In case you didn't get a chance to keep up with the news this week, we've curated some of the stories that generated the most interest online.
Rare Twin Twisters Decimate Small Nebraska Town
Two people died, including a 5-year-old, after two giant tornadoes touched down in Pilger, Nebraska, on Monday. The funnels destroyed most of the town. View a photo gallery of the aftermath here.
Scientists aren’t sure how often storms yield two tornadoes at the same time – but according to one meteorologist, “They may actually be more frequent than we think.”
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It was one of several severe weather events this week, including a massive mudslide near a Minnesota hospital, flooding throughout the Upper Midwest and Plains -- and more tornadoes.
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Dr. Oz Grilled on Capitol Hill Over Diet Scams
Dr. Mehmet Oz, dubbed “America’s doctor” by Oprah Winfrey, was grilled Tuesday by senators who accused him of inadvertently perpetuating diet scams. Below, hear what Sen. Claire McCaskill had to say about the way Oz touts products on TV.
Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back'
This could be the best Brian Williams “rap” ever. It’s the eighth edition from “The Tonight Show,” which edits together clips of Brian Williams’ reporting to make it look as though he’s rapping. In this clip, hear Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”
Top 14 Most Walkable U.S. Cities
Cities where it’s easy to walk and bike to work also drive real estate values according to researchers at George Washington University and advocacy group Smart Growth America. We created a list of the most walkable cities. Is your city on the list?
War Hero Dies Days After Celebrating D-Day Anniversary
This week we learned Cpl. Jack Schlegel, the highly decorated paratrooper who once had a drink with WWII Gen. George Patton, died at the age of 90 -- just five days after visiting Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Watch his recent interview with Peter Alexander below.