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Need to Know News: Flooding isolates Vermont communities; Vick gets $100M deal
August 30th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Need to Know News: Flooding isolates Vermont communities; Vick gets $100M deal

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For August 30, 2011 – Flooding isolates Vermont communities, Gadhafi family flees to Algeria, Michael Vick signs mega-million dollar deal...

• Vermont's misery continues as flooding isolates community: "Residents of Vermont know their work is cut out for them as they struggle for normalcy after enduring the wrath of Irene. The landlocked rural state saw fast-moving floods spawned by the storm swarm towns from Brattleboro to Woodstock."

Gadhafi family flees: "The wife of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning, Algerian diplomats said."

• August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan: "August has been the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the conflict began nearly 10 years ago. Sixty-six American troops have died this month, topping July 2010 when 65 troops died, according to a CNN tally."

• Polygamist leader Jeffs in coma, sources say: "Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, a state prison official and his attorney said. A source familiar with Jeffs' medical condition told CNN Monday that Jeffs was in a coma. The source did not provide further details."

• Vick, Eagles reach $100-million deal: "At least in spurts last season, Michael Vick played like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Now, he’s going to be paid like one. Vick agreed to a whopping six-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles on Monday, with $40 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old Vick could now be in Philadelphia through the 2016 season."

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