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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees, commuters wait for a bus on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees, commuters wait for a bus on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

Freeze-Dried: Weather and January State Jobs in Maps

States across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and South lost jobs in January, Labor Department data show… As many states experienced an unusually cold winter, based on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association map…. …and as the Western United States was drought-plagued,...

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People cross a slushy Park Avenue on Feb. 18, 2014 in New York City.

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People cross a slushy Park Avenue on Feb. 18, 2014 in New York City.

Income Taxes May Mean Economy Hasn’t Taken Much of a Weather Hit

The weather has helped produce some pretty weak readings of economic activity — that much even Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has admitted. Federal tax receipts, however, are showing a picture of stronger growth. Income and payroll tax collection data...

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

Homeland Security: Guarding Against Threats of Climate Change

A top U.S. homeland security official testified this week that the nation must be better prepared to handle extreme weather events sparked by a warming planet. David Heyman, assistant secretary for the department’s Office of Policy, and other officials told...

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Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago.

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Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago.

Snow Targets D.C., Asteroids on Hold

A congressional hearing on asteroid threats has been postponed due to inclement weather. As Washington girds for the snow from a storm blowing out of the Midwest, with heavy fluff predicted in the dawn hours of the nation’s Capitol tomorrow,...

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Obama’s 40-Degree Inaugural Day — History Dictates a Heavy Top Coat

The real inauguration will play out indoors. The outdoor celebration the next day will be chilling. President Barack Obama’s second term actually starts at noon Sunday, on the date and time demanded by the Constitution. The president will have Supreme...

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House Minority Leader Sen. Nancy Pelosi on stage with other female members of Congress on day one of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte

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House Minority Leader Sen. Nancy Pelosi on stage with other female members of Congress on day one of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte

Pelosi: `Higher Power’ Moves Obama

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said today that her party’s move of the president’s renomination acceptance speech indoors tomorrow because of bad-weather predictions won’t take away from the president’s message reaching supporters. “It’s a higher power,” Pelosi told reporters today...

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A delegate with Obama buttons at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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A delegate with Obama buttons at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Obama’s Acceptance Speech Indoors

The Weather Report: The president goes indoors. President Barack Obama had hoped to accept his party’s nomination for re-election at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, just as he accepted his party’s nomination at Invesco Field in...

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