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Snow, cold temps disrupt life in several states

A snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest has moved east, where it merged with low pressure, bringing heavy snow and freezing temperatures to the Northeast. Residents from Michigan to Maine have had their lives disrupted.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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USDA opens door to new herbicide-resistant seeds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the door Friday to commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D, which is best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday called on a Supreme Court justice to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Snapchat says to make app more secure

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Calif. man hopes law license will help immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who illegally came to the United States two decades ago said he hopes a court ruling granting him a law license will open doors to millions of other immigrants in the same situation.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Winter storm brings snow, kills at least 11

BOSTON (AP) — A storm dropped a blanket of light, powdery snow across the Northeast and ushered in frigid temperatures Friday that were unusual even for cities accustomed to blasts of winter weather. The storm, which shut down major highways temporarily and grounded flights, was blamed for at least 11 deaths as it swept across the eastern half of the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Fla. pop. on verge of surpassing New York State's

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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US futures follow European markets higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are following markets overseas higher, with U.S. automakers putting out some strong year-end sales numbers.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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