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  • Today in the News: Woman with flu dies 3 weeks after losing baby

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    Leslie Creekmore, a 29-year-old Arkansas woman who lost her baby last month after coming down with the H1N1 flu virus, has died, CNN reports. Creekmore had been hospitalized for the last month, and spontaneously miscarried Jan. 16 when she was 20 weeks pregnant.
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    "When you're talking about the amount of ice we're looking at, it's catastrophic. What will happen is that the ice will build up on trees, trees will come down and take down the power lines. ... So it is an event that we are extremely fearful of, but we're preparing (by) bringing in outside help at this time." — Georgia Power's Aaron Strickland tells CNN, regarding a historic ice storm hitting the Southeast on Tuesday.
    Hot video: Obama speaks out on NSA, Iran, Syria struggles
    President Barack Obama says there is no country with which the U.S. has "a no-spy agreement," but vows to protect privacy. Obama spoke Tuesday during a joint news conference with the French president, a key partner in both the Syrian and Iranian efforts.
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