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May 25th, 2011
11:05 AM ET

5 patients killed in tornado at Joplin's St. John's Medical Center

Joplin's St. John's Regional Medical Center is the only building still standing for miles in the tornado-ravaged city. Sunday's tornado claimed the lives of five of the 183 patients there.

CNN's Ali Velshi talks to Gary Pulsipher, CEO of the Center, and Dr. Sean Smith, Emergency Room Technician.


Filed under: Tornado • U.S. • Weather
May 25th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Casey Anthony defense team drops bombshell that rattles courtroom

The trial of Casey Anthony started Tuesday with a bombshell allegation from the defense team.

Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin discusses the case with Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.


Filed under: Justice • Law
May 25th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Joplin couple survives tornado by hiding in their basement

Ella Smith and her husband sought refuge in the basement of their Joplin home when the tornado was bound to hit. Their home was destroyed and collapsed ontop of them; the two were pulled out from under the rubble and survived.


Filed under: Tornado • U.S. • Weather