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Texas Tornado Update, Obama Forgets Marbury vs. Madison, and What You Missed on Tuesday

From the Dallas tornado to Mitt Romney's Wisconsin primary victory, here are the major stories you missed on Tuesday:

(1) More than a dozen people have been injured after after tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area. The National Weather Service reported at least two separate "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes south of Dallas and Fort Worth. Other twisters were reported as a band of violent storms moved north through the metropolitan area. 

(2) Mitt Romney has swept all three Tuesday primaries as had been expected, winning in Wisconsin, Washington, DC, and Maryland. In Wisconsin, Romney took 41% of the vote, Santorum 39%, Paul 11%, and Gingrich 6%. For live results, see here.

(3) Massachusets-based company Terrafugia Inc. has tested its first prototype flying car, with the goal of selling the flying care within the next year. Called the Transition, the car has two seats, four wheels, and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car. It flew at 1,400 for eight minutes. 

Flying Car

(4) On Monday, President Obama put public pressure on the Supreme Court on Obamacare: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Today, the Wall Street Journal published a response piece entitled, "Obama vs. Marbury v. Madison," which charges that Obama made a grave mistake in entering himself into the debate about the bill. "Mr. Obama's remarks suggest he is joining others on the left in warning the Justices that they will pay a political price if they dare to overturn even part of the law. As he runs for re-election, Mr. Obama's inner community organizer seems to be winning out over the law professor."

(5) Americans may be much fatter than we think. In a new study published by PLoS One, lead author Dr. Eric Braverman, president of the nonprofit Path Foundation in New York City, said that our current measure of obesity — body mass index, or BMI — significantly underestimates the number of people, especially women, who are obese. about half of women who were not classified as obese according to their BMI actually were obese when their body fat percentage was taken into account.

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