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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

Polar Vortex Explained: Climate Change Real

In the warming world that we’re experiencing, the far Arctic North is warming twice as rapidly as the lower latitudes. So says the White House science adviser. (Eric Roston at Bloomberg’s Grid blog also has a great explainer here.) As...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Obama-Castro Handshake Courtesy – Of No Import: Radio Mambi Crowd

Updated at 10:10, 10:43 and 11:03 am EST A handshake is just a handshake. Still, it’s enough to set off the most fervent opponents of one partner, or the other. President Barack Obama shook Cuban President Raul Castro’s hand today...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Got a Little Swag’ — Singing in the Shower

First Lady Michelle Obama was dishing out some family secrets on BET’s “106 & Park.” The first lady fielded a question from a viewer last night: “On a scale of one to 10, how awesome was it when the president started...

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Underwood, Paisley: ‘Obamacare by Morning’

”Hey, do you have that Obamacare?” Carrie Underwood asks. “It’s great. I started signing up last Thursday and it’s almost done.” She and Brad Paisley sit down with a laptop to look into it — “why is it smoking?” he...

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sebelius: ‘Still Standing’

Updated at 11:27, 11:45 am and 12:30 pm EDT In a town where Republicans couldn’t make Eric Holder run for the hills for “Fast and Furious,” where they couldn’t tag Hillary Clinton with the fatal attack at Benghazi, where they...

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

AFSCME Makes Detroit Look GIF-y

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is spelling out the consequences of Detroit’s record bankruptcy filing through the simplest means possible — GIFs and memes. Using short clips from movies and TV shows including “Austin Powers,” “Arrested...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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