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Joplin tornado in line with recent outbreak

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 10:15 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — Weather experts said it's unusual for deadly tornadoes to develop a few weeks apart in the U.S. But what made the two storm systems that barreled through a Missouri city and the South within the past month so rare is that tornadoes took direct aim at populated areas.

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