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Clouds begin to break as some areas are buried in snow—While the storm may not have hit New York City as hard as expected, some of New England could be waking up with up to 3 feet of snow come this morning. Boston already saw 21 inches as of yesterday afternoon, and the total is expected to climb.
Who will lead Lebanon?–Since last May, Lebanon has been without a president, but come Wednesday that will change. The country’s parliament, which is charged with selecting the head of state, will convene for an 18th time – yes, 18th – in an effort to come to a decision. The situation is not helped by the fact that Hezbollah, the mostly Shiite party that holds considerable sway in Lebanese politics, has boycotted the elections, insisting that its favored candidate, Michel Aoun, is the only one who they want to fill the seat vacated by Michel Suleiman.
The mother of a runaway teen is being credited with breaking up a Puget Sound human-trafficking ring. Two suspects were in court on Tuesday, and a third turned himself in to Tacoma police Tuesday night. operated a sophisticated human trafficking ring using motels along the I-5 corridor mainly in Tacoma, but stretching from Everett through Olympia.