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Arctic air brings record cold to huge swath of US

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A blast of bone-chilling cold snarled air travel, closed schools and prompted calls Tuesday for people to stay inside in the United States and Canada, as temperatures plunged to lows not seen in two decades. 

A woman bundled against the cold, walks on the east side of Manhattan on January 7, 2014 in New York as frigid weather grips the northeast

Superlatives of cold-talk abounded, even in midwestern states used to chest-high snow and bitter cold, as the National Weather Service said the deep freeze was making its way east.

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