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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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An apparent gas explosion caused part of a county jail in Florida to collapse, killing two inmates and injuring about 100 others, late Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Missing inmates found after Florida jail blast

All inmates have been accounted for after late Wednesday's apparent gas explosion at a Pensacola, Florida, jail.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said a "be on the lookout" message was issued Thursday after officials thought three inmates were missing after the blast at the Escambia County Jail. He said authorities conducted a recount and learned all were accounted for.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - APRIL 30: Flames from the wind driven Etiwanda fire burn through a fence on April 30. 2014 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Speed feed: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Some of today's must-see, must-share stories seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Preliminary reports on Flight 370 disappearance (Huffington Post)
- No big surprises so far

Black smoke billowed over downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, after tank cars full of crude oil jumped the track and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, April 30, 2014, city officials said. Between 12 and 14 cars from a CSX freight train were involved in the derailment, which occurred along the James River.

Oil tank cars derail, burst into flames

Officials say 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled out yesterday along the James River in Lynchburg, Virginia after a train derailed and burst into flames.

One witness says the train was going sideways on two wheels before the crash.

Screen grab from video that purports to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack

Another Rob Ford crack video?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's taking a leave of absence after reports surfaced of a second, new, video that allegedly shows him smoking crack again.

FLASHBACK: Toronto Mayor: "Yes, I have smoked crack"

Morning Express with Robin Meade Salute to Troops for U.S. Army Specialist Kaleb Schwartzkopf

Childhood Army dreams come true

U.S. Army Specialist Kaleb Schwartzkopf's parents say, "...we are super proud of him and all our soldiers who sacrifice so much every day."

Tell us about the person in your life who deserves to be saluted for serving on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade

Bobby Blank failed to pull off a backflip on stage during Davenport University's graduation ceremony

Getting a degree in FAIL: Grad's backflip flops

Bobby Blanks celebratory back flip did NOT pay off during the Davenport University graduation ceremony in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Blank says his hands were full with his diploma and his graduation mortarboard when he attempted a little gymnastics on stage as hundreds watched on.

Do you agree with the commissioner’s decision to try to force Sterling to sell the Clippers?

updated 8:31 AM EDT, Wed April 30, 2014
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43% Yes
57% No. He should be able to keep the team because he has a right to free speech.
Isaiah Thomas tells Robin Meade forgiveness should "absolutely" be part of the equasion for the Clippers moving forward

Should forgiveness be part of Clippers equation?

Current and former players are cheering the NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist remarks he made on a controversial recording.

But NBA hall-of-famer and former New York Knicks head coach Isaiah Thomas tells Robin Meade that even though he was "shocked, disgusted and angered" by Sterling's comments, there has to be room for forgiveness moving forward.

Clayton Lockett initially survived a botched lethal injection during an execution in Oklahoma. He died of a heart attack over half an hour later

Execution botched in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has suspended all executions after a botched lethal injection Tuesday.

Inmate Clayton Lockett was still alive more than 40-minutes after being given three injections meant to kill him.

University of Alabama swimmer John Servati reportedly died holding up concrete wall so girlfriend could escape tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Alabama swimmer dies saving girlfriend in storm

John Servati was the only person killed in severe weather that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Monday.

He reportedly died while holding up a wall so his girlfriend could escape to safety.

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