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Tornado in Reading causes major damage

A tornado swept through Reading Saturday night, killing one person and destroying at least 20 homes, as severe thunderstorms pelted the region with hail that some residents said was the size of baseballs, authorities said early Sunday. Reading is about 67 miles southwest of Lawrence.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, middle, walks with Mayor Lonnie Atchison, left, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer past tornado damage in Reading Monday, May 23, 2011.

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