The nation in brief

Posted: February 26, 2013 at 4:58 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Is it a drought-buster ? Absolutely not.Will it bring short-term improvement? Yes.” Victor Murphy, National Weather Service meteorologist, on storms bearing down on the nation’s midsection Monday Article, this page

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