The CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller has reaction from President Obama to Susan Rice's withdrawal from the race to be the next US Secretary of State:
Pres Obama says he accepts Susan Rice's decision "to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State."
Rice was criticized for misleading America about the attack in Benghazi that claimed four US lives including Amb. Chris Stevens.
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As many as 2,000 British holidaymakers could be among those stuck at emergency accommodation as snow causes chaos for holidaymakers.
Tributes have beenb paid to Harry Potter and Outnumbered actor David Ryall who died on Christmas Day aged 79.
We are set to enjoy some sunshine after all that ice, snow and frost - albeit with temperatures still low.