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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Spring Is Just A State Of Mind As Wintry Weather Wallops Much Of Nation

Mar 25, 2013
Originally published on March 25, 2013 9:49 am

The calendar says one thing, but the snow, slush and ice coating the nation from the Central Rockies through parts of the Midwest and on into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast say something else entirely.

Technically, it's spring.

In reality, winter still hasn't let go.

The Weather Channel, which as we've noted before now insists on naming winter storms, writes that "winter storm Virgil is making its final stop in the Northeast after delivering a swath of significant snowfall from the central Rockies to the Midwest over the weekend." It adds that:

"Additional light snow showers or flurries will persist across much of the Missouri-to-Ohio corridor on Monday; in addition, some light accumulations will sink south into Kentucky and even the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee."

NBC News calls this "Messy Monday" and says winter weather advisories are warning "of a mixture of snow and rain for Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, metropolitan New York and parts of northeast New Jersey."

As we reported earlier, this sure makes you wonder about Punxsutawney Phil's prognosticating prowess (and has led an Ohio prosecutor to accuse the groundhog of "misrepresenting spring").

The good news, The Weather Channel says, is that the storm should exhaust itself later today or early Tuesday.

Then maybe spring will be sprung?

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