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Feb 20, 2018

Poll: Most Americans say Congress, Trump not doing enough to stop mass shootings
The poll found 77% of Americans do not think Congress is doing enough to stop mass shootings, while 62% don't believe Trump himself is doing enough.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos dropping lawsuit against former publisher
Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is no longer suing Simon & Schuster.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Here's how to make amazing s'mores using a microwave
It's tasty, easy to share, and doesn't require a campfire.        

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Feb 20, 2018

There may be hope for kids with peanut allergies
Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut flour as a way to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Trump proposes 12-month insurance plans that don't cover people, issues Obamacare requires
Insurers said they are concerned the proposal could lead to higher prices and discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Man deported after 38 years in U.S. vows to return
Amer Othman, an Ohio entrepreneur who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive the once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

Lindsey Vonn skis in the downhill, women's figure skating and 3 other things to watch on Day 12 at the Olympics
The Olympics hit another gear on Day 12 with Lindsey Vonn in the downhill, USA men's hockey in the quarterfinals and women's figure skating starting.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Madonna, AC/DC, Beyonce, Celine: The music that will power Olympics figure skating competition
For the first time in Olympics history, figure skaters are allowed to compete to music with lyrics. Here's the list that will power the competition.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California's waiting period for gun purchases
Gun control efforts are galvanizing the nation again, but the Supreme Court is remaining silent.        

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Feb 20, 2018

'He went to play golf, while they held funerals,' Anderson Cooper lays into Trump
"That's a pivot away from the murder of 17 people to himself," explained Anderson.        

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Feb 20, 2018

China furious after man steals thumb from terra-cotta army statue
The statue dates back to 209 B.C. and is worth $4.5 million. It is one of 10 terracotta warriors on loan to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.        

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Feb 20, 2018

George and Amal Clooney will march with Parkland students, donate $500k
The Hollywood power couple announced Tuesday that they will be marching in support of student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting rampage.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Bodies of newborn twins found in a suitcase in an Ark. ditch
A rabbit hunter was traveling along a country road in northeast Arkansas on Friday afternoon when made a grisly discovery: a small purple suitcase containing the dead bodies of two newborn infants        

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Feb 20, 2018

Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident
Accuser Rachel Crooks came forward in 2016, after Trump boasted of sexually assaulting women in a leaked Access Hollywood interview from 2005.        

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Feb 20, 2018

'Darkest building in the world' mesmerizes at Pyeongchang games
'Darkest building in the world' mesmerises at Pyeongchang Games. Video provided by AFP        

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Feb 20, 2018

AC/DC, Beyonce and the best Olympic figure skating music
For the first time in Olympic history, figure skaters are allowed to compete to music with lyrics.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Costume designers feel a bit exposed after Olympic figure-skating wardrobe malfunctions
"The first thing that everybody says is, ‘Crap, I'm glad that's my not my dress,' " said Pat Pearsall, who designs and makes dresses for Mirai Nagasu.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Attorney charged with lying in Russia special counsel probe
Attorney charged with lying in Russia special counsel probe        

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Feb 20, 2018

North Korean 'speedskater' clearly out of his league with face-plant, epic Olympic crashes
North Korea's Jong Kwang Bom looked like it was his first time on skates in a dismal short-track performance.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Video of gun owner destroying AR-15 goes viral
"When do we make laws that say maybe a weapon like this isn't acceptable in today's society?" Scott Pappalardo said.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Qualcomm raises bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $43.22B
Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16% to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP's strong earnings results.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Goosen must likely qualify to return to Shinnecock for Open
Golf Notes: Goosen expecting to go through qualifying for return to Shinnecock        

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Feb 20, 2018

South Korea wins penalty-filled 3,000 relay in short track
South Korea defended its women's Olympic short-track 3,000-meter relay title, overtaking China with two laps to go in the penalty-filled final        

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Feb 20, 2018

Sen. John McCain, ill with cancer, tells allies '.. to never give up'
Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security Conference.        

