1. DISASTER

    Nine Children Dead in Oklahoma

    Survivors of Okla. tornado on Monday. (Sue Ogrocki/aP)

    A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner has confirmed 24 deaths, including nine children, relating to the tornado that ripped through the suburb of Moore on Monday, lowering earlier assessments. The office had reported as many as 91 deaths earlier, but the spokeswoman said that bodies had been counted twice in the chaos of the storm's aftermath. Area hospitals report at least 240 injured. Experts have classified the storm, which decimated several neighborhoods and two elementary schools, as an F4 (out of 5) on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

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