C. joined dozens of cities in declaring a weather-related emergency ahead of record-breaking temperatures expected throughout the weekend. Cities in the Midwest are also preparing for..
CBS News - Published

Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and prompting..
Reuters - Published

Heat wave broils eastern, central U.S., utilities poised for demand

A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and leading..
Reuters - Published

Bacteria keeps people off Mississippi beaches

Toxic bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium, which can cause rashes, diarrhea and vomiting...
USATODAY.com - Published

Mississippi Closes Beaches Because of Algae Blooms

Heavy rains in the Midwest have sent a surge of freshwater into the Gulf of Mexico, which led to blooms of toxic algae along the state’s coast.
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Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un and talks “new future” with North Korea; Midwest braces for soaring temperatures.
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Midwest braces for soaring temperatures

It's another hot day for millions of Americans — especially in the Midwest. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli has more on what’s ahead for the holiday week.
CBS News - Published

Trump touts ethanol victory, but Iowans remain concerned

"We've got multiple tariff wars going on. We've got widespread weather, flooding in the Midwest," an Iowa farmer says. "We're in a real economic crunch here."
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Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster

The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk.
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Low prices, floods and trade wars plague American farmers, putting their survival at risk

Rains that delayed planting in the Midwest compound the crisis for farmers already struggling with low prices and trade wars.
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Springtime blizzard headed towards Midwest; Toddler with Spina Bifida inspires millions
CBS News - Published

Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp

Researchers are experimenting with a Rube Goldberg-esque mix of tactics to control hearty, nonnative swimmers that re-engineer nutrient-rich Midwest waters.
NYTimes.com - Published

Catastrophic Midwest flooding impact farmers

Rain is expected to keep falling across the central U.S. this week as rivers continue to rise. The Arkansas River is already at a record high flood level. Omar Villafranca has more on the impact on..
CBS News - Published

Disaster aid passes Congress after months of delays over costs, border wall and Trump's feud with Puerto Rico

The House Monday passed a bipartisan disaster aid bill aimed at helping victims of California wildfires, Midwest flooding and tropical hurricanes.
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In the Midwest, Relentless Floods Dredge Up ‘Shadow’ of 1993

The Great Flood of 1993, one of the worst in American history, left entire towns ravaged. With heavy spring rains and saturated soil, some fear a repeat.
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Planting the Seeds of a Story With Farmers in the Midwest

We talked about weather cycles, commodity prices, tariffs and Trump. Then we drove off to the next field.
NYTimes.com - Published

Arkansas, Oklahoma brace for historic flooding in storm-hit U.S. Midwest

Communities along the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma and Arkansas prepared on Wednesday for further flooding, with the mayor of Tulsa urging thousands of residents behind the city's aging levees to..
Reuters - Published

Tornado barrage leaves path of destruction from Kansas to Pennsylvania

A two-week roar of tornadoes that has ravaged much of the Midwest descended on Kansas on Tuesday, blasting homes and businesses and injuring at least a dozen people.
USATODAY.com - Published

More severe weather forecast for Midwest after string of tornadoes, flooding

Tornadoes touched down in Ohio and Indiana, causing major damage and killing at least one person. Flooding and heavy rain are also threatening the region. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson..
CBS News - Published

One killed, scores hurt by Ohio tornadoes as U.S. Midwest braces for more

A spate of tornadoes pulverized buildings in western Ohio early on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring scores of others and requiring emergency officials to send out snowplows to clear debris from a..
Reuters - Published

Midwest flooding rises amid concerns levees may not withstand high water levels

Millions are at risk from severe flooding in the Midwest, especially around the Arkansas River. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joined CBSN for more on what the National Weather..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Tornadoes tear through the Midwest

Violent tornadoes wipe out entire neighborhoods in Indiana and Ohio, launching a frantic search for people trapped in the debris. Also, a stabbing attack on schoolgirls in Japan overnight kills at..
CBS News - Published

'Large and dangerous tornado' strikes near Dayton, Ohio

The latest round of severe weather to hit the Midwest destroyed buildings near Dayton, Ohio.
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Trump leaves Japan, deadly Midwest storms and 'Talent' returns: 5 things to know Tuesday

Donald Trump concludes his trip to Japan and the Midwest prepares for historic flooding.
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Flooding in the Midwest: 4 Rivers Surge, Along With Residents’ Worries

The threat of flooding has been relentless along four Midwestern rivers. With more crests coming, residents pile sandbags, watch levees and wait.
NYTimes.com - Published

In the Midwest, Heavy Rains, Devastating Floods and ‘Then the Sirens Go’

First came floods across Nebraska and Iowa. Then the Mississippi River rose and rose, threatening towns. And on Wednesday, a series of violent tornadoes tore through the region.
NYTimes.com - Published

Congress on verge of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

The package would deliver aid for southern states suffering from last fall's hurricanes, Midwestern states deluged with springtime floods, and fire-ravaged rural California
CBS News - Published

May storms cause damage in the Midwest

A tornado touched down near Tulsa International Airport amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway.
USATODAY.com - Published

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