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DENVER (AP) — Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what is normally a rare bacterial disease in the state. Fifteen people have contracted tularemia (too-lah-'REE-mee-ah), or rabbit fever, so far this year.
The European Central Bank's governing council has decided to maintain the emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) lifeline to Greek banks at the level set on June 26, the Frankfurt-based bank said in a statement. The ECB's council held a telephone conference call Monday evening on Greece's cash crisis after Greek voters rejected further austerity measures in a bailout referendum Sunday. The eurozone central bank also noted that ELA can only be provided against sufficient collateral and for Greek banks that collateral relies to a "significant extent" on assets linked to the debt-wracked government.