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Mark Memmott

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Nation Turns Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

Monday, January 06, 2014

One weather map tells the story.

Check out the National Weather Service's map of the Lower 48 for Monday night. If you need to know just how much of the nation's going to be freezing (or well below!), it offers a bone-chilling picture. Anywhere in the blue-to-purple shades ...

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Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues'

Monday, January 06, 2014

10 a.m. ET: Click here for an update.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz is ending her primary challenge to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming.

CNN broke the story Sunday night, reporting that it had been told by sources that "Cheney, whose upstart bid ...

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Saul Zaentz, Oscar Winner Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies

Saturday, January 04, 2014

"Saul Zaentz, who parlayed a successful career in the music business into a Oscar-winning second act as an independent movie producer, died Friday at his home in the San Francisco area from complications of Alzheimer's," The Hollywood Reporter writes.

He was 92.

The three Oscars that Zaentz won ...

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'No One Controls Fallujah,' Which U.S. Soldiers Fought To Free

Saturday, January 04, 2014

The latest headlines from the city of Fallujah, the scene of much intense fighting involving U.S. forces during the Iraq War, are ominous:

-- "Iraq Government Loses Control Of Fallujah." (Al-Jazeera)

-- "Sunni Fighters 'Control All Of Fallujah.' " (BBC News)

-- "Al-Qaida Militants In Iraq ...

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Released From Hospital

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Former first lady Barbara Bush is home after more than five days of treatment at a Houston hospital. She had pneumonia.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old wife of one president and mother of another had a couple "truly great days" ...

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How Cold Is It? It's So Cold That ...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

... there's no hot air left in Washington.

We bet Two-Way readers can do much better than that. Feel free to answer our headline's question in the comments thread.

The news, of course, is that "record breaking cold" is expected through Monday "from the Northern Plains eastward into the Great ...

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How One Man Won $324M And Didn't Realize It For 2 Weeks

Saturday, January 04, 2014

The second very lucky winner of last month's massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn't get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.

The other person who bought one of the two winning tickets is a Georgia woman, Ira Curry, who ...

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Wait Is Over For Antarctic Explorers: They Can Head Home

Saturday, January 04, 2014

The on-again, off-again trip home for 52 people rescued from a ship stuck in the Antarctic is on again.

Those scientists and paying passengers, who on Thursday were ferried by helicopter from the stranded MV Akademik Shokalskiy to an Australian icebreaker nearby, were told on Friday ...

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Top Stories: Boeing Contract OK'd; Record Low Temps Expected

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- 'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

-- Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

Other stories in the news:

-- Death Toll Rises From Northeast Storm; "Record Lows Likely" Across Much Of Nation. (

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'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

Saturday, January 04, 2014

There were "cheers and jeers" from rank-and-file union members late Friday when it was announced that a key new contract with aircraft maker Boeing had been approved by a bare majority vote, our colleagues at Seattle's KPLU report.

With 51 percent of the 24,000 or so local machinists ...

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Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

Saturday, January 04, 2014

One half of one of the most influential duos in rock 'n' roll history has died.

Phil Everly, 74, died Friday in a Burbank, Calif., hospital. His son Jason tells The Associated Press, NPR and other news outlets that the legendary singer suffered from chronic pulmonary disease.

Everly's ...

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Everyone Poops, But Dogs Do It With Magnetism

Friday, January 03, 2014

Dog owners have all been there when walking their canine companions.

Fido sniffs the ground and maybe turns around a few times. He searches. "No, not that patch," he seems to say. "Maybe this one. ... Or over here. ... Umm, maybe not."

Then, finally, he gets into position to ...

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Did Kim Jong Un Feed His Uncle To 120 Dogs? Be Skeptical

Friday, January 03, 2014

If you've done much Web surfing today you've probably come across a headline such as this one from NBC News:

"Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report."

We'll get to the reasons to be suspicious in a bit. First, here's the short ...

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In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside

Friday, January 03, 2014

Doctors in Israel say that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "already critical medical condition is deteriorating further as key bodily organs continue to decline," The Associated Press writes.

Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv, told reporters that members of the 85-year-old Sharon's family ...

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Best Video Of The Day? MIT's 3-D Remote 'Touching' Device

Thursday, January 02, 2014

It's tempting to say this is the coolest video we've seen so far this year, but a joke like that might make it sound like we're not serious.

Really, there is something about this that strikes as amazing.

The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab calls ...

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Michael Schumacher Remains In Coma On Eve Of 45th Birthday

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Race car legend Michael Schumacher "remains in a critical but stable condition on Thursday, four days after his skiing accident in the French Alps," Sky Sports reports.

The German driver turns 45 on Friday.

His family has posted a message to those who have shown their ...

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As Promised, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Files For Re-Election

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Saying he's been "the best mayor this city has ever had," Toronto's Rob Ford on Thursday filed the paperwork to seek re-election in October.

The mayor's follow-through on a promise to run again comes two months after he famously admitted that "yes, I have smoked crack cocaine ...

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Juanita Moore, Groundbreaking Actress, Dies

Thursday, January 02, 2014

"Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's black friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died," The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that "actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday ...

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Accident Or Not? Palestinian Diplomat's Death Is A Mystery

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Was the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic killed by accident or are the circumstances of his death on Wednesday more nefarious?

There are more questions than answers about Jamal al-Jamal's death now that a spokesman for his embassy has told Radio Prague and Reuters that ...

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Jobless Claims Were Nearly Unchanged Last Week

Thursday, January 02, 2014

There were 339,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, down slightly from 341,000 the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

According to The Associated Press, the slight decline is "evidence that layoffs are low and hiring will likely remain steady."

Bloomberg News ...

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