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PHOTOS: Deep Freeze 2014

PHOTOS: Deep Freeze 2014

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE: Dangerously-low wind chills are sweeping across America. Photo: Associated Press

Millions of Americans are dealing with snow, ice, and bone-chilling cold as a “polar vortex” brings a blast of arctic air.

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Serena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals

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Serena Williams, of the United States, looks up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York.

All five previous times Williams has advanced to the semifinals she has won the title at Melbourne Park.

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Pats RB Blount says Seahawks defense is not immortal, can be beaten

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SUPER PATS: New England Patriots players celebrate near the team's bench during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, in Foxborough, Mass. Photo: Associated Press/Elise Amendola

Blount at Media Day: "I don't care about them being the top defense, that doesn't bother me," "They were good enough to get here, just like we were good enough to get here. They're not immortal. They can be beaten."

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Bells sign three from Chico State University to 2015 roster

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Pitchers A.J. Epstein and Hunter Haworth will join the Bells pitching staff, accompanied by outfielder Alex Michaels.

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Whatcom County could see major growth in next 20 years

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Population could be 260,000 by 2030

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County unemployment rises in December

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2,200 more people entered the county work force