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North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past

North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's pastA state probe into the election for the 9th Congressional District has uncovered the fraudulent scheme by a consultant working for the campaign of candidate Mark Harris. The probe could lead to a new election to fill the seat, which has remained vacant since state officials refused to certify Harris’ apparent victory over Democratic rival Dan McCready by 905 votes out of 282,717 ballots cast. The five-member State Board of Elections heard evidence this week that the political consultant, Leslie McCrae Dowless, hired workers to solicit and collect absentee ballots from voters in violation of state law.



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Americans warned not to go outside as Polar vortex grips Midwest with record low temperatures

Americans warned not to go outside as Polar vortex grips Midwest with record low temperaturesTens of millions of people in the United States are bracing for a potentially life-threatening deep arctic chill forecast to hit swaths of the country on Wednesday. Companies have told their workers to stay home, schools are closed and hundreds of flights have been canceled. The US Postal Service – known for its commitment to bringing the mail whatever the weather – has even reportedly suspended deliveries in Iowa due to the severe cold. Temperatures in almost a dozen states stretching more than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) from the Dakotas to Ohio were forecast to be the coldest in a generation, if not on record. "One of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory is surging south into the Upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country," the National Weather Service said. The Chicago skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan Credit:  REUTERS "Expect frigid temperatures, bitterly cold and life-threatening wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley." The cause is a swirl of arctic air that broke away from the polar vortex that usually encircles the North Pole. The National Weather Service forecast temperatures between -10 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 to -40 Celsius) by Wednesday across the Midwest, with wind chills making it seem as cold as -65 degrees Fahrenheit in one area of Minnesota. Chicago, America's third largest city, was expected to be colder than parts of Antarctica. A pedestrian walks by the frozen Chicago River  Credit:  REUTERS Authorities in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin put emergency measures in place to handle the frigid weather. "We need everyone to do your part and make sure you and your families are prepared," said Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. Americans were asked to stay home if possible Wednesday, when temperatures are expected to be at their coldest. Scores of schools, businesses and government agencies announced closures in multiple states. "People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes," warned the NWS. Lawrence Gottlieb of the University of Chicago Medical Center said the threat was significant "when temps fall below zero, especially when there is a strong wind." Some 160 warming centers were opened in Chicago, where temperatures could potentially equal or exceed the all-time record of -27 degrees Fahrenheit. With the wind chill, it would feel like -40 or -50, officials said. "They are life-threatening conditions and temperatures," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a news conference. In Minneapolis, officials allowed residents to stay on public buses and trains for warmth. The @NWSDesMoines regarding the upcoming cold in the Upper Midwst and Great Lakes: "This is the coldest air many of us will have ever experienced." t.co/OykrGHmgoU— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 27, 2019 In the northeastern and southern United States, snow was falling. A cold emergency was declared in the US capital Washington, with additional services put on for the homeless. In Atlanta, some 300 flights were canceled Tuesday as the city prepares for the Super Bowl and more than 400 were canceled in Chicago, a major regional hub for US airlines. In Canada, the icy temperatures – stretching from Manitoba in the western Prairies region to the Atlantic seaboard – prompted a rare "hazardous" cold warning from the government. Environment Canada reported record-breaking snowfall at the Ottawa airport, where some 50 flights were canceled, with an accumulation of nearly a meter (more than three feet). An additional 200 flights were canceled at Toronto's airport. Scientists say climate change is causing more extreme weather, and one theory for polar vortex chills is that arctic air currents usually trapped around the North Pole are weakened and dislodged by a warming climate. WC MN we’re dealing w/some limited visibility in the open areas. Remember to turn those headlights & taillights ON and #MoveOver for those on the shoulder. This area was I-94 about 10 miles east of Moorhead. Road info t.co/UtVIO3kuBrpic.twitter.com/yZG4NRC5Th— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) January 29, 2019 President Donald Trump used the occasion to again voice skepticism about climate change, tweeting: "What the hell is going on with Global Waming? (sic) Please come back fast, we need you!" But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which operates NWS, tweeted, "Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening," with a link to a 2015 explanatory article.



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Travel blogger who warned against dangerous selfies dies 'taking cliff edge photo'

Travel blogger who warned against dangerous selfies dies 'taking cliff edge photo'A travel blogger who fell to her death alongside her husband while apparently taking selfies on a cliff edge had previously warned tourists against attempting to capture dangerous photographs. Rangers at Yosemite National Park in California found the bodies of Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy around 800 feet below Taft Point, where visitors can gaze over an unguarded cliff face. Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told reporters on Tuesday the pair had set up a tripod close to the sheer ledge shortly before they apparently fell.



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The Latest: State says limo owner was warned not to use it

The Latest: State says limo owner was warned not to use itSCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York (all times local):



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Former Capital Gazette Editor Says He Warned Newsroom About Suspect, but Police Said They Couldn't Arrest Him

Former Capital Gazette Editor Says He Warned Newsroom About Suspect, but Police Said They Couldn't Arrest HimThomas Marquardt distributed photos of Jarrod W. Ramos to his staff with instructions to call police if they saw him



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Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefing

Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefingJeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, tells Rachel Maddow about concerns he raised with James Comey about how Donald Trump would react to news of the Christopher Steele dossier.



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The U.S. Has Warned China Over 'Deploying Missiles' in the South China Sea

The U.S. Has Warned China Over 'Deploying Missiles' in the South China SeaThere will be near-term and long-term consequences," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders



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Pilots Warned Company Of Harnesses Before Deadly New York Helicopter Crash: Report

Pilots Warned Company Of Harnesses Before Deadly New York Helicopter Crash: ReportPilots for the company involved in the fatal "doors-off" helicopter crash in



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Irked Trump Reportedly Warned Putin: We'd Win The Arms Race

Irked Trump Reportedly Warned Putin: We'd Win The Arms RacePresident Donald Trump told Russia's Vladimir Putin that if the two countries



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Engineer's Voicemail Warned State Of Bridge Cracks 2 Days Before Collapse

Engineer's Voicemail Warned State Of Bridge Cracks 2 Days Before CollapseAn engineer who helped design the Miami pedestrian bridge that collapsed on



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