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Feb 20, 2018

People are talking about sexual consent. Would an app help?
3 apps try to offer lovers a platform to mutually agree on physical intimacy        

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Feb 20, 2018

New world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas isn't just bigger. It's faster
The 228,081-ton Royal Caribbean vessel is scheduled to debut in late March.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Walmart online sales growth slips in fourth quarter
Walmart reports an uptick in ecommerce sales, but slip from third quarter        

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Feb 20, 2018

Trump urges Pennsylvania Republicans to take congressional district map fight to high court
President says new congressional district map approved by Pennsylvania Supreme Court favors Democrats        

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Feb 20, 2018

Deer stuck in barbed wire fence
A deer was stuck in barbed wire, struggling to get free.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Oklahoma City airport prepares for international flights
No flights are currently planned, but airport director says facility will be ready for the possibility "even if it is many years down the road."        

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Feb 20, 2018

Police officer takes ballet class with daughter
Work can wait when you can spend time with you daughter.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Walmart online sales slip in fourth quarter
Walmart reports an uptick in ecommerce sales, but slip from third quarter        

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Feb 20, 2018

Why smart sci-fi struggles to find its audience in a 'Star Wars' world
After disappointing returns for 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Alien: Covenant,' 'Annihilation' and 'Mute' set out in search of fans.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Man finds bank bag in the middle of the road
He came across a bag full of cash, and surprised a lot of people with what he did with it.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere
Dallas council member says the May 2018 NRA convention is not appropriate in light of Florida school shooting and other gun-related events in the city.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. is in India to help sell luxury apartments
Newspaper ads promise that buyers who order apartments by Thursday will get "a conversation and dinner" with Trump Jr.        

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Feb 20, 2018

10 major cities that consume the most marijuana each year
Interestingly enough, cannabis is wholly illegal in three of these cities.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Florida school massacre won't change our gun laws, but bridging our divides might work
Americans see guns either as a safety threat or a form of self-protection. We should focus stiffer laws on the fraction of guns in the first category.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Albertsons and Rite Aid plan merger that creates a U.S. supermarket and healthcare giant
Deal would create a combined entity with potential annual revenues of $3.7 billion, the companies say        

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Feb 20, 2018

Trump again faults Obama over Russian election meddling
Another day, another presidential attack on the Russia investigation - and on Obama.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Lucky Charms is retiring one of its marshmallows to add a unicorn
Goodbye to the hourglass. Adding the unicorn marks the first time in 10 years General Mills has introduced a new marshmallow shape.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Murderer wants $150K book deal to go to his children, Michigan says no
The state of Michigan says proceeds from a book published by convicted murderer, Curtis Dawkins, should go toward paying for his imprisonment, not to his children's college funds.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Best pools in the Caribbean, 2018 edition
These crazy cool pools run the gamut from rooftops with awesome vistas to artistically sculpted infinity varieties.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Buffalo gores camper on California island
A camper was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after a being gored by a buffalo on Southern California's Catalina Island, according to officials.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Thai court gives secretive Japanese millionaire custody of 13 surrogate kids
The bizarre tale of Mitsutoki Shigeta's case captured tabloid headlines four years ago. He is the children's biological father.        

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Feb 20, 2018

States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes
No state tax code is identical and, largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Pennsylvania top court redraws congressional map
Pennsylvania's Democratic-majority Supreme Court voted 4-3 on Monday to impose the new congressional district map it drew. The previous map was widely seen as heavily gerrymandered. Republicans say they'll fight the new map in federal court. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

Raw: Syrian shelling kills dozens near Damascus
A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. More people are believed to be under the rubble. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

Struggling Wolfsburg hires Bruno Labbadia as coach
Relegation-troubled Wolfsburg has hired Bruno Labbadia as coach to replace Martin Schmidt, who quit on Monday        

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Feb 20, 2018

Raw: Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India
Donald Trump Jr., arrived in New Delhi, India on Tuesday. He's there to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside the Indian capital. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

What you need to know about the FBI tip line that failed in the Florida shooting
The busy call center had been operating in near-anonymity - until the Florida school shooting.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Norway curler feels 'robbed' of glory in Russia doping drama
A Norwegian curler who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to a Russian rival charged with doping says he feels robbed of his moment of glory        

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Feb 20, 2018

High school student develops 'JustinKase' tool that could save lives during a school shooting
A Wisconsin high school student was inspired by horrific school shootings to invent something that could save lives.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Walmart appears to be beating Amazon at its own game
Walmart appears to be beating Amazon at its own game        

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Feb 20, 2018

Cougar caught on camera looking through window into Wisconsin home
A 50-pound cougar was caught on surveillance video strolling up to a home in the Milwaukee suburbs and peeking through the window.        

