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The nation in brief

Posted: January 3, 2014 at 2:36 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s a nor’easter. It will be a snowstorm across the entire area.” Tim Morrin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service on Long Island, N.Y., on a winter storm that pushed into the Northeast, closing highways in the area and affecting air travel across the U.S.

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