1. WINTER STORM
Waiting game: The Southeast was waiting early today.Families were locked in their homes. Stores were ransacked for supplies. Road crews were ready. Thousands of flights were canceled. Now all that was left was the questions. Will this winter storm really be catastrophic? Should I have bought all these batteries, duct tape and milk? How long will I be stuck in my house with my wild kids? While in some areas the snowpocalypse had not descended early today, Southerners were heeding ominous warnings of the monstrous storm on its way.
2. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Not on my watch: That’s what Washington’s governor said yesterday. Gov. Jay Inslee stepped in and put a halt to executions in the state. There are “too many doubts” and “too many flaws” in death penalty cases, the governor said. After months of review, Inslee said he’s convinced that equal justice wasn’t being served. The ban will stay as long as Inslee is governor, he says. Washington now joins many other states with doubts. Eighteen states have officially banned capital punishment as a matter of law. Seven others have had a moratorium imposed either by the courts or the governor.
3. WHITE HOUSE DINNER
Going stag: Yesterday’s state dinner brought top Washington and Hollywood couples to the White House. But the most watched person may have been the one without a date: French President Francois Hollande. France’s head man went stag to the soiree. Recent news of an affair with an actress ended his longtime relationship with the woman once considered the nation’s first lady. Hollande came alone but brought baggage, so to speak. But the French president’s troubles at home was not mentioned last night at the party of movie stars and moguls.
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5 Things To Know For Your New Day – Wednesday, February 12, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com