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Letters: When did Olympic motto become higher, faster, snarkier?

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:05

Who messed with Dylan Hernandez’s kimchi? I’m not saying his reporting on the Winter Games’ opening ceremony was sullen, but I gleaned more hope and comfort from my last reading of Sartre’s “Being and Nothingness.”

Mario Valvo

Ventura

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We are only a few days in the Olympics, a time to celebrate...

Categories: US SPORTS

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.

Categories: News, US News

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.

Categories: News, US News

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.
Categories: News, US News

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.
Categories: News, US News

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.
Categories: News, US News

Humble, kind and fair: Can curling cure our troubled world?

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace.
Categories: News, US News

Leading Venezuelan opposition party shuns presidential vote

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
A leading party in Venezuela said Friday that it won’t take part in the presidential election against President Nicolas Maduro, exposing divides in the opposition coalition.
Categories: News, US News

South African president pledges to “turn tide” on corruption

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:58
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it’s time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will “turn the tide” on corruption in state institutions this year.
Categories: News, US News

Chief Of Staff Kelly Wants New White House Security Clearance Rules

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:47

John Kelly's memo follows criticisms that lax clearance procedures allowed an aide accused of domestic violence to remain on job.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

Categories: News, US News

Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu Aims for Repeat Gold

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:34
After a near-flawless short program routine, Hanyu is the leader going into the free skate program. Stay here for live updates and analysis.
Categories: US SPORTS

Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan pulled no punches nor spared no adjectives in describing Ralph Lauren's spring collection. She thinks the celebrated American designer is out of touch with what's been going on in American culture.

Categories: News, US News

Immigrants Are Scrambling To Submit Petitions For Family Members To Come To U.S.

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

Facing a new law that slashes family-based immigration, immigrants who are legally in the U.S. are scrambling to legal offices to petition for visas for loved ones abroad to come here.

Categories: News, US News

How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

D'Wayne Edwards created the Pensole Footwear Design Academy to try and diversify the sneaker business. Edwards was one of the first black designers in the business and created the academy, in part, because of how difficult it was for him to get started.

Categories: News, US News

FBI Says It Received Tip About Florida School Shooter, But Failed To Follow Up

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

The FBI says it got a tip last month about the Florida shooting suspect, but failed to follow protocols to assess the threat.

Categories: News, US News

Why There Have Been Few New Federal Laws After Each School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, school shootings have sparked debates on restrictions on purchasing and owning guns. As University of California - Los Angeles constitutional law professor Adam Winkler explains to NPR's Kelly McEvers, those debates have led to very few new federal laws.

Categories: News, US News

Students Who Survived Florida Shooting Want Politicians To Know They're Angry

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:18

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, many students are angry at what they see as politicians' inability to stop these massacres from happening. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Cameron Kasky, a junior who survived the shooting, about what he thinks needs to change moving forward.

Categories: News, US News

Creator of UCLA's 'Frisbee Cheer' wants it halted

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:05

The loooooosing team could be UCLA in a dispute that has silenced the school’s iconic basketball cheer.

A school spokesperson confirmed that Bruins alumnus Larry “Frisbee” Davis has asked for his pregame call-and-answer cheer to be halted for unspecified reasons. It was not conducted inside Pauley...

Categories: US SPORTS

A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 06:01

The town of Paracho is celebrating after its onetime resident helped design the guitar featured in the hit Disney-Pixar movie, and now it can't keep up with orders for the instrument.

(Image credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR)

Categories: News, US News

Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ‘Sparrow’: Four Takeaways

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:54
Jennifer Lawrence, her director and a C.I.A. master of disguise discuss Russia, spy craft and their new film “Red Sparrow” with The New York Times.
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