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How Trump Responded To The Russian Indictments And Florida School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:21

NPR's Kelly McEvers discusses the announcement that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted by a grand jury with Ana Kasparian, co-host and producer for the online news network The Young Turks. and John Phillips political commentator for CNN and a columnist for the Orange County Register.

Categories: News, US News

Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:21

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the woman for whom the high school where Wednesday's deadly shooting took place was an author and an activist. She was responsible for helping preserve Florida's everglades.

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Gun Violence Protective Orders See Renewed Interest After Florida Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:21

Wednesday's mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed interest in something called "gun violence protective orders." This is legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from from people who are believed to be at risk for violent behavior and only a few states have them.

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Florida Community Mourns And Remembers 17 Killed In School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:21

In Parkland, Fla., a memorial at an amphitheater has become a focus for those mourning the 17 people who died after Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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What's Next For 700,000 DACA Recipients As Immigration Debate Breaks Down

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 05:21

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to immigration lawyer Cesar Vargas about the recent breakdown in the Senate over immigration, and what that means for DACA recipients.

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Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood returns to action Friday after X-ray reveals only inflamation of ankle

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

An X-ray examination of Dodgers All-Star Alex Wood’s right ankle revealed only inflammation a day after he injured himself during a calisthenics drill.

Wood sat out the workout Thursday but returned to action Friday. He played long toss and threw off a mound. He intends to throw a full bullpen...

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Roger Federer will top tennis rankings for first time in more than five years

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:45

Roger Federer sealed a return to the top of the tennis world rankings for the first time in more than five years by winning his quarterfinal match at the ABN AMRO World Tournament on Friday.

Beating leading Dutch player Robin Haase 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 means the 36-year-old Federer becomes the oldest...

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Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:34

President Trump is considering imposing tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. The Commerce Department says action is needed to protect the domestic industries vital to national security.

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As season winds down, UCLA fans wonder: Will they stay or will they go?

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:30

The goodbyes will be difficult Saturday night inside Pauley Pavilion, partly because UCLA fans don’t know how many are needed.

Center Thomas Welsh will play his final home game as a member of the departing senior class when the Bruins face Oregon, but he almost certainly won’t be the only significant...

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Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with police in Bologna

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
Italian police have turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova.
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Britain announces temporary halt to Oxfam funding

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group’s chief called the allegations “a stain” that shames the organization.
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With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder.
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German reporter freed from Turkish jail, pending trial

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court.
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Ruud Lubbers, long-serving Dutch prime minister who trimmed welfare state, dies at 78

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
He was later forced to step down as U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in a sexual harassment scandal.
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In Modi’s India, journalists face bullying, criminal cases and worse

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:29
Reporters and advocates say a climate of fear prevails, and harassment abounds.
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Tobias Harris takes aim at winning NBA's three-point shooting contest

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 04:00

Larry Bird walked into the locker room in Dallas before the start of the NBA’s inaugural three-point shooting contest in 1986 and in his typical trash-talking manner asked the other participants one question:

“Which one of you guys is going to finish second?”

Larry Legend would back up his proclamation...

Categories: US SPORTS

Tongan Skier Finishes Strong In Olympics After Just 12 Weeks Of Training In Snow

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 03:47

Shirtless flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua, a Rio taekwondo competitor turned Pyeongchang cross-country skier, came in 114th on Friday. His goal was simply to finish the race (and not hit a tree).

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N.Y. College Says Forgotten Book Reveals Lock Of George Washington's Hair

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 03:14

Union College believes the hair made its way from Alexander Hamilton's family to its archives and remained buried between the pages of a book until a librarian stumbled across it.

(Image credit: Matt Milless/Union College)

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Ethical Dilemma Over Treating Civilians Injured In The Battle For Mosul

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 03:07

What happens if warring parties aren't able or willing to treat civilian casualties? WHO's solution made some humanitarian groups uneasy.

(Image credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Flash of Anger, a Charge of Racism and a Witness Who Says It Didn’t Happen

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 03:04
A ball person’s account suggested, and an inquiry by the ATP concluded, that there was no evidence to support Donald Young’s claim that Ryan Harrison used racist remarks in their match this week.
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