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national lead

May 22nd, 2013
05:33 PM ET

Mother and baby killed seeking shelter from storm

Monday's tornado killed 24 people. Among them were a young mother, Megan Futrell, and her baby, Case. They were crushed beneath the rubble, and found by survivor Dustin Ellison.

"I knew that it was bad when I saw it, the debris was unbelievable, it took a mile-wide tornado and made it look 2 1/2-miles wide," said Ellison.
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politics lead

May 22nd, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Analysis: Reporter labeled 'co-conspirator' by DOJ

A Fox News reporter is caught in the middle of what is sarcastically being called 'a conspiracy to commit journalism.'

Not only did the Justice Department label James Rosen a "co-conspirator" for soliciting information from a State Department contractor for a story, but Fox News is now reporting that the DOJ seized the phone records of Rosen's parents, and of at least five other phone lines associated with Fox News.
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May 22nd, 2013
11:23 AM ET

Tornado survivors crowded into underground shelters

Jerry Mosley was the general manager of an oil rig business obliterated by Monday's tornado. Mosley and ten others, mostly employees, crowded into two underground shelters to survive. They knew that things were going badly when insulation from an adjacent house flew into the bunkers' vents.

"It was scary, and I'm glad I'm a Christian, but it was scary," said Mosley.
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