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Frigid Temperatures Are Wreaking Havoc Across The Midwest

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Icicles form on the walkway at North Avenue Beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday. Pinar Istek/Reuters hide caption

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Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

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East Coast Experiences Flight Delays At Hubs Due To Absent Workers

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U.S. Aviation Industry Sounds Alarm Over Concerns As Shutdown Continues

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Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain

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Some Travelers Expressing Gratitude For TSA Workers Amid Shutdown

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Federal regulators have announced plans to allow drone operators to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles over populated areas and at night. A Wing Hummingbird drone from Project Wing arrives and sets down its package at a delivery location in Blacksburg, Va., last year. Michael Shroyer via AP hide caption

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Jacinda, whose husband is a TSA officer in Portland, Ore., working during the shutdown without pay, with her two young children. Her family is worried about how they will pay their rent, electric bill and cellphone bill. Courtesy of Jacinda hide caption

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'I'm Scared': TSA Families Fear Falling Behind On Bills, Losing Their Homes

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How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting Air Travel

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There's Always A Cost Associated With Free Shipping

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A worker labels packages at a FedEx warehouse in Chicago. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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The Monumental Push Behind Getting That Package Delivered By Christmas

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Rush hour on Interstate 10 in El Paso, Texas. A federal report suggests America's interstates are worn, overused and highly congested. It also recommends billions of dollars in fixes. Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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McDonald's moved its corporate headquarters from the Chicago suburbs into the city. The new location is near two Chicago Transit Authority "L" stops, including Morgan Station, a 2012 addition to the system. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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'Talent Wants Transit': Companies Near Transportation Gaining The Upper Hand

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Indonesian Investigation On Air Crash Shows Pilots Struggled With Automated System

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Indonesian Officials Release Report On Air Crash That Killed 189 People

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