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Newsgeist: 1/5/10

Welcome to the wonderful Wednesday edition of the Newsgeist! Today's stories include info on the Consumer Electronics Show, an epic cold front in Austin, and a possible split of an African country. Read more for the links.

-The Texas Transportation Forum wraps up today, as the state looks for ways to pay for roads.

-The coldest outbreak in 20 years could hit Austin next week.

-Here's insight on the so-called "death panels," a new Medicare rule being enforced across the country.

-Check out the latest from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

-Jimmy Stewart might disagree, but the filibuster is likely to be reformed.

-Fighting between northern and southern Sudanese has led to a vote that could split the country.

-And finally, iPads are showing up in classrooms across the U.S.

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