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May 22nd, 2013
09:57 PM ET

Family is alive after riding out tornado in storm cellar

Tonight the deaths of 24 people from Monday's destructive tornado is raising new questions about whether there is a way to better protect people from the threat of tornadoes and extreme weather.

Moore's website clearly states:

"We at the City of Moore Emergency Management Department advocate that every residence have a storm safe-room or an underground cellar."

Mayor of tornado-ravaged town: New law needed to keep people safe

Yet the city estimates that only about 10 percent of homes in Moore actually have an underground shelter.
And as we've seen and heard from survivors of Monday's tornado – these shelters often mean the difference between life and death.

Ed Lavandera has the story OutFront.


Filed under: Oklahoma Tornado
May 22nd, 2013
09:17 PM ET

Weiner seeks a political comeback with NYC mayoral bid

After months of speculation and nearly two years after he resigned from Congress because of a sexting scandal - New York's disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he's running for New York City's mayor.

He announced his candidacy with a two-minute online ad.

"I've made some big mistakes, I know I let a lot of people down, but I've also learned some tough lessons, I'm running for mayor because I've been fighting for the middle class my entire life, and I hope I get a second chance to work for you." Weiner said.

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But are voters ready to give Weiner a second chance?

OutFront tonight: Radio show host Stephanie Miller, CNN Opinion writer Dean Obeidallah and CNN contributor Reihan Salam.


Filed under: Politics
May 22nd, 2013
09:02 PM ET

Coburn: Shelters is none of our business; leave it up to the state

CNN confirmed Wednesday that seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, crushed by tornado debris. 

Would they be alive if the school had a storm shelter?

Could the city, the state or the federal government have done more to prevent the magnitude of this tragedy?
Key questions as president Obama prepares to visit the storm ravaged areas on Sunday.

Today his Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured the affected area.

The death toll from Monday's tornado now stands at 24. Oklahoma government puts the injured at 325 people.

OutFront tonight: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).


Filed under: News • Oklahoma Tornado • Politics
May 22nd, 2013
08:38 PM ET

Tsarnaev acquaintance killed during FBI questioning

A Chechen national who had been granted political asylum by the United States was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Florida early Wednesday morning - while being investigated for ties to the bombing suspects.

Official: Dead Boston bombings suspect involved in 2011 slayings

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John Zarrella is OutFront from Orlando with the report.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • Crime • News
May 22nd, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Teen invents technology that could charge cell in under 30 seconds

Disasters like the devastating tornado in Oklahoma often strike without warning and cell phones are invaluable. They often are the only resource for many.

That is, until they lose power.

Recharge your cellphone in 30 seconds

Remember Hurricane Sandy? Imagine what a relief it would have been if those cell phones could have been re-charged in under 30 seconds. Yes, you'd still need power. But only a quick hit.

Our Dan Simon reports on a young girl who may have just figured out how to do it.


Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Tech
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