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13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

NPR Headlines - 46 min 59 sec ago

No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.

(Image credit: Felix Marquez/AP)

Categories: News, US News

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

FiveThirtyEight - 1 hour 2 min ago
The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.
Categories: Outside Blogs

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

FiveThirtyEight - 1 hour 5 min ago
Connecticut, which passed a strict gun law after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has seen a sharp drop in the number of gun deaths.
Categories: Outside Blogs

News Analysis: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader

FiveThirtyEight - 1 hour 5 min ago
President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.
Categories: Outside Blogs

Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

FiveThirtyEight - 1 hour 25 min ago
Lt. General H.R. McMaster accused Moscow of engaging in “disinformation, subversion and espionage.” The comments highlighted a sharp division in the White House on how to talk about Russia’s actions.
Categories: Outside Blogs

U.S. hockey team unlucky in scoring opportunities against Olympic athletes from Russia

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 34 min ago

U.S. men’s hockey coach Tony Granato insisted his team’s 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes From Russia on Saturday wasn’t as bad as the final tally suggested, that the Americans had played well but were unlucky that they couldn’t put away their many scoring chances, especially in the second period...

Categories: US SPORTS

It's Grandal and Barnes behind the plate again, and atop an impressive list of Dodgers catching talent

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 39 min ago

Austin Barnes pulled up a chair beside Yasmani Grandal’s locker on Friday morning. They are united but divided, competitors aligned as a duo, and so they swapped strategy on receiving and framing and blocking. At one point, Grandal hopped up to pantomime a peg to second base. Barnes rose from his...

Categories: US SPORTS

McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is ‘now really incontrovertible’ as he woos European allies

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
The Munich Security Conference speech came amid discord among U.S. allies.
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'I would be considered criminal for saying this': Son of Holocaust survivors confronts Polish leader over complicity bill

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Some of those present at the conference described the Polish PM's response as “appalling,” “surreal” and “shocking."
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Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.
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Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Video footage has surfaced of the moment a Turkish coast guard vessel collided with a stationary Greek patrol boat near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996.
Categories: News, US News

13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground.
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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday.
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Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.
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3 asylum-seekers held after Cyprus reception center damaged

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
A Cyprus court has ordered the detention of two asylum-seekers on suspicion that they instigated a small uprising at an immigrant reception center, causing extensive damage to offices and setting fire to furniture and trash bins.
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South Korean president says Olympics have lowered tensions with North

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
In a visit to the Games, President Moon Jae-in says he hopes rapprochement will lead to ‘dialogue’ between North Korea and the United States.
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Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
As Brazil struggles with a political crisis, an economic downturn and cascading corruption scandals, dancers take a stand against slave-like conditions and craven politicians.
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10 years after independence, Kosovo's prime minister asks Washington for help with 'unfinished business'

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
The young, Muslim-majority republic faces serious challenges: high unemployment, trouble with neighbors and Islamist extremism.
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The rise of ‘Putin’s chef,’ the Russian oligarch accused of manipulating the U.S. election

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Here is the rags-to-riches story of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian accused of backing troll farms to help sway the U.S. election.
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Mueller indictment is vindication for Russia's troll-factory critics

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Some Russians have tried for years to shed light on the St. Petersburg propaganda machine.
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