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Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Assad future blocks progress in Syria peace talks

 

GENEVA (AP) — The key issue of a transitional government to replace President Bashar Assad blocked any progress Monday in Syrian peace talks, described by one delegate as "a dialogue of the deaf."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Pot at the county fair? Why not?

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Peru gets more ocean, Chile keeps fishing grounds

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The United Nations' highest court set a maritime boundary between Chile and Peru on Monday that grants Peruvians a bigger piece of the Pacific Ocean while keeping rich coastal fishing grounds in the hands of Chilean industry.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Persistent below-zero temps visit Midwest again

CHICAGO (AP) — Another winter day, another below-zero high temperature for many parts of the Midwest — at least, it seems that way. The deep chill has returned, bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to 40s, school cancellations and sighs of resignation from residents who are weary of bundling up.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Md. mall to reopen with memorials, more security

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself was set for a somber reopening Monday under increased security as police worked to figure out why the shooting took place and whether the gunman knew either victim.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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