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This Hour's Headlines from CNN Radio and the CNN Wire

By By Michelle Wright CNN
Published On: May 16 2011 03:29:05 AM CDT
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US-Flooding

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says the final decision hasn't been made, but it is "extremely likely" the Army Corps of Engineers will open a major spillway in an effort to save the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Louisiana officials urge residents to evacuate.

Mitchell-Mideast-Envoy

A senior U.S. Official say George Mitchell is stepping down as the U.S. Mideast envoy. Mitchell has been working on a Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution.

Social-Security-Medicare-Trustees-Report

The trust funds of Social Security and Medicare will run dry sooner than expected, according to a report from from the programs' trustees. Combined, the cost of the programs would jump to 11.8% of the nation's economy by 2035. There would be enough to pay beneficiaries through 2036.

Georgia-Immigration-Law

Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state. The measure allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.

Sen-Kohl-Retirement

Another senator is bowing out. Three Democratic sources confirm to CNN that Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl will retire after serving four terms in the Senate.