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Federal government failing to protect children, report says

- Associated Press

The federal government’s failure to enforce the nation’s child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

Bodies found after Georgia couple lured by Craigslist contact

- Associated Press

Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.

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Dozens of flights canceled at Bradley Airport

Associated Press

A flight tracking service says dozens of flights at Bradley International Airport have been canceled through Wednesday because of a blizzard bearing down on the Northeast.

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Obama's Alaska plans spark Republican ire

- The Washington Times

President Obama's plan to lock up Alaska's vast energy supply has sparked a furious backlash on Capitol Hill and prompted allegations that the White House has declared "war" on the state, but lawmakers have few options to fight back and even a Republican president in 2017 could struggle to undo the administration's latest environmental offensive.

People look out from office building windows as snow falls in downtown Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing amount of snow. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)

Philadelphia schools, offices closed Tuesday

- Associated Press

Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency as a nor'easter approached, and Mayor Michael Nutter said all city offices and public and Catholic schools would be closed Tuesday despite reduced projections of 6 to 10 inches of snow expected in the city.

Amtrak suspends service in New England region

Associated Press

Amtrak has announced that it will suspend rail service in the New England region and modify service between New York and Washington on Tuesday due to snowy conditions.

About 175 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Associated Press

A winter storm forecast to bring up to 2 feet of snow to the East Coast has contributed to more than 200 flight cancellations at Chicago's two major airports

Things to know as New Hampshire prepares for blizzard

- Associated Press

New Hampshire is facing a huge snowstorm, bringing up to 2 feet of snow in southern parts of the state and wind gusts of 60 mph along the coast. Here's a look at how the storm might impact the state: