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Motorists navigate an ice and snow-covered roadin Mason City, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Millions of travelers whose Thanksgiving holiday plans were thrown into disarray by two powerful storm systems now have to deal with another coast-to-coast winter storm system on the way home, per the National Weather Service.

The latest: Motorists face heavy snow "from parts of California to the northern Midwest and drenches other areas with rain," AP reports. Over 1,300 flights were delayed and 300 canceled Saturday, according to FlightAware.

  • Winds caused 100 flights to be canceled and 182 others delayed at at Denver International Airport, AP notes.
  • Chicago's O’Hare and Midway International Airports canceled 27 and two flights, respectively, with flight delays of about 15 minutes reported as the storm barrels toward the Midwest "with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds" Saturday, AP notes.

What to watch: The NWS expects heavy snowfall in the California mountains, the upper Midwest and Northeast U.S. through Monday night.

  • The NWS issued blizzard warnings through Sunday morning across the northern High Plains and the western edge of Lake Superior and projects that "travel could be very difficult" on Interstates 90 and 35.
  • United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines issued fee waivers for travelers flying Sunday and Monday to cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

The big picture: A "bomb cyclone" and another powerful storm system impacted millions' of Americans' travel plans at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Washington Post notes.

  • A death related to the storm was reported in South Dakota, per AP. Arizona authorities told reporters the bodies of two children were found after they were in was swept away during a heavy rainstorm.

Go deeper: In photos: Impact of powerful Thanksgiving storms across the U.S.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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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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