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Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern US, Killing 12

By Christina Huynh and Tim Talley

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — A broad tornado sliced through Little Rock’s suburbs Sunday, killing at least 11 people and leaving behind a miles-long path of destruction as a powerful system rumbling off the Plains provided a violent kick-start to the nation’s tornado season.

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Profiles Of Those Killed By Arkansas Tornado

By Christina Huynh

FERNDALE, Ark. (AP) — A fierce tornado that swept through Arkansas killed more than a dozen people, including two sisters and their father, part of a large family that had gathered for a “normal” evening before the storm drove them to seek shelter under a staircase.

Full story here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/profiles-those-killed-arkansas-tornado