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What We Know: Key takeaways on 'potentially crippling' storm

 

As people across the eastern United States prepare for this weekend's winter storm, here's what we know:

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural Alabama

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Governor's emails show debate over blame for Flint water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder's top aide told him the "real responsibility" for the city's water issues rested with local government officials, emails show.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Oregon governor calls on feds to act against armed group

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor said she's frustrated with the way federal authorities are handling an armed group's continued occupation of a national wildlife refuge and it's time to end it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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From Appalachians to Philly, people get ready for heavy snow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers in the Washington area spent hours in icy gridlock ahead of heavy snowfall that's predicted to arrive by the weekend from the Appalachians to Philadelphia and maybe farther north.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two powerful Shiite militias are top suspects in the abduction of three Americans last weekend in a southern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, an Iraqi police commander and a Western security official in Baghdad said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why?

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drowning in oil.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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UK judge: Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy

 

LONDON (AP) — President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia's FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British judge said Thursday in a strongly worded report that led Moscow to accuse Britain of souring bilateral relations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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