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Will High Gas Prices Affect Your Memorial Day Travel Plans? [POLL]

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and many people will be hitting the road to join in some Memorial Day festivities with their friends and families.  Whether you're heading to a friend's barbecue or attending one of the holiday events downtown, you'll probably be doing some driving this weekend.  Unfortunately, you might be spending quite a bit on gas money to get where you're going.

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Tornadoes, Huge Hail Batter Midwest, Plains States; More to Come

On Sunday, at least 25 tornadoes pummeled states across the Midwest and Great Plains. At least two people died in the storms. Even more harsh weather, and not just tornadoes, is set to hit much of the rest of the country on Monday.

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Sgt. Trenton Rhea
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Kansas City Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was a member of the 603rd Military Police Company, in Belton, Mo. He deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Severe Thunderstorms and Tornados Possible Over the Weekend

The National Weather Service is predicting that severe weather could pick up this weekend, with a higher likelihood that bad weather will strike on Sunday night or Monday morning.

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UCM Golf Team
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Mules Golf Captures NCAA-II Super Regional Crown

The Central Missouri Mules fired a final round 285 on Wednesday to come from behind and win the NCAA-II Midwest/Central Super Regional with a three-round total of five-under par 859 at The Club at Strawberry Creek. Freshman Robby Hughey won the individual crown with a 13-under par 203.

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Missing Teens Found Alive In Cleveland Home
The house in Cleveland where Gina DeJesus (top right), Amanda Berry (bottom right) and Michelle Knight were found after 10 years. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, FBI)

3 Missing Women Found in Cleveland After 10 Years in Captivity

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, all of whom disappeared between 2002 and 2004 in Cleveland, have been found alive, after being kidnapped imprisoned in a house on Cleveland's West Side.

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Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions
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Three New Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing Taken Into Custody [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. EST: The suspects' names are Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. From The Boston Globe:
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both 19 and of New Bedford, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by plotting to dispose of a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks belonging to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US attorney’s office said in a statement.

Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge was charged with making false statements to law enforcement officials in a terorism investigation, prosecutors said.
12:10 p.m. EST: According to Boston.com, the three suspects went to school at UMass-Dartmouth with Dzhokar Tsarnaev and may have helped him in the days immediately following the bombing, which was on April 15. Two of the suspects have been charged with overstaying their student visas.

The Boston Police Department announced that it has taken into custody three new suspects as a result of its ongoing investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Hawaii Has the Least Stress in America — What State Has the Most?

The surf may be up in Hawaii, but blood pressure definitely isn’t.

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Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions
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Boston Marathon Bomber Charged, Faces Possible Death Penalty

On Monday, the Justice Department announced that it was charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in the deaths of three people at the Boston Marathon last week. If convicted he could face the death penalty or up to life in prison.

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
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What About the Explosion in Texas?

We have all been taken in by the coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the aftermath, and the search for the suspects that ended in the death of one and the apprehension of the other. It was another example of social media and our need for "instant gratification and information" coming into play before accuracy, and admittedly, as a member of the media, it made me a little embarrassed. Instead of "getting it right," it seemed a lot of the media outlets we have come to rely on focused on "getting it first." And it wasn't correct.

Another observation that came to me over the weekend while keeping up on the latest, like many of you I'm sure, was "What about the tragedy in West, Texas?"

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