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Your week in review: Feb. 22

Massive budget cuts, miserable weather and a medalist accused of murder captured our attention in this week's headlines. Massive budget cuts, miserable weather and a medalist accused of murder captured our attention in this week's headlines.

(RNN) - Despite dodging most of the tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff less than two months ago, politicians in Washington find themselves back at the bargaining table to avoid across-the-board cuts in the budget sequester.

Various entitlement programs, transportation safety departments and defense spending could see drastic reductions.

Officials in Atlanta arrested a man after he allegedly hit a toddler aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis. The child's mother claimed the man was intoxicated before the flight took off and that he hit her son while the 19-month-old was crying.

In Los Angeles, police are investigating the death of a Canadian tourist who was found inside a hotel water tank. Investigators said the woman was likely decomposing in the tank for more than two weeks.

Meanwhile, paraolympian Oscar Pistorius was arraigned for premeditated murder in a South African court. Detectives said the gold medalist shot and killed his supermodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Watch video from these stories and more in the Raycom News Network's week in review.

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