National Headlines 1-5-14

Lawyer: Nuns’ case ‘exceptionally important’ (The Hill)

Battle over jobless benefits will consume start of 2014 (The Hill)

Record-Low Temperatures Set to Fall Across US (ABC News)

Barack Obama flies back to Washington – without Michelle (AFP)

Romney accepts apology from MSNBC host (Associated Press)

Senators Differ Sharply on Penalty for Snowden (New York Times)

Paige Kreegel files paperwork to run for Trey Radel’s seat (Sunshine State News)

Michelle Obama celebrates 50th birthday in Hawaii as US shivers (Telegraph)

Just three pull-ups: Too many for women in the Marine Corps? (Christian Science Monitor)

Barbara Bush discharged from hospital on eve of 69th wedding anniversary (Culture Map)

Boeing workers approve 8-year contract for 777X production in Seattle hub (Gant Daily)

Retreating U.S. stimulus poses risk to world recovery (Reuters)