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Blake Shelton Holds Benefit Concert For Moore, OK

Blake Shelton is using the power of country music to help the devastated victims of the Moore, OK tornado.  Blake has teamed up with his wife Miranda Lambert, and friends Reba and Vince Gill.  "Healing the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert"  will be broadcast on television and we will have it airing live right here on XL Country 100.7.

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Before and After Interactive Map of Oklahoma Tornadoes

The tornadoes in Oklahoma earlier this week destroyed thousands of structures and claimed the lives of 24 people. Sometimes it's hard to imagine a single force that devastating. Here are before and after satellite images of the towns hit. Seeing the path of destruction helps us a little to understand what happened during the storm.

Many families are still in great need of assistance after having lost everything. Donate to the Red Cross to help get families the items necessary to fight through this tragedy. 

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Tornado Outbreak Slams Through Oklahoma
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Death Toll in Oklahoma Lowered to 24; Search for Survivors Continues

Officials in Oklahoma have lowered the number of deaths suffered to 24 in the massive tornado that swept through the town of Moore Monday night. Originally, the figure had been as high as 51, probably a result of double-counting.

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Tornado Survivor Finds Dog In Rubble [Video]

After all the tragedy surrounding the Oklahoma Tornado it is nice to see a happy story.  This lady is devastated after losing her home and her dog.  But during the interview the woman finds her lost pup buried under some debris. 

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Safe & Well – Find Out If Loved Ones Are OK

I used to live in Oklahoma City, and I still have friends there.

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Cars Destroyed by Oklahoma Tornado
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How You Can Help Victims of the Tornado in Oklahoma

A huge tornado touched down just outside of Oklahoma City earlier today, causing widespread destruction and leaving behind a yet-untold number of casualties.

To see how you can help those affected, see the list below

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Massive Tornado Destroys Area Near Oklahoma City; At Least 51 Killed [UPDATED]

An enormous tornado with a debris cloud two miles wide tore through the metropolitan area just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. EST: At least 51 people were killed in the storm, including seven children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, according to KFOR in Oklahoma City. The news station reported that 75 student and staff were inside the school when the storm struck. Officials said Monday night that the search of the rubble remaining of the school had turned to a recovery mission.

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Tornadoes, Huge Hail Batter Midwest, Plains States; More to Come

On Sunday, at least 25 tornadoes pummeled states across the Midwest and Great Plains. At least two people died in the storms. Even more harsh weather, and not just tornadoes, is set to hit much of the rest of the country on Monday.

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National Transportation Safety Board Wants To Lower Allowable Blood Alcohol Content To .05

Driving under the influence is stupid.  It's that simple.  However, it happens all the time and alcohol related crashes are still killing and injuring people every day.  The National Transportation Safety Board has released some recommendations on how the United States can get the number of people injured or killed down to zero.

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What Are the Best States for Retirement?

You’ve put the kids through college and paid off the mortgage, so now it’s time to kick back and relax.

So, where should you spend your golden years?

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Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
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World Trade Center Finally Gets Its Spire (Photos)

One World Trade Center, which will soon become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, received one of its final pieces today: the spire that will sit atop the skyscraper.

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George W. Bush Library Dedication Attended By President Obama And Former Presidents
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All Five Presidents Gather to Dedicate George W. Bush’s Library

On Thursday afternoon at Southern Methodist University outside Dallas, President Obama and former Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gathered at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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