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This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado damage, Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Mayflower, Ark. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Courtesy of James Bryant)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, along with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, speaks at a joint news conference at Malacanang Palace in Manila, the Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. President Obama said a 10-year agreement signed Monday to give the U.S military greater access to Philippine bases will help promote regional security, improve armed forces training and shorten response times to humanitarian crises, including natural disasters. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students block a road with burning tires and chant slogan against the police and army, outside the main campus of Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The interior ministry blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hails and which the government has declared a terrorist group, for two deadly attacks on policemen on Wednesday. The group denies it is behind the violent campaign, and insists it is pursuing a peaceful protest strategy. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk)
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Graphic shows high school graduation rates in 2012.
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FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing in the Indian Ocean, as search efforts continue for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The underwater hunt for the missing jet will be expanded to include a massive swath of ocean floor that may take up to eight months to thoroughly search, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, April 28. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 robotic submarine has spent weeks scouring the initial search area for Flight 370 in the remote Indian Ocean far off Australia’s coast, but has found no trace of the missing plane, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. Officials are now looking to bring in new equipment that can search a larger patch of seabed for the plane, Abbott said. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair, File)
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A Buddhist Monk, left, and others pray for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 27, 2014. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of the deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Ayad Allawi, the leader of Iraq's main Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc and former Prime Minister, center, arrives at a polling station as his identity is checked by one of the voting watchers, for the Iraqi parliamentary election, in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, April 27, 2014. After voting Allawi expressed his views on the election, “really this is a shameful kind of elections, and I can categorize it by an election which is not worthy, not up to the standards of the Iraqi people, but this is the only way for change in Iraq, and I call upon all Iraqis to go to the ballot boxes to cast their votes to change the current situation,”Allawi said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to Stiviano. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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This photo made Thursday April 17, 2014, shows ongoing construction of a rail tunnel, center, at the Hudson Yards redevelopment site on Manhattan's west side in New York. Amtrak is constructing an 800-foot-long concrete box inside the project to preserve space for a tunnel from Newark to New York City that would allow it to double rail capacity across the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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In this photo taken from an helicopter and released by the Italian Police, a general view of the roads leading to St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, packed with faithful Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter's Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs. (AP Photo/Massimo Sestini, Italian Police, ho)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. TORNADOES RIP THROUGH CENTRAL, SOUTHERN U.S.

At least 16 people are dead in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma in a violent kick-start to the nation's twister season.

2. U.S. TO LEVY NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS

Obama says the United States will levy new sanctions on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow's alleged provocations in Ukraine.

3. EGYPT SENTENCES MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SPIRITUAL LEADER, HUNDREDS TO DEATH

A court issues preliminary death sentences against 683 alleged supporters of the ousted president and his Islamist group.

4. PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. REACH A MILESTONE

Grades for U.S. graduation rates now in "B" range as 80 percent of students, on average, receive diplomas.

5. A NEW PHASE IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE

After the initial area is completely combed without yielding a single clue, a second phase begins, expanding the underwater search.

6. WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON IN KOREA'S FERRY DISASTER

The official probe of the accident is now focusing on what the coast guard did after learning that the ship was sinking.

7. WHO IS VOTING EARLY IN IRAQ

One million police and security personnel are casting their votes two days before the rest of the 22 million registered in the country's first national elections since the U.S. withdrawal.

8. NEW NBA COMMISSIONER FACES FIRST CRISIS

Adam Silver's priority is verifying that it is Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice caught on tape making racist comments.

9. WHERE A NEW NYC TUNNEL IS LEADING

Nowhere, for the time being. The $185 million concrete access trench could connect to two new railway lines under the Hudson River, eventually.

10. VATICAN DECLARES JOHN PAUL II, JOHN XXIII SAINTS

In a rare celebration, two living popes lead the Catholic Church in canonizing two of its most-loved modern pontiffs.

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