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Tornados Sweep Across Iowa; Qaddafi Forces Enter Strategic Town


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 10, 2011

    • As many as 11 towns in Iowa were struck by tornados last night. [CNN]
    • In Libya, Muammar Qaddafi’s forces heavily bombarded the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiyah. [Reuters]
    • The Times has this terribly sad story about babies born addicted to opiates. [NYT]
  • A government official defended Japan’s management of the country’s recent crises, saying that the size and scope of the disasters were more than could be planned for. [NYT]
  • A 30-year-old woman died in a car crash in Brooklyn last night. Her boyfriend, who was driving the car, is being charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, DWI, reckless driving and speeding. [Gothamist]
  • “Truth was, lying quietly on sand in her glass tank, Mia didn’t quite match her worldwide hype. But that didn’t keep a horde of adults and children from showing up to see her on a brilliantly sunny spring day in the Bronx.” [ABC]
  • Someone in the East Village has had enough of their toilet. [EV Grieve]

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