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Okla. Officials Toss Around Storm Shelter Issue After Twister

In Moore, Okla, officials are figuring out how to rebuild after Monday's deadly tornado. They are concerned about everything from threats to public health to hiring contractors to haul a big chunk of their town away. The schools in Moore that took direct hits from the tornado had no storm shelters.

Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program

Federal prisoners can request compassionate release if they are terminally ill, but a recent investigation found that many die while their requests drift through the system. Now, prison leaders say they will simplify the approval process and start tracking requests electronically.

Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language

Elysha O'Brien calls herself a "Mexican white girl." Not just because of her ethnically ambiguous appearance, she says, but also because she can't speak Spanish. Fearing their children would experience discrimination if they spoke Spanish, her parents chose not to teach them their native tongue.

Lois Lerner's Brief And Awful Day On Capitol Hill

The IRS bureaucrat showed up long enough at a House hearing into the scandal engulfing her agency to declare her innocence and her constitutional right to say no more.