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Midwestern United States: One of the four census regions of the United States of America
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau. It occupies the northern central part of the United States. It was officially named the North Central Region by the Census Bureau until 1984. It is located between the Northeastern United States and the Western United States, with Canada to its north and the Southern United States to its south.


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Study: Almost Half Of US States Don't Have COVID-19 Pandemic In Check

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Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast [Video]

Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast

The polar vortex dumped snow and cold Arctic air on parts of the northeast United States and Canada over Mother's Day weekend.

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Michigan governor largely rescinds lockdown, retailers to reopen

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Midwest states to partner on reopening economies

Wisconsin's governor and six others in the Midwest say they'll coordinate on reopening their economies. The other states are Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. (April 16)  
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U.S. Midwest governors to coordinate reopening economies battered by coronavirus

Governors of seven U.S. mostly Midwestern states on Thursday said they will work in close coordination to reopen their economies battered by efforts to contain the coronavirus, echoing similar moves..
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Seven governors in U.S. Midwest to work together to reopen their economies

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U.S. Midwest exploring cooperation around reopening as coronavirus eases: Illinois officials

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Holdout States Resist Calls for Stay-at-Home Orders: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

A small number of states in the Midwest and the South are under growing pressure to order all residents to stay at home to fight the coronavirus.
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Severe storms, tornadoes likely to erupt in Midwest

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U.S. forecasters see widespread spring flooding but less than 2019

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Mideast states must share more information on coronavirus cases: WHO

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Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide.

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Bernie Sanders Cancels Mississippi Rally, Shifting Focus to Michigan

The decision suggests that the Sanders campaign is largely ceding another Southern state to Joseph R. Biden Jr. and going all-in on the Midwest instead.
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Super Tuesday triumph for Biden sets up one-on-one battle against Sanders

A resurgent Joe Biden rolled to victories across the South, Midwest and New England on the biggest day of voting in the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination campaign, setting up one-on-one battle..
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Moderate Klobuchar's 'stealth campaign' for U.S. presidency comes to an end

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After rising from relative obscurity to become a viable White House candidate, Pete Buttigieg ends his campaign

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Chicago dodges heavy snow but the Midwest may see some of the biggest snowfalls this season

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Chicago could see biggest snow of the season as winter storm targets Midwest, Northeast

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Airport worker stays positive in Midwest cold snap

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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar plays up her Midwestern roots during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids on the eve of the Iowa caucuses (Feb. 2)  
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Klobuchar claims path to the White House is through the Midwest.

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Winter Storm That Dumped Snow in the Midwest Is Headed for the Northeast

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Winter storm slams Midwest

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'Hazardous' travel ahead: Weekend winter storm to wallop Midwest and Northeast with snow and ice

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11 dead as tornadoes, heavy rain, wicked winds lash southern US, Midwest

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'Difficult or impossible travel': Winter storm wreaks havoc from Midwest to Northeast

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Winter storm in Southern California set to deliver ice, snow, travel headaches to Midwest

Forecasters said the storm, which was set to push into the Plains this weekend, could dump up to a foot of snow in some parts of the southern Rockies.
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Christmas travel weather forecast: Mostly smooth sailing for your holidays

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Heidi Hynes, Transplanted Crusader for the Poor, Dies at 51

Dismayed by inequality and injustice, a white woman from the Midwest devoted her abbreviated career to helping poor blacks and Latinos in the Bronx.
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Deep freeze: Schools closed for snow days in Northeast, subzero temperatures in Midwest

Snow along the East Coast disrupted morning commutes and caused some school closures as subzero temperatures struck the Midwest and Northern Plains.
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Snowstorm in central U.S. snarls Thanksgiving travel plans

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