U.S. storms, tornadoes kill at least 45 in Alabama

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By Peggy Gargis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, April 27 (Reuters) - Tornadoes and storms killed at least 45 people in Alabama on Wednesday as severe weather lashed the southeastern United States, bringing down power lines, destroying buildings and triggering flooding.

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