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Neighbors worked together to clear as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota Sunday. Photo: Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A trans-continental winter storm moving into the Northeast Sunday is tormenting travelers and being blamed for multiple deaths, AP reports.

What's happening: The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for upstate New York and New England, where nearly a foot of snow was expected to fall. Ice accumulations were forecast for parts of Pennsylvania and California was also under a storm warning, with the Bay Area bracing for "a foot of total rainfall between Saturday and Wednesday morning," per the Los Angeles Times.

  • Another storm that developed in the mid-Atlantic Sunday is set to move into a nor’easter through Monday, per the NWS.
  • Nearly 2,200 flights were delayed and nearly over 300 canceled by Sunday night, per FlightAware.
  • The wild weather caused nearly 9,000 utility customers to lose power in the "mountain communities northeast of Los Angeles," AP reports.

The big picture: The storm system has been moving across the U.S. this week, spanning from California across the northern Midwest.

  • The storm has caused deaths in Arizona and Missouri. Multiple major highways were closed over the weekend to prevent road incidents.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on weather and transport developments.

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Trump grants flurry of last-minute pardons

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President Trump issued 73 pardons and commuted the sentences of 70 individuals early Wednesday, 11 hours from leaving office.

Why it matters: It's a last-minute gift to some of the president's loyalists and an evident use of executive power with only hours left of his presidency. Axios reported in December that Trump planned to grant pardons to "every person who ever talked to me."

Trump revokes ethics order barring former aides from lobbying

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Shortly after pardoning members of Congress and lobbyists convicted on corruption charges, President Trump revoked an executive order barring former officials from lobbying for five years after leaving his administration.

Why it matters: The order, which was signed eight days after he took office, was an attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to "drain the swamp."

  • But with less than 12 hours left in office, Trump has now removed those limitations on his own aides.

Trump pardons former GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy

President Trump has pardoned Elliott Broidy, a former top Republican fundraiser who pleaded guilty late last year to conspiring to violate foreign lobbying laws as part of a campaign to sway the administration on behalf of Chinese and Malaysian interests.

Why it matters: Broidy was a deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee early in Trump’s presidency, and attempted to leverage his influence in the Trump administration on behalf of his clients. The president's decision to pardon Broidy represents one last favor for a prominent political ally.

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