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Source: Reuters

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for $5 billion new...

Wednesday 18:11 GMT

Inc (AMZN.O) picked America’s financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.

Amazon already counts greater New York City and Washington among its biggest tech employee bases, after Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. At the outset of the headquarters search last year, Amazon said it was looking for a business-friendly environment, in addition to help recruiting workers.

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Source: Fox News

London Lamar, incoming Tennessee state House rep, calls residents ‘racist’, GOP voters ‘uneducated’

Wednesday 18:11 GMT

A newly-elected Tennessee state lawmaker is apologizing after a video surfaced of the Democrat calling her state “racist” and claiming that most of its residents who “voted Republican are uneducated.”

The eyebrow-raising comments from London Lamar, a Democrat who is set to take office in January after running uncontested in the state’s House District 91 in the Memphis area, were made last week in a Facebook Live video posted the morning after the midterm elections.

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Source: CBS News

Nasty winter weather strikes southeastern U.S., heads north

Thursday 18:12 GMT

A wintry mix of weather that slammed the southeastern U.S. on Wednesday is moving north and will hit the Northeast and Midwest on Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

Southerners have rarely seen this kind of weather, this early in the year, and it came complete with the hassle of school closings and flight delays. People posted pictures on social media to capture what was for some a once-in-a-lifetime event, CBS News' Don Dahler reports.


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