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Texas Town Staggered By Massive Explosion

When volunteer firefighters in the city of West, Texas, about 20 miles north of Waco, arrived to battle a fire at a fertilizer plant, they encountered a disaster in the making. Steve Inskeep and David Greene have more details on the explosion that followed Wednesday night.
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Police Say Fires Burning But Under Control After Texas Blast

David Greene has the latest on Wednesday night's explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, where at least five people are dead and more than 100 were injured.
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Eyewitnesses To Texas Explosion Describe The Scene

David Greene has an eyewitness account of Wednesday night's explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. West resident Julia Zahirniak and her son Anthony, who were across the street at West Intermediate School when the plant exploded, spoke with NPR's John Burnett.
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Blast Rips Through West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant

A fertilizer plant exploded near Waco, Texas, Wednesday night. The explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, a community about 20 miles north of Waco, happened around 7 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north.
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West, Texas, Responds To Massive Plant Explosion

In the Texas town, of West, a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled buildings for blocks in every direction. A nursing home was evacuated.
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Obama's Pressure Fails To Get Gun Measure Passed

President Obama delivered a scathing speech from the Rose Garden late Wednesday, in which he excoriated the Senate for failing to pass gun control legislation that would have required more thorough background checks for buyers of certain firearms.

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