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Paula Deen Cooks Up $75 Million Deal With Investor

The answer to the question "can Paula Deen recover?" from the uproar over her past use of the "N-word" is apparently yes.

Climbing robots, modeled after termites, can be programmed to work together to build tailor-made structures.

Robot Construction Workers Take Their Cues From Termites

Termites can build huge, elaborate mounds that rise up from the ground like insect skyscrapers; scientists have now created little robots that act like termites to build a made-to-order structure.

"Termites are the real masters of construction in the insect world," says Justin Werfel of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. "The largest termite mound on record was 42 feet tall."

A Closer Look At How Corporations Influence Congress

A flu shot would have helped protect young adults, but most didn't get it.

With This Year's Flu, Young Adults Are Not So Invincible

We usually think of the flu as an illness that afflicts the elderly. But this season the virus seems to be hitting younger people hard.

This winter at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., the median age of people hospitalized with influenza was 28.5 years. Many of the worst cases of flu occurred in young, otherwise healthy people.

Here's where the misery was this morning, according to FlightAware.com.

How Bad Is It For Fliers Today? Latest 'Misery Map' Shows

With more than 6,000 flights within the nation canceled today and more than 1,000 delayed because of the snow and ice storm moving up the East Coast, it's time once again to point to FlightAware.com's "Misery Map."

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, As Do Hopes That Spring Will Bring Better News

There were 339,000 first-time claims filed last week for unemployment benefits, up 8,000 from the week before, according to the Employment and Training Administration.

So this week's takeaway would seem to be a lot like last week's and several before that.

Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at the main gate of the Parwan Detention Facility Center on the outskirts of Bagram. Afghan authorities released 65 prisoners from there Thursday.

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghan authorities on Thursday went ahead and released 65 prisoners from a high-security prison north of Kabul over the strong objections of U.S. military commanders, who say the men are dangerous terrorists who have attacked civilians and soldiers in the past.

As the Los Angeles Times writes:

A glimpse of what it's like in the sinkhole that opened up Wednesday under a wing of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

WATCH: Cameras Capture Corvettes Being Sucked Into Sinkhole

Security cameras were rolling Wednesday when a sinkhole opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. As we reported earlier, eight of the iconic sports cars were sucked down into a hole about 40 feet deep.

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

(We put a new top on this story at 9:25 a.m. ET and added an update at 10:15 a.m. ET.)

As NPR's David Folkenflik pointed out earlier today, Comcast's proposed $45 billion purchase of fellow cable company Time Warner will receive some scrutiny from federal officials. Here's some more about that part of the story:

Politico writes that:

A man clears snow in front of DC Meat Market in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City.

Northeast, New England Brace As Ice And Snow Move Up Coast

(We're adding details to this post as the day continues.)

The forecasters said it would be "crippling," "mind-boggling" and historic.

Well, this time around we can't complain about them getting it wrong.

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