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Morning brief: Severe storm to hit Northeast

SEVERE STORM TO HIT NORTHEAST

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Monday through Tuesday evening in New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. Winter storm warnings were also issued for the remainder of the Northeast. New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to help keep the roads clear for sanitation crews and first responders. Meteorologists said New York City could receive 12 to 18 inches of snow.

SPICER AMBUSHED BY WOMAN IN APPLE STORE

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was ambushed by a woman over the weekend at an Apple Store. The woman asked him what is was like working for a “fascist.” In the viral video posted on social media, the woman asked how Spicer felt “about destroying our country.” Spicer said that the United States is “such a great country that allows you to be here,” in response to the woman. “That is racism and it is an implied threat,” Shree Chauhan said in a post on social media in response to his comment.

UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES BIDEN INSTITUTE

Former Vice President Joe Biden is joining officials at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, for the launch Monday of the Biden Institute. Biden Institute is a new research and policy center focused on domestic issues including economic reform, environmental sustainability, criminal justice and civil rights. Biden will be the founding chair of the Institute.

HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS ARE CANCELED IN BERLIN

Hundreds of flights have been forced to cancel after ground staff at Berlin’s two airports have gone on strike for the second time in four days. Airport officials have said 465 departures from Tegel and 195 from Schoenefeld were canceled — most of the flights planned for the day.

FOX NEWS OPINION: Hans A. von Spakovsky: Preet Bharara 'fired': A phony scandal created by an Obama appointee

It should come as no surprise that an Obama political appointee (with the cooperation of the media) would try to create a phony scandal out of a routine event. With every new administration, the incoming president asks all U.S. attorneys appointed by the prior administration to resign. After all, they are political appointees, just like cabinet officials and the attorney general, other cabinet members and literally thousands of other jobs within the executive branch. In 2009, President Barack Obama asked for the resignation of George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys. When he replaced virtually all of them, it was treated as nothing out of the ordinary. That’s because it wasn’t.

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