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Meddling ‘incontrovertible’ to US, ‘just blabber’ to Russia

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
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The Latest: Russia beats US men 4-0 in Olympic hockey

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
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Helicopter crashes after Mexican quake; 2 killed

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The latest on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit southern Mexico (all times local):
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Pentagon watchdog reports little progress in Afghanistan despite Trump administration’s approach

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The Department of Defense Inspector General's report found little evidence to support comments that the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and other top U.S. officials made late last year, arguing that U.S.-backed troops had “turned the corner” and gained momentum in their fight against the Taliban.
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Trump's military parade would turn U.S. troops into toy soldiers

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
President Trump's proposed military parade is part of a larger problem, writes this Army veteran.
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‘Why aren’t you married?’: In China, gay men and lesbians pair off to keep parents off their backs

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
During the Lunar New Year, gay men and lesbians pair off to ward off parental pressure.
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The Quietest Place at the Olympics

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 22:39
At the top of the ski jump tower — one of the highest elevations at these Winter Games — there is an eerie silence.
Categories: US SPORTS

Yuzuru Hanyu Writes Another Chapter in Figure Skating Legend

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 22:17
Hanyu, of Japan, was good enough in the free skate to repeat as Olympic champion. The American Nathan Chen made up for a disastrous short program to finish fifth.
Categories: US SPORTS

The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars.

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 22:11
The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend?
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On Olympics: Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 22:00
South Korea has imprinted its iridescent style on the Olympics, making it a feast for the senses, with bold food, bright colors and brash graphics.
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She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:08

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

(Image credit: Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:08

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

(Image credit: Chris Bjornberg/Science Source)

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:00

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.

(Image credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Here's what we want to see most in the all-new NBA All-Star game

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:00

The first miss of the 2018 All-Star game happened long before any of the players took the court for 48 minutes of long-range shooting, high-flying dunks and mimed “defense.”

Sunday at Staples Center, the NBA will unveil a change of format to the game, pitting two teams drafted by the leading vote-getters...

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Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:58
Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine.
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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.

(Image credit: Jon Elswick/AP)

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