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Blizzard of 1.21.14 in Pictures

Virginia's New Attorney General Will Not Defend Gay-Marriage Ban

Virginia's new attorney general has decided to switch sides in an important case that is challenging the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.<p>In an interview with <i>Morning Edition</i>'s Steve Inskeep, Democrat Mark Herring said his office will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex …

Brrrr: Cold lingers, with chance of more snow ahead

A wind-whipped winter storm that dumped a foot of snow or more through Wednesday morning in parts of the Northeast has left a trail of bitter cold that will linger into the weekend.<p>Anyone living east of the Rockies can expect “reinforcing shots of cold air,” said Bob Oravec, a National Weather …

Ukrainian opposition issues ultimatum

Opponents of President Viktor Yanukovych demand snap elections within 24 hours or threaten to 'go on the attack'<p>Ukraine's opposition threatened to "go on the attack" on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities …