3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

Storms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said.

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Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project.

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