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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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Massive Tornado Destroys Area Near Oklahoma City; At Least 24 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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New $100 Bills Coming in October

Get ready to throw away all those ratty old Benjamins that are just laying around your house—the newly designed $100 bill will be going into circulation in October.

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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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Boston Bombing Suspect Manhunt Photos

Boston remains on lockdown as police and federal officials look for at least one remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, one suspect was killed in a shootout early this morning with police. Residents are locked down in their homes while police do a house by house search, here is an incredible collection of photos but togehter by imgur user "jauris2."

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David Lee Roth, Talks About Anything, And Does On Jay Mohr’s Podcast

David Lee Roth, the lead singer of Van Halen is up to his old tricks. He likes to talk, and he is doing a lot of that lately. As long as someone listens he will talk. About what? Anything, how much time you got?

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Boston Marathon Explosions: How You Can Help

Three people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday afternoon when two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rescue organizations have gathered to help and at the the tragic scene, but how can you help?

The Huffington Post has put together a helpful list of ways:

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Officials From Grandma’s Marathon React to the Explosions at the Boston Marathon

In response to the tragic explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon leaving at least 3 dead and injuring at least 130, the staff of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth has issued the following statement:

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See Videos of Boston Marathon Explosions and Aftermath

Sad news from Boston today as two explosions targeting the Boston Marathon finish line detonated killing and injuring dozens of people. The finish line is littered with cameras both video and still and no doubt more images and video will be released in the coming days and weeks, but here is what is out there right now.

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Source:  PeteBerlin2003 via flickr
Source: PeteBerlin2003 via flickr
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Boston Marathon Explosion; Death Count At 12 [Developing]

Officials at the scene of the Boston Marathon - where two explosions have gone off - are placing the death count at 12, with nearly 50 injured.

The first of the explosions occurred in  the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel - a complex that acts as race headquarters - near the finish line

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Source:  PeteBerlin2003 via flickr
Source: PeteBerlin2003 via flickr
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Boston Marathon Explosion; Police Investigate Incident At Finish Line

BREAKING:  Police are investigating reports of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  The hotel that serves as the headquarters for the event is in a state of lockdown, as officials sort out the details

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Obama Administration Versus The Catholic Church; US Council Of Bishops Continues Their Legal Fight Against The HHS And Religious Freedoms

Now that the election is over, the fight between Barack Obama and the Catholic Church is over - right?  Not so fast.

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