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A man braves the cold and walks along the shore of Lake Michigan as temperatures remain in the negative digits on Jan. 7, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

All 50 States Saw Freezing Temperatures At Some Point Tuesday

An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records — some more than a century-old — shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

01/08/2014

A young boy builds a snowman.  (credit: Frank Lazaro/Getty Images)

Polar Air Brings Single-Digit Cold To East, South

Fountains froze over, a 200-foot Ferris wheel in Atlanta shut down, and Southerners had to dig out winter coats, hats and gloves they almost never have to use.

01/07/2014

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