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News Story of the Day
Updated Dec 06, 04:10 AM
DALLAS - As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.
But by Thursday, Texas was facing the same wintry blast that's hitting much of the U.S., bringing frigid temperatures, ice and snow.
At a Dallas Home Depot, manager James McGilberry said the store was already running out of firewood and ice melt on Thursday afternoon, as freezing rain and wind began hitting the region.
Sports Story of the Day
Updated Dec 05, 06:45 PM
JOHANNESBURG - He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colors of the Springboks and 65,000 white rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.
"Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela said in a speech five years after that match.
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