published Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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    A child is passed along a human chain of people after being pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along a human chain of rescuers.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

1) OKLAHOMA TORNADO FLATTENS NEIGHBORHOODS, KILLS DOZENS

At least 20 of the 51 victims of the storm were children caught in an elementary school in the eye of the storm, with a death toll expected to rise.

2) AP PHOTOGRAPHER: 'ALL I COULD SEE WAS DESTRUCTION'

Sue Ogrocki photographed children being pulled from the wreckage of the school, "a heaping mound of rubble too big to be a home."

3) A RARE AND DEADLY COINCIDENCE

Monday's powerful storm followed roughly the same route as a killer twister that slammed the region in 1999.

4) EX-IRS CHIEF TO ANSWER CONGRESS ABOUT TEA PARTY TARGETING

Former commissioner Douglas Shulman is testifying before a Senate committee about what he knew about the singling out of conservative groups.

5) THE PATH THAT LED TO A $1.1 BILLION PAYDAY

David Karp dropped out of high school, then created Tumblr, which has been acquired by Yahoo in a blockbuster deal.

6) JODI ARIAS FACES HER JURY

She is the only witness in her defense as the Arizona jury decides whether to sentence her to death for stabbing and shooting her onetime boyfriend.

7) CLOSING THE CASE ON MISSING UTAH MOM

Officials said they believe Susan Powell's brother-in-law was "heavily involved" in getting rid of her body, but said they couldn't solve the 3 ½-year-old case.

8) CHINESE FISHING BOAT RELEASED BY NORTH KOREA

The boat with 16 fishermen aboard was seized for ransom two weeks ago, but was let go without money exchanging hands.

9) EX-DICTATOR'S GENOCIDE CONVICTION OVERTURNED

Guatemala's top court ordered a new trial for Efrain Rios Montt three days after he was convicted for his role in massacres of Mayans during the country's civil war.

10) FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE DOORS DIES AT 74

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek helped form the seminal '60s band after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California.

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