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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Pauline Patton
Officials worked Sunday to get people back into their homes a day after a tornado ripped through this southwestern Louisiana town, killing a mother shielding her child from the fierce winds and leaving 12 hurt.
As the storm roared over Pauline Patton's apartment, she peered out the window and saw something unnerving: A funnel cloud. Suddenly, the power went out. Rainwater poured through the ceiling. And as everything went black, she heard what sounded like a bomb exploding overhead.
"It just happened so fast," she said. "You couldn't hardly see nothing. Everything was dark."
It was like a bomb exploding as it passed over them, she said.