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Feb 20, 2018

AP Top Stories February 20 A
Here's the latest for Tuesday February 20th: FL students going to Tallahassee to push for new gun laws; Gun protest outside White House; Snow blamed for hundreds of Utah crashes; Olympic hockey player suspended for doping.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Mueller's potential investigation options are increasing. But they're still 'potential.'
Trump's potential obstruction, financial crimes and false statements could become explosive. But they're not a clear danger just yet.        

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Feb 20, 2018

A tasting tour of Brooklyn
       

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Feb 20, 2018

Fabio Fognini drops racket after serve, still wins point in Rio Open
Fabio Fognini of Italy dropped his racket and still won a point in the first round of the Rio Open.        

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Feb 20, 2018

The Latest: Skaters advance to short-track quarterfinal
Choi Min-jeong of South Korea, Arianna Fontana of Italy, Li Jinyu of China and Kim Boutin of Canada are among the top short-track speedskaters safely into the quarterfinals of the women's 1,000 meters        

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Feb 20, 2018

Trump said he 'alone can fix it,' and now it's absolutely true
Mr. President, it's 11:59 PM. Use the little time remaining to try to salvage your collapsing presidency.        

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Feb 20, 2018

What investors can learn from the stock market 'correction'
Start by analyzing how your nerves and portfolio held up during the recent bout of turbulence.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes: report
Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces killed at least 98 people, including 20 children and 15 women, in airstrikes, according to an activist group.        

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Feb 20, 2018

X Games athletes ring up U.S. medals and deserve your respect, attention
The reality is the snowboarders and freeskiers are winning the 'fun meter' and medals, David Wise says.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Costume designers feeling a bit exposed after Olympic figure skating wardrobe malfunctions
"The first thing that everybody says is, ‘Crap, I'm glad that's my not my dress,' " said Pat Pearsall, who designs and makes dresses for Mirai Nagasu.        

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Feb 20, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 11 at the Pyeongchang Olympics
AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 11 at the Pyeongchang Olympics        

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Feb 20, 2018

The Latest: Germans make change to mixed relay biathlon team
The Germans have made a change to their mixed relay biathlon team just hours before race time in the Pyeongchang Olympics        

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Feb 20, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: 5 things the USA needs to do to win gold vs. Canada in women's hockey
The Canadians have won the gold in four consecutive Olympics. Three times during that stretch they have beaten the USA.        

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Feb 20, 2018

The Latest: Vonn won't wear unwanted No. 1 bib for downhill
Lindsey Vonn won't have to wear the unwanted No. 1 bib again when she starts the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics        

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Feb 20, 2018

How U.S. Olympic ice dancers came to feel like ‘injured puppy dogs' at 2018 Winter Olympics
Who could explain this nightmare, the strongest ice dancing nation on earth with two of its best teams in history slip or fall when it mattered most?        

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Feb 20, 2018

Skating coach making emotional return to South Korea
Renowned skating coach Kim Muir is returning to South Korea to cheer for clients playing hockey at the Olympics        

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Feb 20, 2018

Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run
'An amazing group': Korean women's hockey team ends its historic Olympic run with a fifth straight loss, with thousands of fans shouting 'We are one' and waving a unification flag        

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Feb 20, 2018

Slovenia hockey player Ziga Jeglic fails drug test at Olympics
Ziga Jeglic of Slovenia became the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.        

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Feb 20, 2018

TV tonight: 'We'll Meet Again,' 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time.        

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Feb 20, 2018

U.S. speedskaters will have an unfair disadvantage, former coach says
At issue are the outside positions the skaters will start from in the men's 500.        

