Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day celebrates King's birthday, honors his legacy and shines a light on civil rights. King was assassinated in April 1

968 on a motel balcony in Memphis. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, becoming the first federal holiday honoring an African American.

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What's open and what's closed on MLK Day?

Since Monday is a federal holiday, most schools want to be closed, as well as banks and the post office. Most grocery stores, restaurants and retail stores will be open. In the Atlanta, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park has scheduled to open the park through Feb. 3. The park includes King's birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church where King was a co-pastor, Fire Station no. 6 and a visitor center. Here's a deeper look at what's open on What's Closed on Monday.

The third Monday in January is supposedly the gloomiest day of the year, according to a U.K. researcher who created a mathematical equation for what he called Blue Monday. His calculation is based on weather conditions, debt levels, time since Christmas and time since failing our new year's resolutions. But, the validly of the equation is questionable. Mental health expert Isabella Goldie says it is a public health insurance plan.

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NYC is getting a little cheaper

New York City is a city that is not very popular. Starting Monday, the city wants to be NYC Winter Outing organized by the Tourism Marketing Association, NYC & Company. For the first time, NYC's Restaurant Week, NYC's Broadway Week and NYC Must-See Week will take place at the same time. That will result in shopping sales, theater, restaurant and attraction / sightseeing deals. Here's how to take advantage of the deals.

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Winter Storm Harper upends

It's been a rough holiday weekend for air travel. Airlines have canceled more than 4,100 flights in the United States since Friday, with disruptions extending into Monday. The culprit has been hit by a storm – dubbed "Harper" by The Weather Channel – that's heavy snow, and winds up in the Great Plains and Midwest into the Northeast and New England. Flight delays could last even after the storm. Bitter cold is predicted to blast into the Midwest and Northeast in the storm's wake, bringing the possibility of de-icing delays at busy airports.

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