South Sudan gained independence in 2011, but it has been locked in a bitter conflict with its northern neighbor. Rep. Frank Wolf (R.-Va.) just returned from the area. He talks with host Michel Martin about what some observers are calling a humanitarian crisis, and what the U.S. can do to help.
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WAYNE AND NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTIES THROUGH 1100 AM EST.AT 1009 AM EST...RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR DUBLIN, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE ONE HALF INCH DIAMETER HAIL. SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDE...DUBLIN...CAMBRIDGE CITY...HAGERSTOWN...CENTERVILLE AND FOUNTAIN CITY....MOUNT AUBURN...EAST GERMANTOWN...JACKSONBURG...GREENS FORK...ECONOMY...WILLIAMSBURG...WHITEWATER AND BETHEL ARE NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM.
Among the reports of more deadly violence in Pakistan today — about 70 people were killed in three incidents, DAWN reports — is word that about 20 of the deaths were the result of one militant group attacking another.
President Obama tells both Israel and Iran through an interview with The Atlantic that "as president of the United States, I don't bluff," when he leaves open the possibility of a U.S. military strike against Iran's nuclear program.
The areas inside the red lines are where tornadoes were being reported at 11:36 a.m. ET.
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Steve McDonald stands in the debris from the home of his mother-in-law, Mary Osman, who died when a tornado touched down Wednesday in Harrisburg, Ill. She was one of five people killed on Brady Street.
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The darker the color, the worse the weather is likely to be today.
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In Harrisburg, Ill., on Thursday: Kritstin Allen searched for valuables in her mother's home.
Five of the estimated 13 deaths from the tornadoes that pounded Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee on Wednesday happened on one "short avenue in a tight-knit neighborhood" of Harrisburg, Ill., the Los Angeles Times writes today.
Brady Street was pummeled. "There are no words to describe this," Dena McDonald, whose mother was killed there, tells the Times. The newspaper describes the aftermath this way: