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Another nor’easter is about to pummel New England:

New England braced Tuesday for its third nor’easter in less than two weeks, which threatens to hit the region with as much as 2 feet of snow.

The latest storm, coming in the aftermath of two deadly nor’easters and resulting blackouts, is also expected to bring coastal flooding and powerful winds.
On top of that, it could reach “bomb cyclone” status, a severe drop in atmospheric pressure that would bring heavy snow and winds.
Travel conditions are expected to be difficult Tuesday morning, as nearly 44 million people are under winter weather advisory or warning. The nor’easter is expected to bring blizzard conditions to coastal Massachusetts.
Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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Powerball winner can stay anonymous, judge rules:

A Powerball winner is allowed to stay anonymous while collecting her $560 million jackpot, a New Hampshire judge ruled on Monday.

The winner sued the New Hampshire Lottery last month under the name of Jane Doe, in a bid to collect the winnings through a trust to protect her anonymity.

The lawsuit challenges the New Hampshire Lottery’s rule that she must identify herself in order to collect her money. A judge in the New Hampshire Superior Court ruled in her favor, according to her lawyer, William Shaheen.

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US starts to prep for North Korea summit even as Pyongyang remains silent:

Administration officials are scrambling to turn President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into a reality, preparing for an unprecedented, high stakes summit with little time, an understaffed State Department and a mercurial President who may not stick to his script when the time comes.

The White House will convene a meeting Tuesday to discuss preparations, an administration official said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cut short a trip to Africa to “get his hands around what’s happening,” the official said. In the meantime, Tillerson and other senior officials reached out to allies worldwide and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to brief them on the decision.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration is preparing on a “number of levels,” an “interagency process” that she declined to describe further.
INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12:  Venus Williams and Serena Williams pose for a photo before their match against each other during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Loses to Sister Venus in Straight Sets at Indian Wells 2018:

Venus Williams cut her sister’s comeback attempt short with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Serena Williams Monday. It’s the first win for the older sibling in this rivalry since 2014 and the first straight-set victory since 2008.

The BNP Paribas Open is Serena’s first singles WTA event since her pregnancy, and while she was able to win her first two matches in the tournament, her competition was apparently too strong in the third round.

Although the 37-year-old Venus had been quiet to start the 2018 season, the No. 8 seed looks like a top contender to win this week at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.

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Bruno Mars is accused of cultural appropriation, black celebrities come to his defense:

Bruno Mars found himself caught in a heated debate about cultural appropriation over the weekend after an activist accused the “24K Magic” star of being a culture vulture profiting off of traditionally black music.

“Cultural appropriation,” according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.”
Bruno Mars’ mother is Filipina and his father is Puerto Rican and Jewish
But the Grammy-winning star is known for blending elements of funk, soul, R&B, reggae and hip-hop in his music — genres that are historically and traditionally African-American.

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