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Joplin tornado

Jun 1, 2011 — Ten days after the twister tore through the city, causing at least 124 deaths, officials say they've found all those who were initially missing.
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May 27, 2011 — Officials report that in the past 24 hours, 90 people reported they're OK or were located, and 6 people from the original 232 missing were confirmed to have been killed. The official death toll is 132.
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May 27, 2011 — The tornado death toll in Joplin rises; three die in Atlanta storms; flooding in Vermont; Ratko Mladic to return to court; the Miami Heat defeat the Chicago Bulls and advance to the NBA finals.
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May 26, 2011 — "Get me off of there!" 75-year-old Sally Adams told the AP earlier today when a reporter informed her that her name is the first on the list of 232 people who haven't been accounted for since a massive tornado blew through Joplin, Mo., on Sunday.
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May 26, 2011 — "I'm going to have to learn," correspondent Alan Greenblatt writes. "Be safe," people are saying to each other around here this week. Meaning, be sensible.
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May 26, 2011 — While sobering, that's well below the 1,500 figure that some news outlets were reporting as recently as Wednesday.
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May 25, 2011 — From above, the scope of this week's deadly tornadoes is stunning. A satellite from NASA's GOES project was recording as Joplin, Mo., was struck on Sunday. And there are images of the storms that rolled over much of the nation's midsection Tuesday.
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May 25, 2011 — Officials hope that most of the missing just haven't been able to get in touch with authorities, friends or family yet. They're urging residents who are away to report in, with a phone call or online.
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May 24, 2011 — Can homes, schools, hospitals and office buildings be built to be tornado-proof? After the death and destruction we've seen in recent weeks in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., that is likely on many minds. But an engineer lays out the difficulties.
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May 24, 2011 — Already struggling to recover from Sunday's devastating tornado that killed more than 100 people, residents of Joplin, Mo., have more severe weather to worry about later today.
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