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‘Putin’s chef’ among Russians indicted by Mueller

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:00
He’s known as “Putin’s chef” — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach.
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The political trend that’s more important than ‘populism’

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:00
Get used to hearing about "majoritarianism."
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Contingent Of Teenagers Rock Pyeongchang

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 15:19

Teens from all over the world made the cut to represent their countries at the Winter Games. Youthful energy and savvy social media have propelled many to Olympic stardom.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

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Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic wins surprise gold in Olympic super-G; mistake costs Lindsey Vonn a medal

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:58
Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic wins surprise gold in Olympic super-G; mistake costs Lindsey Vonn a medal.
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Nathan Chen Turns Page, Makes Olympic History By Landing 6 Quads

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:33

In a huge comeback, Nathan Chen spun around four times in the air during six jumps on the second and final day of the men's singles figure skating competition.

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Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:23

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

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Exasperated military judge halts USS Cole bombing case

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
Critics say episode shows court system set up at Guantanamo Bay is imploding.
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Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries.
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American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.
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Men's Figure Skating Forecast: Chilly With A Chance Of Pooh Rain

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:00

Fans showered the ice with Winnie the Pooh plush toys after Yuzuru Hanyu's performances this week. The A. A. Milne character has become an unofficial mascot for the Japanese skater.

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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems.
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Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
Venezuela’s former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country.
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Cyril Ramaphosa, elected South Africa’s new president, confronts woes of Zuma legacy

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
Mired in corruption scandals, Jacob Zuma was forced to resign leaving the ANC reputation in tatters.
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On Eve Of Olympics Debut, Jamaican Women's Bobsled Team Loses And Finds A Sled

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:38

As their head coach left the team, she threatened to take the sled with her. But Jamaican beer makers volunteered to pay for a new one just in time for training on site.

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Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:21

The identity of the 15-year-old suspect, who will be tried as an adult, had not been confirmed until Friday. Two students were killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

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Though 13 Russians Were Indicted For Election Meddling, The Investigation Isn't Over

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:02

President Trump and his aides are spinning the grand jury's indictment of 13 Russians linked to alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election as an all-clear. Although that would appear to be overstating what the Special Counsel has actually said.

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Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Indictment Of Russians Interfering With U.S. Elections

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:02

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictments of Russians operating a "troll farm" with the intent to interfere with American elections. He says these indictments confirm what his committee concluded.

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Former US ambassador Glendon resigns from Vatican bank board

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
The former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has resigned from the board of the Vatican bank in the latest vote of no-confidence in the bank’s efforts to turn itself around.
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Ex-Ontario conservative leader joins race amid allegations

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
The former leader of Ontario’s conservative opposition party is running for his party’s leadership just three weeks after resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations.
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Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
At least 25 trucks were torched in a southern region of Chile that the Mapuche indigenous community claims as its ancestral territory, authorities said Friday.
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