Lawsuit pending: The Justice Department may be drafting papers to sue the Ferguson Police Department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, sources say. What could stop a lawsuit? If the department agrees to make the changes on its own. Attorney General Eric Holder said he expects to announce the results of the department’s investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown and a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department before he leaves office in the coming weeks.
Superbug: UCLA hospital officials say they can link the deaths of two people to a drug-resistant bacteria. Worse yet, nearly 180 other patients may have been exposed to the superbug. The hospital is contacting the patients who had endoscopic procedures between October and January and is offering in-home tests that they can take to see if they have it. The bacteria kills up to half the people who get it.
How cold is it?: Pretty much the entire eastern half of the United States is in the ice box. From the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast, temperatures are 25 to 45 degrees below average. That’s 115 million people in 27 states shivering and shouting choice words. Schools are closed far and wide, ranging from Chicago to north Georgia. And the final insult? Many parts of the Lower 48 will be colder than Alaska today.
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