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Powerful storms killed 22 people in three states over the weekend, including an Oklahoma mother who died while huddling over her child, authorities said. Her son survived with facial injuries.

Emergency management agencies in two states reported deaths in four counties.

There were six people killed in Ottawa County, Oklahoma; 13 in Newton County, Missouri; one in a small community just east of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri; and one in Purdy in Barry County, Missouri. Read full article »

CNN's Lee Garen, Susan Candiotti and Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.

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