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    In this image Feb. 5, 2014 provided by Farm Sanctuary shelter, blind cows Tricia, left, and Sweety get acquainted at the shelter in Watkins Glen, N.Y. After the shelter tried to find ways to help Tricia, 12, and blind since birth, a Canadian animal welfare group sent Sweety, 8, via special transport. She arrived on Feb. 4, and they have become best female friends, playing in the grass, eating in the barn and grooming one another. (AP Photo/Farm Sanctuary)

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    In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 photo, food researchers, from the left, Mary Scerra, Priscilla Bitopoulos, and Lauren Pecukonis, prepare ingredients for prototype pizzas in a kitchen at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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    In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 photo, Emirati men pass behind a mannequin during the Fashion Forward show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai and luxury are nearly synonymous. The city is home to the world’s tallest tower, massive manmade islands in the shape of palm trees and a fleet of police cars that include a Ferrari, Lamborghini and a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron. To boost its glamour factor and economy, the city has its eyes set on the multi-billion dollar a year global fashion industry, which is currently dominated by the U.S., Europe and Japan. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MISERABLE COMMUTE MAY BE IN STORE FOR THE EAST

Another wintry mix hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast during the night, making travel treacherous once again.

2. AP ANALYSIS SHOWS STAGGERING NUMBER OF CANCELED FLIGHTS

Airlines have eliminated more than 74,000 since Dec. 1. That’s 5.5 percent of all flights, and the most in more than 25 years.

3. WHY MORE AMERICANS AREN’T GETTING WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY

There’s a social stigma attached to having surgery to lose weight, but biggest reason is few insurers will pay for the procedure.

4. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COMCAST-TIME WARNER CABLE DEAL

Predictably, perhaps, people took to the Internet Thursday to vent, citing high prices, missed appointments and fear of a monopoly.

5. ON VALENTINE’S DAY, IT’S BLIND BOVINE LOVE

Two blind, aging cows, both rescued from the slaughterhouse, find companionship at animal sanctuary in New York.

6. MAN-EATING TIGER ON THE PROWL IN NORTHERN INDIA

Female has claimed at least nine victims so far as she terrorizes villages.

7. DUBAI EMERGING AS GLOBAL POWERHOUSE IN FASHION

City is building district dedicated to the industry, and officials hope to make it a base for designers on par with Paris and New York.

8. “SUPERSTAR OF THE STAMP WORLD” TO BE SOLD AGAIN

British Guiana One-Cent Magenta has broken the auction record three times. It should fetch more than $10 million when it’s sold in June.

9. RESEARCH SAYS PARENTS SHOULD START TALKING TO BABIES EARLY

It’s the key to building language and vocabulary skills. And forget “baby talk"; long, complex sentences are good.

10. RESEARCHERS CLOSING IN ON HOLY GRAIL OF MREs

It’s a pizza that will last up to three years. Soldiers have asked for such a meal ready to eat since canned food in combat zones went away in 1981.

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