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Blizzard Shuts Down Parts of China

Posted: 11/18/2013 - Snow has covered provinces in northeast China since Saturday, affecting traffic and closing expressways in the region.

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JFK: Nov 22-25, 1963 - Seared Memories; Disbelief, Overwhelming Loss - Yet a Profound Feeling of Togetherness

Updated: 11/17/2013 - Those who were closest to events the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated still talk about what they witnessed as if it happened yesterday... As the limousine cruised out of the Dallas airport, 11-year-old Stephanie Landregan snapped pictures with her Brownie camera. Watching with her grandparents and four siblings, the schoolgirl felt a "giddy" thrill. Her mother was at the Trade Mart, where Kennedy was headed for lunch. The only family member who'd miss the rare presidential visit, it seemed, was her father. He had to be at work -- at Parkland Memorial Hospital.... Happy pandemonium greeted the presidential motorcade, and suddenly Buell Frazier could see Jackie Kennedy. "She's as pretty as the pictures," he remembers calling out to a woman nearby. And that quickly the motorcade glided by, enveloped by more cheers ahead. But then came another sound that Frazier first thought was a police motorcycle backfiring. Then another pop. And another. Frazier recognized the sound of gunfire. Instantly, all was mayhem. "People were running and screaming and hollering," Frazier says. "Somebody came running by as we were standing there on the steps and she says, `They've shot the president."'... "Jackie Kennedy sent word that she wanted the East Room, where the president would lie in state, to look as it did when Lincoln's body lay there," Goodwin remembers. He and others went to work. Someone was sent to the Library of Congress for a sketch and a newspaper description from Lincoln's time; artists and upholsterers were called in, and black crepe was carefully hung. "In the midst of all these activities we would alternately break down in tears," Goodwin says.... An unforgettable drama that began on Friday with the murder of the 35th president of the United States, continued on Sunday with the murder of his murderer, and came to a close Monday with the kindling of an eternal flame on a wind-swept Virginia hillside.... As one writer of the time suggested, the funeral was attended by 180 million Americans -- the entire stunned populace. Only 50,300,000 American households had televisions in 1963, and it was estimated that 41,553,000 sets were tuned into the funeral... As the coffin left the church, Jackie Kennedy leaned down and whispered a few words to John Jr., who turned 3 years old on that day. He lifted his right hand to his brow, a child's farewell salute to his father; it would be the most memorable moment in a day full of them... (more)

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US News: Health Care Delays Iran Sanctions; Benghazi Reward; Ethanol Mandate Reduced; Out-of-Control Drone; Hens Abandoned

Posted: 11/17/2013 - Health care dispute could delay Iran sanctions... US quietly offers rewards for Benghazi attackers... EPA proposes reducing ethanol mandate... Malfunctioning drone hits Navy ship while training... Kerry, Clinton: Afghanistan nearing turning point for Afghan women... Afghan boy aided by Army recovers from surgery... Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying end...

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Update on Aftermath of Typhoon Ravaged Philippines

Posted: 11/17/2013 - Philippines death toll becoming clearer as rebuilding efforts move ahead... 3-day-old girl dies in storm-wrecked hospital... Water a pressing concern for typhoon survivors... Aid missions boost US troops' image, readiness... Church services held in typhoon-shattered city... China ready to send rescue teams to Philippines...

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World News: Mexicans Retake Town; Ship Fire in North Sea; Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan Updates

Posted: 11/17/2013 - Mexico vigilantes take over another town, 2 dead... Norway: Cargo ship on fire in North Sea; 32 aboard... Bomb kills 6 in Kabul ahead of key meeting of tribal leaders... Libyans mourn protesters killed by militias... Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup... Plan adopted for destroying Syria's chemical weapons, but where uncertain... Activists: Syrian jihadis mistakenly behead ally... Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes...

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Day in History: Congress Meets for 1st Time; "Heidi" Bowl; "I'm not a crook"

Posted: 11/17/2013 - on Nov 17 - In 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building... In 1968, NBC outraged football fans by cutting away from the final minutes of New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV adaptation of "Heidi" on schedule. The Raiders beat the Jets, 43-to-32... In 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Fla.: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."... In 1995, actor Tony Randall married Heather Harlan, an understudy in one of his plays. He was 75, she was 25...

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Lights Over Sweden Caught on Camera

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Videographer Chad Blakley shot his November 9 time-lapse sequence from Abisko National Park on the northern edge of Sweden. It was the latest in a series of videos he has shot during an unusually active period.

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Leaps for Love

Posted: 11/12/2013 - A British man who lost his wife a few months ago is proving love has no limits. The feisty senior is putting his own health challenges aside to take a massive leap for love.

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Olympic Torch Returns from Space Station

Posted: 11/11/2013 - A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts is back on Earth after a 3 1/2 hour journey from the International Space Station.

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US News: Health Care Squabbles; Christie; 'Whigs' Return? (not the hair); School Lice Issue Downgraded?; Tsunami Debris Overblown; Doolittle Raiders

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Republicans dissect Obama health care apology... Chris Christie - NJ and beyond... Philadelphia, a Democratic bastion, elects a Whig (as in political party)... Obama: US must continue updating Cuba policies... Probe: Police unit told to stand down at Navy Yard... Schools chief: No evidence Nevada shooter bullied... 4 hurt in S. California hot air balloon explosion... More lenient school lice policies bug some parents... NOAA: No giant floating island of tsunami debris... WWII Doolittle Raiders make final toast...

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World News: 10,000 Possibly Dead from Typhoon in Philippines; More Asian Bird Flu; Middle East, Africa, Asia Turmoil; World Chess Championship; Olympic Torch Spacewalk?

Posted: 11/10/2013 - Philippine typhoon death toll could top 10,000... Bird flu kills 13th person in Cambodia this year... US Navy carrier departing Persian Gulf region... Pentagon report shows spike in Afghan troop deaths... No nuclear deal between 6 world powers and Iran... Syrian rebels launch counteroffensive in Aleppo... Bombings around Iraqi capital Baghdad kill 5... Nigerian military kills 5 in Kano shoot-out... Lawyer, 2 police killed in Libya... Germans commemorate 1938's 'night of broken glass'... Women of the Wall celebrate their 25th anniversary... Chess world championship starts with quick draw... Olympic torch begins first-ever spacewalk...

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Day in History: "God Bless America"; Long-Distance; Sesame Street; Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks; Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program. On Nov 10 - In 1951, customer-dialed long-distance telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called Alameda, Calif., Mayor Frank Osborne without operator assistance. In 1969, the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.

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Making a Difference Overseas

Updated: 11/12/2013 - News 4's Rachel Yonkunas explains Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz's trip to China sparked humanitarianism.

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Whirlwind Hits Finland

Updated: 11/12/2013 - Strong winds and heavy rains battered western Finland on Tuesday, cutting electricity supplies to thousands of households.

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Talking Business in the Far East

Updated: 11/06/2013 - News 4's Rachel Yonkunas shows us some of the factories Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz visited while in China.

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