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The Pulse: Remembering Peter O'Toole

In Monday's edition of "The Pulse," Hollywood remembers Peter O'Toole; a judge rules NSA phone spying unconstitutional; and winter weather affecting people coast-to-coast.
In Monday's edition of "The Pulse," Hollywood remembers Peter O'Toole; a judge rules NSA phone spying unconstitutional; and winter weather affecting people coast-to-coast.

Legendary actor Peter O'Toole passes away at the age of 81 today. The Hollywood titan's career spanned nearly six decades, earning him eight academy nominations... But only one statue. His 1962 performance as "T.E. Lawrence" in Lawrence of Arabia was the number one ranked performance in premiere magazine's greatest performances of all time in 2006.

The U.S. government's formerly-secret program of collecting Americans' domestic phone communication records was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal court. A federal judge said the National Security Agency's collection of such metadata was an apparent violation of privacy rights. There's no word on whether the Obama Administration plans to seek an appeal.

Today in South Africa, a larger-than-life tribute to former President Nelson Mandela was unveiled. This nine-meter tall statue now stands outside the union buildings in Pretoria, the same place where thousands lined up to pay tribute to Mandela last week.

Makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes may soon be required to prove their products are not only safe for daily long term use. But also more effective than plain soap and water when it comes to preventing illness and the spread of infection. That's according to a new rule proposed Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. If manufacturers can't prove safety and effectiveness, they'd have to reformulate the products or change their label for them to stay on store shelves.

A large swath of snow and ice is moving into the Northeast. The 1,000-mile path of this system has put states from Kansas to Maine in the bullseye, with winter storm warnings and watches throughout. And across the board: airport delays due to the storm forcing many flights to be canceled, with a ripple effect being felt coast to coast.
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