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    U.S. Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding Kill Dozens

    For many, it was a tragic holiday. A twister with winds topping 200 mph ravaged a Dallas suburb, killing at least 11 people over Saturday night, while Midwestern flooding killed 13, adding to a weekend total of more than 40 U.S. weather fatalities across the South, Southeast and Midwest. After record Christmas warmth on the East Coast, snowstorms pummeled Texas, 1500 flights were canceled yesterday, and the governors of Missouri and New Mexico declared states of emergency. Now four states are broadcasting tornado warnings — and hoping for better weather in 2016.

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