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    A restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., exploded earlier today, killing at least one person and injuring at least 15, according to CNN. The restaurant, JJ's, closed early due to the odor of natural gas. The fire department was called to investigate, but left after being told by the utility company that everything was under control. Fifty mintues later, the gas leak ignited and blew the roof off the restaurant.
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    "So these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls.  his is not an abstraction -- people will lose their jobs." - President Barack Obama, remarking on the sequester yesterday.
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