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Today is Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Let’s get caught up.

Here are today’s top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this date in history:

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FIRST, THE WEATHER

The peak of the multiday severe storm threat will occur today, with a powerful severe storm and tornado threat set to begin Wednesday afternoon. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri shows who will see the most severe storms.

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TOP STORIES

Click on the links below for full versions of today’s top stories. Keep scrolling for a look back at this day in history and today’s celebrity birthdays:

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IMAGE OF THE DAY

<p>Storms approach Blair, Neb., looking west on State Highway 91 as the sun starts to set on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.</p>

Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP

Storms approach Blair, Neb., looking west on State Highway 91 as the sun starts to set on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO …