Tornado-stricken Joplin Goes Back to School


Students in Joplin, Missouri went back to school Wednesday, less than three months after the country’s single deadliest tornado in decades cut the previous school year short. Despite the obstacles, the mood was upbeat. (Aug. 17)


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