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morning cram [competitiveness edition]

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In his second State of the Union address, President Obama outlined the United States’ challenge of improving global competitiveness.

NPR reports Obama’s call for America to (once again) reinvent itself includes new government ‘investments’ in education, renewable energy and infrastructure.

1-7 inches of wet snow blankets the region overnight while road crews are almost out of salt. Watch out for bad winter weather drivers and find area closings, delays and road conditions below.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield Police are still searching for suspects after a local pharmacy was pilfered for pain meds. A Fulton babysitter discovers a toddler drowned in a bucket.

ILLINOIS~ One legislator/pilot wants new state charges for pointing lasers at airplanes. SIU-Carbondale’s new provost resigns (after +1 week on the job).

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