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5 stories to follow: May 21

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: May 21

Kaboni Savage, 38, is accused of committing or directing 12 murders while running a sprawling drug network.
Kaboni Savage, 38, is accused of committing or directing 12 murders while running a sprawling drug network.

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Oklahoma twister: More than 50 people are dead after a large tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday.

2. Kaboni Savage sentencing: Penalty hearings begin today for the drug kingpin, convicted of 12 murders last week, including ordering the 2004 firebombing at a North Philadelphia home that killed four children and two adults. Jurors will decide whether Savage, 38, should be sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole.

3. Election day: It's primary election day in Pennsylvania. Voters will choose party candidates for judgeships and some local offices. The key contest in Philly is the race for city controller, in which incumbent Alan Butkovitz faces two challengers. Officials are predicting turnout of less than 10 percent. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4. Boardwalks are back: New Jersey officials are showing off rebuilt boardwalks, but questions remain about Superstorm Sandy's impact on the Shore. The storm may lead to demographic changes in the Shore community. And while a AAA poll found that 79 percent of Philly-area and New Jersey residents said the hurricane wouldn't change their summer travel plans, some did say they may visit the Shore less or vacation in a different town.

5. IRS scandal: Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman heads to Capitol Hill today for questioning. Lawmakers are expected to grill Shulman about the practices of IRS agents who improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny.

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