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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following at NBC News:

Dozens of tornadoes reported in Plains outbreak

A storm system in the Plains spawned at least 50 tornadoes and baseball-sized hail overnight. Some of the worst damage was near Oklahoma City, where 12 people were hurt when a twister tore through two trailer parks. Read more in NEWS.

The hell Tsarnaev faces if he avoids execution

The lawyers trying to spare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life are focusing in court on the extreme isolation he will face if he gets life in prison. He would go to a “supermax” prison that has been called a clean version of hell. Read more in NEWS.

What's next for Brady after Deflate-Gate?

The NFL-commissioned report on Deflate-Gate is out — and now Tom Brady of the New England Patriots awaits his fate. Some lawyers say he should admit nothing and fight the accusations as far as possible. Read more in NEWS.

British go to the polls in unpredictable election

The polls are open in the most unpredictable British election in a generation. Despite months of campaigning, polls suggest that neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party nor opposition Labour has a clear lead. Read more in NEWS.

Meet the first woman to fly the F-35

The Air Force says the first woman to fly the F-35 fighter jet has taken the skies over Florida after completing training. She’s already part of history after being part of the first all-woman combat sortie over Afghanistan. Read more in NEWS.

Marshall running back suspended after charges in beating of gay couple

Marshall University has suspended a running back after he was charged in the beating of a gay couple last month. Authorities say the player, Steward Butler, saw the couple kissing, got out of a car, shouted at them and then hit them. Read more in SPORTS.

Does a million bucks really make you rich?

Most millionaires don’t think of themselves as rich. A CNBC survey finds that 44 percent of American millionaires consider themselves middle class, and 40 percent say they’re upper middle class. But wealthy? Just 4 percent. Read more in BUSINESS.

Nightly Spotlight

It’s a royal sibling rivalry. Now forced to share the spotlight with his new sister, Prince George is getting some expert advice on dealing with a new sibling. See the report from NIGHTLY NEWS.