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Feb 20, 2018

The Latest: Russian federation backs convicted hockey player
The Russian Hockey Federation says defenseman Slava Voynov has every right to play at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite his domestic violence conviction        

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Feb 20, 2018

Lindsey Vonn on and off the slopes
       

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Feb 20, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: Collegians help spark U.S. men's hockey team into quarterfinals
The Americans found the scoring touch at last in a 5-1 victory and will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish
Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish        

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Feb 20, 2018

Dramatic Shadows and Light At Winter Olympics
At the Pyeongchang Olympics, most days are very cold and very bright. Associated Press photographers in Pyeongchang are catching some stunning images as they focus on shadows and light. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

American triumph and disappointment in Olympic ice dance
Ecstasy, heartbreak and a crash for Americans in Olympic ice dance        

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Feb 20, 2018

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal
Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling, dramatic free skate set to the music of "Moulin Rouge."        

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Feb 20, 2018

Shibutani siblings use different kind of passion to win Olympic ice dancing bronze medal
The ice dancers won bronze despite what their coach Marina Zoueva described as the inherent disadvantage of being brother and sister.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Raw: Vigils in Florida Honor Shooting Victims
Candlelight vigils were held in a number of Florida locations on Monday night, to honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (Feb. 20)        

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Feb 20, 2018

The Latest: No hearing date yet for curler accused of doping
A hearing date has not yet been scheduled in the case of a Russian curler accused of doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics        

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Feb 20, 2018

Students, free speech advocates outraged over policy that would censor yearbooks
The new regulation, which is wrapped in a larger policy regarding club sports in the district, would bar student-run yearbooks from publishing the photos of club athletes.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Ex-NHL player Slava Voynov competing for OAR despite domestic abuse issues
Slava Voynov, still suspended from the NHL and on probation for abusing his wife, plays in the KHL and is welcomed at the Winter Olympics.        

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Feb 20, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: U.S. men's hockey team downs Slovakia to earn spot in quarterfinals
The Americans found the scoring touch at last in a 5-1 victory and will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday.        

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Feb 20, 2018

US beats Slovakia 5-1, will play Czechs in Olympic quarters
Ryan Donato scored his third and fourth goals of the tournament, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals        

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Feb 20, 2018

Kings hold off Blackhawks for 3-1 win
Los Angeles Kings ride fast start to 3-1 victory over skidding Chicago Blackhawks        

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Feb 20, 2018

Florida school shooting: Parkland classes may resume 2 weeks after tragedy
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School aims to reopen less than 2 weeks after shooting that left 17 dead.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Katherine Heigl shows off her 14-month post-baby weight loss journey
Heigl shows photo proof of her progress, getting back to shape after giving birth to her son Joshua in Dec. 2016.        

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Feb 20, 2018

Shibutanis take bronze in 2018 Winter Olympics ice dancing, Canadians top French for gold
On Wednesday, the final figure skating event begins, the women's individual. The USA has three entries: Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen.        

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Feb 19, 2018

Florida school shooting victims honored across state
More than 20 vigils for the victims of the Parkland school shooting happened simultaneously Monday night at schools, churches and in parks across Florida.        

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Feb 19, 2018

Canada's Sharpe soars to gold in women's freestyle halfpipe
Cassie Sharpe put on a show in the women's freestyle halfpipe final, soaring to a 95.80 during her second run to give Canada its first Olympic medal in the event        

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Feb 19, 2018

Lindsey Vonn hoping for 'medical miracles' in 2018 Winter Olympics medals quest
Lindsey Vonn is considered a favorite in Wednesday's downhill skiing event.        

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Feb 19, 2018

Americans take bronze in ice dancing at 2018 Winter Olympics, Canadians stun French for gold
On Wednesday, the final figure skating event begins, the women's individual. The USA has three entries: Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen.        

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Feb 19, 2018

Flyers get goaltender Petr Mrazek from Red Wings
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks        

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Feb 19, 2018

Brevin Pritzl's 20 points help Badgers beat Gophers in OT
Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, and Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence in the extra period to help Wisconsin beat Minnesota 73-63.        

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Feb 19, 2018

French ice dance team rebounds from wardrobe malfunction to earn silver medal
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France turned in a spectacular performance that was made all the more meaningful by what preceded it.        

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