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DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the monitoring service said. (Reporting by William Maclean, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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Frost causes record number of broken water mains in Marshfield

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Marshfield Utilities

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) -- The cold weather has caused a record number of broken water mains in Marshfield this winter.

That’s according to Marshfield’s Water Superintendent Dave Wasserburger who says January was a rough month for his hard working crew. According to Wasserburger, “In the month of January we had 16 water main breaks.” That’s about triple the usual number, with Wasserburger reporting five in 2011 and six in 2012.

Pipes made from around 1945 to 1968 are breaking the most, not due to their age but to the material used to manufacture the pipes.

Main breaks usually take between four and five hours to fix.

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