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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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College Athlete Unselfishly Ends Career to Donate Bone Marrow and Save a Stranger’s Life

Cameron Lyle may be an athlete, but he’s also a hero.

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Boston Manhunt Ends

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead

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Police Celebrate Capture of Marathon Bombing Suspect
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Boston Marathon Bombers: One Suspect Captured; One Dead [UPDATED]

The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been captured. Dzokhar Tsarnaev was taken into police custody Friday night -- five days after the bombing that left three dead and left more than 100 injured, police said. The 19-year-old was apprehended after a manhunt that began Thursday night with the fatal shooting of an MIT officer and extended into the evening hours on Friday.

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Officials Say 12 Bodies Recovered at Texas Fertilizer Blast Site

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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Major Police Operation Underway in Boston Suburb [UPDATED]

6:55 AM ET:  The AP is reporting that the suspects are from Chechnya, and have lived in the US for at least one year. The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Ma. NBC News is reporting that both suspects are brothers. Sources say that the men may have military experience, according to law enforcement officials.

6:30 AM ET: CNN is reporting that officials are worried that the suspect who remains at large could have explosives on his body. An official tells the network that the suspect killed overnight had explosives on his body.  As a result, city officials have suspended all public transportation for the time being. Those in Watertown and the surrounding neighborhoods are being urged to shelter in place until further notice. Many colleges have cancelled classes for the day.  Businesses are being told not to open. 

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