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A health official takes the temperature of a Malian soccer fan for Ebola Virus ahead of the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match between Ivory Coast and Guinea at the Estadio de Malabo in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

- Associated Press

With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over.

In a Jan. 19, 2015 photo, students from a Ball State University class in Muncie examine the walls of a bus that will soon teach the public, specifically younger children, about the civil rights movement in America. The project has been a multi-semester, multi-group effort by Ball State University and several community partners. (AP Photo/The Star Press, Corey Ohlenkamp)

Civil rights museum on wheels readied to roll out

- Associated Press

The Freedom Bus rolling museum is getting ready for a test drive, taking the stories behind Indiana’s civil rights movement to students in hopes of inspiring a new generation.

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With a road sign warning of an expected blizzard, morning commuters travel across the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge into downtown Boston., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.   The Boston area is expected to get hit with about two feet of snow in the winter storm. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Things to know as Massachusetts braces for blizzard

- Associated Press

New England is bracing for a blockbuster blizzard that's threatening more than 2 feet of snow, hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and widespread power outages. A look at how the storm might impact Massachusetts and what is being done to prepare:

Balloon crew hits quarter mark in bid to break records

Associated Press

Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the one-quarter mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean.

Icicles drip from the overhang of a picnic shelter at the Blacksburg Municipal "Hill" Golf Course  after a winter storm in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, Jan.  24 2015.  The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather advisory for much of the Baltimore and Washington areas. But the advisory remains in effect until noon for western Maryland, western Virginia and points to the north.(AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

- Associated Press

More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Matthew Schiccatano rides on a snow tube as he launches off of a make shift snow jump on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 on the Shamokin, Pa. Area Elementary School campus. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis)

What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

- Associated Press

The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:

Whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting concealed

Associated Press

A Thomas Hart Benton painting given to a suburban Kansas City school in the 1950s has been a cause of concern for years as its value continues to grow but it is stored out of public view. Some former students who remember donating the painting want to know where it's being kept.

Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

Associated Press

In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival.

La. Political Hall of Fame to honor Scott family

Associated Press

The Scott family of Alexandria is taking its place among legends of Louisiana politics as family members are posthumously being given special recognition by the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield.

A cyclist waits for the traffic light in the snow at Bank and Howard streets in New London, Conn., Monday, Jan. 26 2015. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot)

Things to know as Connecticut braces for blizzard

- Associated Press

Connecticut is bracing for a major winter storm that could drop as much as 3 feet of snow in parts of the state, along with winds gusting up to 60 mph, and the possibility of coastal flooding. The state is under a blizzard warning until midnight Tuesday. A look at preparations for the storm: