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Wed January 18, 2012

6:55am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Seattle, Western Washington Hunker Down As Snow Arrives

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 11:01 am

Bags of a deicing product were being stacked outside a hardware store in Seattle on Tuesday, as folks prepared for today's bad weather.
Elaine Thompson AP

While Seattle may not get hit quite as hard as previously thought by a winter storm that's moving across the Northwest, the National Weather Service has issued some ominous sounding updates about how large that storm is turning out to be.

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6:25am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 7:57 am

Wikipedia's blackout.
Wikipedia.org

Just to be clear:

Wikipedia's English pages have indeed "gone black" until midnight ET tonight — part of an organized protest by it and many other websites over pending anti-online piracy legislation in Congress.

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6:05am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

In Italy, Search Of Stricken Cruise Ship Suspended

"Divers searching the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia suspended work on Wednesday after the vast wreck shifted slightly but officials said they are hoping to resume as soon as possible," Reuters reports.

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6:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
Election 2012

Hate Politics, Love TV, Live In S.C.? Not Your Week

A political ad airs on a TV at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, S.C., where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was preparing to hold a campaign event.
Eric Thayer Reuters /Landov

Scott Sanders will be eating lunch at his desk again. Sanders is the general sales manager for the NBC affiliate in Columbia — South Carolina's capital — so all his time is devoted these days to handling ad traffic ahead of Saturday's Republican primary.

"It's been crazy this week," Sanders says. "It will be hard to watch TV, because there are so many ads."

All five major GOP candidates have ads running during the station's nightly news programs. Their messages are also being amplified and augmented by supportive superPACs.

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