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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, February 12:

5. We're tracking a Nor'easter for Wednesday night and Thursday. This could be the biggest snow since February 2010 with "Snowmegeddon". Those in the bull's eye could see a foot of snow !

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4. The White House says President Obama will sign an executive order today increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. Obama first announced the measure during his State of the Union address.

MORE: President to hike min. wage for some

3. Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has been hospitalized, sources tell WUSA9's Bruce Johnson. Ward 8 council member Marion Barry has been admitted to intensive care unit at the Washington Hospital Center.

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2. Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Tuesday in anticipation of the major snow storm that is forecast to hit Virginia starting Wednesday night.

MORE: Snow brings state of emergency in Va.

1. Amtrak has suspended service in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions ahead of the snow storm that is expected to hit the District Wednesday night.

MORE:Amtrak suspends service before snow storm

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