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Top Stories: Arctic Blast Freezes U.S.; Liz Cheney Ending Senate Bid

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Nation's Turning Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge.

-- Reports: Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues.'

-- German Chancellor Merkel Fractures Hip In Skiing Accident.

And here are more early headlines:

Report: JP Morgan To Pay $2 Billion To Settle Madoff Case. ( The Wall Street Journal)

Senate Poised To Confirm Yellen As Fed Chair. ( Voice of America)

Iraqi Leader Calls For Al Qaida Militants To Be Ousted From Province. ( BBC)

Former Basketball Star Rodman Back In North Korea. ( Los Angeles Times)

India Apartment Building Collapse Kills More Than A Dozen. ( UPI)

Anti-Whaling Activists Chase Japanese Whalers. ( Radio New Zealand)

Several Die In Chinese Mosque Stampede. ( NBC)

Colts Fan Photobombs Chiefs Fans Ahead Of Game, Foretelling Results. ( Denver Post)

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