US storms kill at least 17

US storms kill at least 17

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A fallen tree rests atop a convenience store in the Shaw neighborhood after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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by JESSICA GRESKO

Associated Press

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 6:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 17 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave.


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