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Monday, May 23, 2011

89 dead after tornado in Joplin, Missouri; number expected to rise - CNN.com

89 dead after tornado in Joplin, Missouri; number expected to rise - CNN.com
The tornado is the fourth-deadliest since the National Weather Service began keeping count in 1950.

The tornado caused severe damage to one of the two hospitals in the city.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Across Syria, fears, deaths mount, Syrians say - CNN.com

Across Syria, fears, deaths mount, Syrians say - CNN.com
Syrian military tanks began shelling two residential areas in Homs, killing at least five people, and 13 people were slain in Daraa, 11 when tanks destroyed homes and two by sniper fire; and one person was killed in Jasem, according to Ammar Qurabi, chairman of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria.

This brings the number of slain protesters to 776 since demonstrations began in the middle of March, and the total of those arrested to 9,000, according to figures compiled by his group.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/05/11/syria.unrest/

The Mississippi River floods parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas

Floodwaters pour toward 'last place on Earth that needs' more water - CNN.com
CNN - The swollen Mississippi River rolled south Wednesday, swamping emptied-out towns and businesses, and threatening untold damage to areas still recovering from a series of natural disasters.

In Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, authorities and residents braced for the days ahead.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/11/flooding/

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bin Laden is dead, sources say – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Bin Laden is dead, sources say – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official tells CNN.

Read more at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/01/obama-to-make-statment-tonight-subject-unknown/?hpt=C1