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May 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. TORNADO ROARS THROUGH OKLAHOMA CITY SUBURBS

The twister, with winds up to 200 mph, reduces block after residential block to runs and leaves dozens dead.

2. A RARE AND DEADLY COINCIDENCE

Monday's powerful storm followed roughly the same route as a killer twister that slammed the region in 1999.

3. THE PATH THAT LED TO A $1.1 BILLION PAYDAY

David Karp dropped out of high school, then created Tumblr, which has been acquired by Yahoo in a blockbuster deal.

4. WHO WAS OUT OF THE LOOP ON THE IRS AUDIT

Top advisers say they did not immediately inform Obama, reflecting an apparent desire to distance him from troubles threatening his administration.

5. JODI ARIAS TRIAL IN TURMOIL

Her lawyers try to quit in the middle of the death-penalty phase, then say they'll call just one witness: Arias herself.

6. THE SCOPE OF NYPD SPYING

A detective describes surveillance of Muslims as narrowly targeted on a few individuals. But text messages obtained by the AP show wide-ranging effort.

7. WHY BLOODSHED IN IRAQ IS ESPECIALLY TROUBLING

A wave of deadly attacks is raising fears that the country could be turning down the path toward civil war.

8. MANDELA'S DECLINE ACCOMPANIED BY DISILLUSIONMENT

The sense of possibility that the aging leader embodied is fading in South Africa as the gulf between rich and poor widens.

9. WHERE LAND IS AT A PREMIUM

Across the Midwest, farmers are planting crops on almost any scrap of available acreage to take advantage of high corn and soybean prices.

10. FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE DOORS DIES AT 74

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek helped form the seminal '60s band after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California.

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