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Low Trump Rally Campaign Turnout blamed on Social Media

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Tulsa official release headcount of those attended Trump rally as campaign tries to blame ‘radical’ protesters and media for lack of crowd.

Following the release, sources at the Trump headquarters are reportedly lashing out at those who failed to attend the President’s campaign.

LSU Mourns the Loss of Loyal Tiger Fans Killed in Plane Crash

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Five LSU Tiger fans, traveling from Louisiana to Atlanta to watch the Peach Bowl one of the two scheduled college football playoff games, were killed when the twin-engine plane crashed in Lafayette. One passenger aboard the aircraft was hospitalized.

LSU 63 – Oklahoma 28

The crash ocurred at 9:22am.

College Football Championship Teams Announced and Bowl Games

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After weeks of speculation and rationalization,  the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season have finally been announced.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals are set. No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl and No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl. The winners will meet at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019.

See College Football Rankings Here

The pinnacle game of college football, the National Championship is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, with an average attendance of nearly 79,000 fans over the first four years.

Tiger Safari Animals are Safe After Tornado

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It was a memorable severe weather night for the Plains — and Oklahoma in particular — as tornadoes, extreme flash flooding and the threat of loose wildlife spread like wildfire across the Sooner State and social media on Wednesday.

At around 9.45pm on Wednesday, officials at the Tiger Safari in Grady County, Oklahoma,  a facility that houses tigers, lions, black bears, grizzly bears and pythons confirmed that several of their exotic animals had escaped from their cages and were on the loose.

Park officials later told reporters that bears were the only animals to have escaped from their enclosures following the powerful storm.

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Shortly before 10pm, the Grady County Sheriff’s Office confirmed all of the animals had been accounted for.

The storm was among at least 20 separate instances of tornadoes to have been spotted across the Midwest.

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Storm Chasers Tim Samaras, 55, his son Paul, 24, and crew member Carl Young, 45,  were the three men  who were killed during Friday’s tornado El Reno, Oklahoma.

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The three men all veteran and experts in their field were well known for their daring work on Discovery Channel show Storm Chasers. Tim and Paul  Samaras  a father-and-son team  and their long-time partner and Carl Young  were heard on audio screaming ‘we’re going to die, we’re going to die’ on highway patrol radio moments before they were killed by one of the savage twisters they’d devoted their lives to following.

The tornado that claimed their lives packed winds of up to 165 mph picked up their car and threw it,   somersaulting through the air for around a half a mile.

The elder Samaras’ body was still belted into their Chevrolet Cobalt, which was found on an county road parallel to Interstate 40. The other victims’ bodies were found half a mile to the east and half a mile to the west.

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Meterologist Mike Nelson, a friend, said  ‘Tim was not a cowboy, he was as cautious as possible about his approach to studying these dangerous storms’

This latest deadly twister, which killed at least 13 people  came just two weeks after  an EF5  tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma and killed 24 people.

Canadian County under-sheriff Chris West said he believes the experienced storm chasers were attempting to parallel the storm on the county road and it either changed course or another vortex appeared.

Tim,  described as a courageous and brilliant scientist who fearlessly pursued tornadoes and lightning in the field in an effort to better understand these phenomena.

The National Geographic Society made 18 grants to Tim for research over the years for field work like he was doing in Oklahoma at the time of his death, and he was one of our 2005 Emerging Explorers.
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Weather-Tornado’s

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. They are often referred to as twisters or cyclones,  although the word cyclone is used in meteorology, in a wider sense, to name any closed low pressure circulation. Tornadoes come in many shapes and sizes, but they are typically in the form of a visible condensation funnel, whose narrow end touches the earth and is often encircled by a cloud of debris and dust. Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 110 miles per hour (177 km/h), are about 250 feet (76 m) across, and travel a few miles (several kilometers) before dissipating. The most extreme tornadoes can attain wind speeds of more than 300 miles per hour (483 km/h), stretch more than two miles (3.2 km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).

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