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Millions Across the US Facing Severe Weather This Week

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Millions Across the US Facing Severe Weather This Week

Millions Across the US Facing Severe Weather This Week

Millions Across the US, Facing Severe Weather, This Week.

NBC reports that millions of people across the United States are facing severe weather conditions including thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash floods.

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A winter storm is expected to hit the Midwest and a third storm has been forecast to hit California later this week.

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At the same time, the Midwest, the Southeast and the mid-Atlantic are all experiencing record high temperatures.

On January 3, severe thunderstorms with winds over 111 miles per hour threatened as many as 20 million people from southeast Louisiana to central Alabama.

The storms are expected to include large hail and could generate strong tornadoes.

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Areas facing a heightened risk include New Orleans, Montgomery and Gulfport.

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As of the morning of January 3, 24 million people were under flood alerts in parts of the Southeast, Tennessee and Mississippi river valleys.

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As of the morning of January 3, 24 million people were under flood alerts in parts of the Southeast, Tennessee and Mississippi river valleys.

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NBC reports that another 4 million people from northern Louisiana to central Kentucky are under tornado watches and at risk of associated flash floods.

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11 million people from northeast Colorado through upper Michigan are forecast to experience snow and freezing rain.

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Heavy snowfall is expected from Nebraska to Wisconsin through January 5.


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Analysis Finds , Alarming Link Between , Race and Air Pollution in the US. A recent analysis by 'The Guardian' took a look at the places with the worst air pollution in the United States. Here are some of the areas that made the list. Birmingham, Alabama, According to the analysis, one of the nation's most racially-segregated cities is also one of the most polluted. Central Atlanta, Similar to Birmingham, the analysis found that in the most-polluted parts of the city near interstates and the busiest air terminal in the U.S., Black people comprise the largest racial group. Central Atlanta, Similar to Birmingham, the analysis found that in the most-polluted parts of the city near interstates and the busiest air terminal in the U.S., Black people comprise the largest racial group. It’s true all over the country that, a lot of the time, we put our highways through African American communities. That’s the story these maps tell, Brian Gist, an attorney with the Atlanta-based Southern Environmental Law Center, via 'The Guardian'. Central Pennsylvania, 'The Guardian' reports that this area has a lot of agriculture, a transportation thoroughfare and industries that include plastic manufacturing and metal fabrication. Central Pennsylvania, 'The Guardian' reports that this area has a lot of agriculture, a transportation thoroughfare and industries that include plastic manufacturing and metal fabrication. St. Louis Metro, According to 'The Guardian' analysis, the populations in neighborhoods with the highest PM2.5 levels, or fine particles of air pollution, were found to be 52% Black. St. Louis Metro, According to 'The Guardian' analysis, the populations in neighborhoods with the highest PM2.5 levels, or fine particles of air pollution, were found to be 52% Black. Houston, Similar to other U.S. pollution hotspots, 80% of residents in Houston's most polluted tracts are people of color. Houston, Similar to other U.S. pollution hotspots, 80% of residents in Houston's most polluted tracts are people of color. The polluting facilities are all located in our neighborhoods. And then when we start looking at which communities are most likely to have elevated asthma, respiratory problems, diabetes, heart disease, stroke or COVID, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the same map!’ That’s what we’re mad about, Robert Bullard, environmentalist and professor at Texas Southern University, via 'The Guardian'

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Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized After Falling at a Hotel [Video]

Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized After Falling at a Hotel

Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized , After Falling at a Hotel. CNN reports that the Senate minority leader fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C. A spokesperson issued a statement on his behalf. This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment, Spokesperson for Mitch McConnell, via statement. The extent of McConnell's injuries has not been disclosed. CNN reports that the 81-year-old had another fall in 2019 at his home in Kentucky. He tripped on his patio and ended up fracturing his shoulder. McConnell is the longest-serving Republican Senate leader. According to Senate.gov, he's been "elected to lead the Republican conference nine times since 2006.". Senate.gov also states that McConnell's been referred to as "the most important Republican since Ronald Reagan" and "the most conservative leader of either party in the history of the Senate.". CNN reports that his hospitalization comes as Democrats narrowly control the chamber, 51-49. Sens. John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively. Sens. John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively

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This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln Is Born (Sunday, Feb 12) [Video]

This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln Is Born (Sunday, Feb 12)

This Day in History:, Abraham Lincoln Is Born. February 12, 1809. One of America’s most admired presidents, Lincoln was born to a poor family in Hodgenville, KY. He attended school for only one year, but continued to read on his own in an unending effort to improve his mind. As a young man of 6'4," Lincoln impressed others with his sheer physical strength and was a legendary wrestler. Before entering politics, Lincoln performed a variety of jobs including stints as a postmaster, surveyor and shopkeeper. His folksy wit is thought to have helped him hide intense, recurring bouts of depression he experienced for most of his adult life. Remembered as The Great Emancipator, Lincoln was politically moderate for much of his career. His greatest legacy was his work to preserve the Union and his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

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The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candies in the United States [Video]

The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candies in the United States

The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candies in the United States. CandyStore.com has analyzed sales figures from the past 13 years to find America's favorite Valentine’s Day candies. . According to the analysis, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate took the top spot in 2019 and 2020. Overall, the assorted chocolate treat is favored in 19 states. . Conversation hearts came in at a close second and were found to be the favorite in 14 states. . Originally the most popular Valentine’s Day candy, conversation hearts fell from their top spot in 2019 because Spangler Candy Company paused production. Their absence led to a 24 percent drop in conversation hearts sales and made room for heart-shaped boxes of chocolate to take the lead. . In 2021, Spangler will be back with all-new sayings on their conversation hearts, making it likely that they’ll once again sit at the top. . M&Ms came in third place, taking the top spot in eight states including Arizona, Iowa and Maryland. . The chocolate morsels have been gaining ground over the years, landing new #1 spots in North Dakota and Oregon in 2020. . Hershey's Kisses were the favorite in four states, and chocolate roses only reigned supreme in two states, Kentucky and Wyoming. . CandyStore.com discovered that chocolate hearts were the #1 choice in Maine and candy necklaces were the #1 choice in Alabama.

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