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Bitterly cold temperatures continue to grip the Great Plains and Upper Midwest. People are seen here walking along the frozen lakefront on Wednesday in Chicago.
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Frank Lettiere's eyebrows and eyelashes froze after his walk along Lake Michigan's Chicago shoreline Wednesday. Frostbite warnings were issued for parts of the U.S. Midwest as temperatures plunged.
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Noah Fisher looks over his home that was destroyed by the Camp Fire in November 2018 in Paradise, California. Investigators are examining whether PG&E power lines helped ignite the fire.
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Thailand's Pollution Control Department declared air quality in the the Thai capital unhealthy, leading to the closure of 400 public schools through the end of the week.
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Meteorological Electronics Technicians Christopher Bieschke and Kirk Wilson replace a wind sensor atop a 30-foot tower at an Oklahoma Mesonet station near Shawnee, Okla.
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