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Deadly Polar Vortex Slams The Midwest, Cancelling Flights

Polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday. School was canceled for Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, and police warned of the risk of accidents on icy highways. Michigan said all state offices would remain closed through Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service even halted deliveries from parts of the Dakotas through Ohio. . ...Read Full Story

Backlash Against NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Continues Despite Apology For His Comments About Hispanics

NBC’s veteran anchor Tom Brokaw continues to face backlash for his comments about Hispanics needing to “work harder” to assimilate and Hispanic parents not teaching their children to speak English. ABC News chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas said Monday that, “it was hurtful, and besides being ignorant, it’s just not true.”. ...Read Full Story

Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion Loss

After the longest shutdown in government history, federal employees went back to work Monday. However, the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of the federal government went unfunded.. ...Read Full Story

Louisiana Shooting Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charges

Dakota Theriot, the man accused of killing five people in Louisiana, was captured Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia. Theriot, 21, was apprehended following a night on the run after being named a suspect in the shooting deaths of his parents, his girlfriend, and her father and brother in two separate shootings Saturday. Richmond County Sheriff Stephan B. Smith said Theriot was arrested without incident as he arrived at a family member’s home. . ...Read Full Story