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The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for sale

The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for saleThe weather in Florida has been so cold, iguanas are falling from trees. People are selling their meat.



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It's so cold in Florida that Disney World water park and other Orlando parks are closing

It's so cold in Florida that Disney World water park and other Orlando parks are closingHeads up if you're vacationing in Florida this chilly week: Several water parks in Florida are closing due to cold temperatures in the state.



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A Mississippi man went on a window-breaking spree just so he could get arrested and stay in jail to escape the cold

A Mississippi man went on a window-breaking spree just so he could get arrested and stay in jail to escape the coldA homeless man in Natchez, Mississippi, asked if he could stay in jail for shelter. Deputies told him he couldn't do so unless he was in custody.



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Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as cold sweeps nation; freeze coming to Florida

Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as cold sweeps nation; freeze coming to FloridaA wintry weather pattern rolled across a wide swath of the nation, threatening to break hundreds of records and to freeze as far south as Alabama.



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SNL spoofs Elizabeth Warren in latest cold open

SNL spoofs Elizabeth Warren in latest cold openIn a throwback, cameo-free cold open, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon portrayed an energetic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who was hosting a town hall in Iowa, to begin Saturday evening's episode.McKinnon's Warren started off the sketch by mocking former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who recently dropped out of the race, as well as President Trump for moving his residency from New York to Florida, offering congratulations to the commander-in-chief for "paying less taxes" because of it.She then took questions from undecided voters, who weren't quite sure if the Democratic presidential candidate's Medicare-for-all plan was right for them. McKinnon's Warren enthusiastically defended the policy by suggesting she'd get Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to pay "a tax" while convincing banks like J.P. Morgan to behave like non-profits. It all ended in frustration, though, when the voters couldn't quite hop off the fence. Watch the full clip below.



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CVS rejects Purdue student's Puerto Rican ID, asks for immigration papers to buy cold medicine

CVS rejects Purdue student's Puerto Rican ID, asks for immigration papers to buy cold medicineCVS apologized after a Puerto Rican Purdue student said employees said he needed to show immigration papers to buy cold medicine.



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Russian submarines power into north Atlantic in biggest manoeuvre since Cold War

Russian submarines power into north Atlantic in biggest manoeuvre since Cold WarNorway said it has discovered 10 submarines of the Russian northern fleet heading toward the Atlantic Ocean in the biggest such operation since the Cold War.  The deployment began just before Russia's foreign minister and the commander of the northern fleet visited Norway to commemorate 75th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Kirkenes from the Nazis.  Meanwhile, the recently floated Prince Vladimir submarine test-fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea near Arkhangelsk across 10 time zones to the Kamchatka peninsula across from Alaska on Wednesday. Eight nuclear and two diesel submarines left bases near Murmansk early last week, and stayed submerged as they entered the Norwegian Sea, Norway's military intelligence agency told state broadcaster NRK. That number would represent almost the entire underwater contingent of the northern fleet.  Some of the submarines are aiming to pass through the Greenland-Iceland-UK gap and enter the north Atlantic, according to Oslo. Russia's newest nuclear submarine launches ballistic missile “Russia wants to say that 'this is our sea, we can do this. We are able to reach the United States'. That's what Russia wants to tell us. They want to test the West's ability to detect and handle this,” the intelligence agency said.  The operation comes as the UK took delivery this week of the first of nine US-made Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol planes. The aircraft are slated in 2020 to begin monitoring the growing Russian submarine activity in the Arctic, previously one of Britain's key roles in Nato. Norway operates much older P-3 Orion turboprop patrol planes. While Moscow hasn't commented on the Norwegian report, the northern fleet said on Saturday that two titanium-hulled Sierra class nuclear submarines in the Norwegian Sea were conducting dives at their maximum depths and would be testing new weapons.  That was less than 24 hours after Russian and Norwegian military commanders lunched together at celebrations of the countries' Second World War alliance in Kirkenes, near Norway's Arctic border with Russia.  A Russian northern fleet nuclear submarine trains in the Arctic in 2018 Credit: Lev Fedoseyev/TASS via Getty Norwegian intelligence said two submarines were guarding the entrance to the Barents Sea and another pair was located west of Bear island in the Svalbard archipelago. It claimed that the operation was designed to last two months.  Russian defence analyst Alexander Golts said he couldn't remember such a “massive deployment” by the northern fleet. He noted that it followed an embarrassment at the annual Thunder exercises this month, when a Pacific fleet submarine failed to test-fire a ballistic missile, reportedly due to a launch systems failure.  If accurate, the deployment of 10 submarines was a “very big and definite statement” about the growing naval capabilities of a country that has struggled to keep large numbers of such vessels at sea since the Cold War, according to Justin Bronk of The Royal United Services Institute. It also showed Russia's ability to defend the Arctic “bastion” where its ballistic missile submarines lurk, a major part of its nuclear deterrence, he said.  “The ability to put lots of boats in the way of any Nato forces coming up from the north Atlantic or the North Sea, it's a big feature of Russian active defence capability,” Mr Bronk said.  Norway and Russia's foreign ministers pay their respects on Friday at a memorial to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Kirkenes from the Nazis Credit: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Even as Russian submarines sailed west, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met the king and prime minister of Norway at a memorial to Soviet soldiers in Kirkenes on Friday.  After talks with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide, Mr Lavrov said Nato's increasing training activities in Norway, in which the Royal Marines have also participated, were destabilising to the northern European security. Ms Søreide expressed concern about Russian naval exercises off the coast of northern Norway in August, the largest since 1985. Defence minister Frank Bakke-Jensen told NRK that Norway was investing in its “military capability to monitor and operate in the northern territories” in response to the modernised and increasingly active Russian forces.



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Indiana man charged with murder, rape in 1988 cold case

Indiana man charged with murder, rape in 1988 cold caseFBI agents have arrested a northwestern Indiana man in the 1988 rape and killing of a mother of four whose body was found in an abandoned home. Tyrone Andrew McKee, 56, was charged Tuesday with murder, rape and other charges in the slaying of 23-year-old Colleen Callahan, according to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Chris Bavender. Callahan’s body was found on Nov. 9, 1988, in the house in Gary, lying on a floor littered with broken glass and pieces of a window frame.



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School leaves 'bullied' child outside in cold with no coat and then reports him missing

School leaves 'bullied' child outside in cold with no coat and then reports him missingA woman is suing school bosses in Chicago after her nine-year-old son was left outside in the cold without a coat.Yvonne Pinkston said her son, then a fourth grader at Fiske Elementary School in Englewood, Illinois, was deliberately locked outside of his school in near-freezing temperatures after he complained about being bullied by both students and staff.



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Record snow, cold, slams northern U.S. Rockies with winter-like weather

Record snow, cold, slams northern U.S. Rockies with winter-like weatherMidwinter-like weather clobbered the northern Rockies Sunday and into Monday, making early Autumn feel like deep winter, while as much as 4 feet (121 cm) of snow fell in places and hard-hit Montana declared a state of emergency to clear blocked roads. “You have to go back to the 1930s before you find another storm like this, this early in the season,” said Josh Weiss, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather Prediction Center. About 19 inches of snow fell in northwestern Washington state, and light snow also fell in areas of California, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Idaho, forecasters said.



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