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Hanyu wins history-making gold, Ledecka stuns in super-G

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:58
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men’s free skate.
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Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:58
Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute .
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Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:58
Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.
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Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook Of Information Warfare

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:05

There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.

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Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:00

"There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.

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A Dr. Seuss-Like Poem About The Woman Who Pulled 14 Worms From Her Eye

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:00

Her story was so inspirational to readers that they literally sprung into verse, with a Dr. Seuss-inspired poem. What they created is the most joyful poem about eye worms ever written.

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The Russia Investigations: Mueller Indicts The 'Internet Research Agency'

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:00

Here are five takeaways from the indictment unveiled on Friday that charged a St. Petersburg troll farm and a number of individual Russians with waging "information warfare" against the United States.

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Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 19:00

Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.

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Navy officer: US won’t be bullied by China in S. China Sea

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:29
A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.
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Maldives police break up opposition protests; many injured

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:29
Dozens of pro-opposition supporters were injured and many were arrested after police in the Maldives broke up countrywide protests demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of his political opponents from prison.
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German foreign minister pushes for return to strong US ties

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:29
Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America first” approach of President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington’s interest as they are in Europe’s.
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Moon won’t discuss possible summit with North Korea’s Kim

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:29
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will lead to better ties between Washington and Pyongyang — and help to set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.
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North Korea denounces ‘Trump group’ for bringing up Otto Warmbier during Olympics charm offensive

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:29
The story of the U.S. student who spent 17 months in custody, most of it in a coma, is not one North Korea wants to hear again.
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PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:02

By the end of the first week, Norway's team led in medals, with 19. Athletes from Team USA won eight medals, including five gold — the first of which went to 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard.

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Tribal Leaders: Infrastructure Bill Should Include Indian Country Priorities

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:00

"Tribal infrastructure is American infrastructure," the president of the National Congress of American Indians said in response to Trump's proposal for investing in U.S. infrastructure.

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'This Must Be Some Mistake,' Says Snowboarder After Winning Olympic Gold In Skiing

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:06

She went up the hill a snowboarder but came down an Olympic champion skier. That's one way to tell the story of Ester Ledecka, the Czech athlete who stunned the world in South Korea.

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Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:00
Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold.
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US skater Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:00
Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a “disaster.”
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Strong quake rekindles memories of past disasters in Mexico

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:00
A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago.
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