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Obama briefed on deadly storms while in Europe


DUBLIN (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama was briefed several times on the deadly tornadoes in the Midwest during his overnight flight from Washington to Dublin.

Obama has asked his staff back in Washington to stay in touch with state and local officials in affected states. Aides say the president will continue to be briefed on developments throughout his six-day European trip.

A storm system spawned tornadoes from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. The worst hit was in southwestern Missouri, where at least 89 people were killed in the town of Joplin.

At least one person was killed in Minneapolis.

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