Good morning! Stay warm with us this a.m. as we follow these stories and more.
Arctic Cold in U.S.
- Schools are shut down across the country as a deep freeze, likely to break records, blankets the U.S. with single-digit weather.
Government forces continue to fight for Fallujah as Iraq’s prime minister calls for the city’s residents to expel al-Qaida.
- Rebel factions battled with an al-Qaida affiliate group for control of the provincial capital of Raqqah. Rebel fighters have killed 34 fighters from groups linked to al-Qaida in the last three days.
- Protesting garment workers have returned to their jobs after a violent police crackdown on the strikes.