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Oklahoma storm damage...NFL ball scandal...Public immigration divide

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 6, 2015 at 9:41 p.m.



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of destroyed homes, flipped cars and downed power lines. That's some of the impact of a powerful storm that has turned out tornadoes in southwestern Oklahoma. The heaviest damage was southwest of Oklahoma City. It appears a second tornado came through later Wednesday evening through the same area. There are no reports of injuries.

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will continue its efforts to "protect the integrity of the game and promote fair play." He spoke after the release of an NFL investigation that concluded that it was likely that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs used in the AFC championship game. The report includes text messages between two team employees, indicating that quarterback Tom Brady had asked that the balls be deflated below the level required under league rules. Brady has said he never made that request.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants the federal government to investigate her city's police department to determine whether it uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. She says complaints of excessive force and lawsuits alleging misconduct are down over the last few years but police-community relations remain fractured. Meanwhile, the state of emergency declared last week because of unrest has been rescinded.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the abuses have left a permanent stain on the city's history. In addition to payments, dozens of victims will be offered counseling. The torture, which lasted from the 1970's to the 1990's -- will also be added to be added to the city's school history curriculum.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear to be split down the middle -- on whether the next president should keep or undo President Barack Obama's executive action to let some immigrants who are in the country illegally stay here. That's according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It finds that even Republicans don't necessarily see a candidate's support for that action to be a deal-breaker for their votes. The poll was conducted before Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she supports a path to citizenship.

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