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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

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Good afternoon, everyone!

Here are some stories for you to peruse on this lovely Wednesday:

1. With the severe cold days and nights, the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission says they are in extreme need of donations.   Last night they tell us they slept 217 people; they  are not turning anyone away and will make room for anyone who comes to their doors, they said. Please contact them at www.hiway80rm.org to donate, or click here to find out what their specific needs are.

2. After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, heads to the Senate, where approval seems certain. The White House said President Barack Obama would sign it.

3. Police said a Spartanburg pizza delivery man trying to drop off an order was almost robbed of his pies by a teen, but just laughed the would-be robber off and pushed him out of his way.

4. Good news Beatles fans - The Grammys will not be the last time we see Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform together this year. The two are reuniting once again for a Beatles TV special, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, which will commemorate their first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago.A variety of artists will collaborate to perform covers of Beatles songs during the show.

5. After The House of Representatives' decision not to vote on immigration reform before the winter holidays, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address last night to call for reform in 2014. He linked the call to the central theme of his address, which was the economy, specifically providing opportunity for all Americans by creating jobs and filling them.

6. In the next day or two, Attorney General Eric Holder will make the most high-profile death penalty decision of his career in law enforcement: whether to seek capital punishment in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings last April that killed three people and injured 260.

7. Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern's quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes - the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.

Make sure to join us on our live stream of the news at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV.com if you're not near your tv this evening. We're here for you!

See you soon,

Stephanie Frazier



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