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Tornado Ravages Alabama City; Storm Toll Grows

NY Times News Service @ Truthout - The death toll in five Southern states rose sharply Thursday morning to nearly 200 after devastating storms ripped through the region, spawning a deadly tornado in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala., and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings in an area already battered by storms.

Across Alabama, at least 128 people were killed — 13 in the Birmingham area alone...read more.

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