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Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm

For some neighbors in Moore, Okla., the decision of taking cover away from home or sheltering in place made the difference between life and death.
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Apple CEO Defends Tax Practices At Senate Hearing

Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
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Drummer Waits For Gas, Uses Time Along Highway To Practice

Out of gas, a drummer in Baltimore, Md., pulled off onto the side of the interstate to wait for help. While waiting, he pulled out his drum kit and practiced. The highway department came with some gas.
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Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor

The former congressman's career appeared to be over when he resigned in 2011 because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about it. Now, he tells voters, "I've made some big mistakes. ... I hope I get a second chance to work for you." The Democratic primary is set for Sept. 10.
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House, Senate Consider Cuts In Food Stamp Program

Both the House and Senate are considering farm bills that would cut spending on food stamps, one of the most expensive government programs. But people disagree on how much the changes would affect recipients.
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Rescuers Check Piles Of Debris For Survivors In Moore, Okla.

Search and rescue teams continue digging through the rubble of demolished buildings in Moore, Okla., after Monday's devastating tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs. Officials there say there are still some people unaccounted for — exactly how many isn't clear.
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Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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