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WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing a midnight deadline, Congress is ready to renew the expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But lawmakers are sure to reject toughening those restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
A huge snow and ice storm on Monday forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and sparked major delays at airports in the northeastern United States and Texas. In the Washington area, flights in and out of both Reagan National Airport and Dulles international airport were disrupted due to the storm that slammed in the area on Sunday. In Texas, authorities at Dallas-Fort Worth airport struggled to get operations back on track after a weekend ice storm.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They were for whites only.