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God bless victims of the current storms.

(Global warming.  I’m just saying…)

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This Just In

Elizabeth Frazier grabbed the last bottles of water in sight, then left the store.

“It’s a zoo in there,” she said. “There’s nothing left on the shelves,” the Reading, Massachusetts, resident told CNN affiliate WHDH.

A gathering snowstorm is driving droves of New Englanders into shops to seize up the last supplies, then dash home to stock their cupboards, baton down the hatches and brace for a potentially long haul. Its icy rage will commence Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service predicts, and will last into Saturday.

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How do you turn a tiny science-city at the far end of the earth into a flexible biosphere capable of skating around vast fields of ice with up to 90 m.p.h. winds and temperatures that can drop below 100 degrees F?

Like this: Imagine something that’s a squatter, bluer version of the sandcrawler in Star Wars, multiplied sevenfold, with each structure linked like train cars. Now perch it high above the ground on hydraulically elevated legs that are capped off with ski-like “feet.” Finally, place this bizarre-sounding “centipede city” somewhere in a beautifully austere, wind-scoured snowscape — say, Antarctica — and you get Halley VI, the world’s first perambulatory municipality. A moveable city.

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Well, maybe calling it a “research center” would be more accurate, because that’s it’s main purpose on the floating ice shelf just…

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Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper publisher News International settled 144 lawsuits over phone hacking on Friday.

High Court officials did not announce the names the people involved or the amount of the settlements.

Seven cases were not settled and will go to trial in June.

Friday’s settlements were the second group of suits to be settled by News International after a widespread scandal around the hacking of
celebrities, politicians, victims of crime and others by people working for Murdoch tabloids.

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