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Midwest Tornadoes Kill 9; French Finance Minister Seeks IMF Job

It doesn't get more dramatic than the video Eyder posted last night. A line of monster storms roared over Oklahoma last night, some of them shown by KWTV of Oklahoma City. The AP says nine people died in Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Christine Lagarde, France's Finance Minister, has announced her candidacy to become the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. She wants to take over from Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who's charged with raping a hotel housekeeper in New York. The Wall Street Journal says another candidate includes Mexico's central bank chief, Augustin Carstens.

President Obama addresses the British Parliament today, following private talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and a state dinner last night with Queen Elizabeth. CNN says the President is expected to discuss the closeness of the U.S. - British relationship.

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