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Some IS jihadists surrender in eastern Syria enclave but more remain

Some IS jihadists surrender in eastern Syria enclave but more remainThe jihadist group faces defeat in Baghouz on the banks of the Euphrates, but it still holds remote pockets of land further west and has launched guerrilla attacks in other areas where it has lost control. Baghouz, a collection of hamlets and farmland near the border with Iraq, is the last patch of populated territory Islamic State (IS) still holds in the area straddling the two countries where it declared a caliphate in 2014. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said earlier on Monday they had slowed their assault because more civilians, previously thought to have completely evacuated, were trapped in the enclave, but they vowed to capture it soon.



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Eastern Canada digs out from major snow storm

Eastern Canada digs out from major snow stormA huge snowstorm blanketed eastern Canada on Wednesday, closing schools, grounding hundreds of flights and forcing many workers to stay home as tens of thousands of plows toiled to clear roads. Wind gusts up to 70 kilometers (44 miles) per hour were also expected in the evening, blowing snow and severely reducing visibility from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to the Atlantic coast provinces. A winter storm warning was in place for much of the region and travel was not advised.



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Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.



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Taste of March to follow polar vortex invasion in midwestern, eastern US

Taste of March to follow polar vortex invasion in midwestern, eastern USResidents enduring the brutal and life-threatening Arctic outbreak to end January can look ahead to the taste of March that awaits during the first weekend of February.



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Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in Chicago

Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in ChicagoTemperatures fell to single-digits Fahrenheit (about -20 C) from New York City to Boston and through northern New England and froze melting snow late on Sunday and early Monday, said Marc Chenard at the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “Boston will be just 3 degrees (Fahrenheit) this morning, with wind chills of minus 12 or more,” he said. “New York City and D.C. will be in that same range, maybe hitting the teens later today.



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'Life-and-death' cold grips eastern, Midwest United States

'Life-and-death' cold grips eastern, Midwest United StatesAn arctic blast of frigid air has followed a January storm that dumped more than a foot of snow and sleet across the Northeast.



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Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nationFollowing a pair of snowstorms set to deliver a one-two punch to the midwestern and northeastern United States into this weekend, the coldest air so far this winter season has its sights set on the eastern half of the nation.



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Eastern, central US to face more winter storms, polar plunge after calmer first half of this week

Eastern, central US to face more winter storms, polar plunge after calmer first half of this weekMore winter storms and Arctic air are in the offing for the eastern and central United States after a brief spell of calmer weather through the middle of this week.



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Dozens of cities in eastern, southern US set new rainfall records in 2018

Dozens of cities in eastern, southern US set new rainfall records in 2018Rainfall records were shattered across the eastern and southern United States during 2018, but what led to such a persistently wet year?



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Flood concerns to mount in eastern US as soaking rain, storms continue into Friday night

Flood concerns to mount in eastern US as soaking rain, storms continue into Friday nightA slow-moving batch of rain and locally gusty thunderstorms will enhance the risk of flash flooding from the Southeast to the mid-Atlantic into Friday night.



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