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5 things to know this morning

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

1. Tornadoes rip through central, Southern U.S.

At least 16 people are dead in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma in a violent kick-start to the nation's twister season.

2. U.S. to levy new Russia sanctions

Obama says the United States will levy new sanctions on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow's alleged provocations in Ukraine.

3. Egypt sentences Muslim brotherhood spiritual leader, hundreds to death

A court issues preliminary death sentences against 683 alleged supporters of the ousted president and his Islamist group.

4. Public high schools in the U.S. reach a milestone

Grades for U.S. graduation rates now in "B'' range as 80 percent of students, on average, receive diplomas.

5. A new phase in search for missing Malaysian plane

After the initial area is completely combed without yielding a single clue, a second phase begins, expanding the underwater search.

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