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Amid search, Joplin turns attention to rebuilding

May 30, 2011

Rescue and recovery work in Joplin was shadowed by uncertainty Wednesday as crews still hoping to find survivors combed areas that had already been searched several times and engineers entered the battered Joplin hospital where the tornado killed five to see if it could be salvaged.

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Tornado confirmed in Carbon County, Pa.

May 30, 2011

Last Monday night at about 7:25 P.M., an area of showers and thunderstorms spawned an EF-0 tornado in Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pa. The tornado had winds estimated at 75 mph, a maximum path width of 50 yards, and a path length of 0.2 miles.

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Decline in abortions seen in black women

May 30, 2011

New Guttmacher research finds that abortion rates declined among most groups of women between 2000 and 2008. However, one notable exception was poor women (those with family incomes less than 100% of the federal poverty level).

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Trump says no to presidential run

May 23, 2011

After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said last Monday he won’t run for president, choosing to stick with hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” over a bid for the Republican nomination. The reality TV star and real estate mogul made his announcement…

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South Carolina passes controversial Voter ID Bill

May 23, 2011

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle statistics show that nearly 180,000 voters in South Carolina – most of whom are elderly, student, minority or low-income voters – will be disenfranchised as a result of this discriminatory bill.

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Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice

May 15, 2011

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama’s choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden’s death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters.

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