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Today in the news

More storms for East Coast

NEW YORK – Despite warmer temperatures in the Midwest, a blizzard-like storm hit the East Coast on Thursday, knocking power lines, delaying trains and busses and leaving New York with sleet and ice. A powerful storm system swept up the East Coast on Thursday, leaving in its wake downed power lines, stranded travelers, abandoned vehicles and yet another mess of snow, slush and ice. (Source: NY Times)

Congress approves increase of nation’s debt limit 

WASHINGTON — After an hour-long Senate procedural that involved objections by Republican Ted Cruz, Congress approved to increase the nation’s debt limit so that it will go through March 2015. The Senate procedural ended when 12 Republicans voted to advance the bill with the Democrats, with a final 67-31 vote. The measure will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Prime Minister of Italy steps down 

ROME — Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta of the Democratic Party will be resigning, he announced Thursday. The Democratic Party, which has recently been under heightened criticism, will likely choose current mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi to replace Letta, making Renzi the youngest prime minister in Italy at age 39. Letta will announce his resignation to Italy’s president after meeting with his cabinet Friday morning. (Source: NY Times)

Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

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