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Bomb cyclone storm hammering central U.S., disrupting travel

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow …

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Wave of change couldn’t sink Israel’s Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanayhu was so worried about losing his job, he made an unscheduled trip to the beach north of Tel Aviv on election day to warn sun seekers against the wave of change lapping at Israel’s shores. “Get out of the water, leave your homes and go vote for Likud,” …

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Cubans told to expect more shortages of food and other goods

Communist Party Leader Raul Castro warned Cubans Wednesday they should brace for worsening shortages due to Trump administration policies, but said the island won’t return to the extreme deprivation of the post-Soviet period. In his first speech to the nation in more than three months, Castro said U.S. pressure on …

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