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Obama ramps up recovery help for tornado-hit South

The US government ramped up efforts on Saturday to help thousands of homeless victims of the country's second deadliest recorded tornado outbreak.

US tornado losses seen in billions

President Barack Obama promised federal aid on Friday to the tornado-ravaged US South, where deadly twisters have killed at least 339 people.

Eleven killed in Alabama shooting spree

Eleven people, including the suspected gunman and his mother, were killed in a shooting spree and car chase in southern Alabama on Tuesday.

Tornadoes kill at least 17 across southern US

Tornadoes swept across the Southern United States and killed at least 17 people across three states, ripping up a hospital and a high school, CNN and Fox News reported on Friday. They said nine were killed in Georgia, where a hospital was hit, seven in Alabama where a high school was torn open and collapsed, and one, a little girl, in Missouri.

US tornadoes kill 11, school collapses

Tornadoes ripped across the Southern and Midwestern United States on Thursday and killed at least 11 people, most of whom had been taking shelter in a high school that collapsed in southern Alabama. Five people died when the school building was torn open by the twister in the southern Alabama town of Enterprise.

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