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A week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

CNN - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:42
Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year.

Romney makes it official: He’s running for Senate in Utah

Washington Post - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:30
The former GOP presidential contender announced his plans Friday with no mention of President Trump.

Soldier Who Died Saving People From Bronx Fire Is Hailed at His Funeral

NY Times - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:06
Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah’s funeral was the last for the 13 victims of the December fire, the deadliest in New York City in over 25 years.

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Washington Post - Sat, 2018-02-17 18:00
The White House has struggled over the past week to explain how the security clearance process worked in the case of aide accused of domestic abuse.

S. Korea puts brakes on quick talks with North

CNN - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:54
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.

Chat messages show shooter was obsessed with race and violence

CNN - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:51
In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.

Strong probability Russia handed Trump the presidency

CNN - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:47
As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have written and reviewed many indictments. Though often brimming with legalese, they are designed by prosecutors to tell a compelling and detailed crime story. The indictment announced Friday in the Mueller investigation told just such a story -- of Russian attempts to sabotage the American presidential election.

The surprise Mueller indictment tells us how we've been wrong about Russian trolls

Washington Post - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:30
Libertarians like to say that the best antidote to bad speech is good speech. Russian trolls have discovered is that the best antidote to good speech is bad speech.

In 'Down The River,' Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

NPR's Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

Barbershop: History Of Immigration Politics

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rutgers University labor professor Janice Fine, the Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan and NPR's John Burnett about how U.S. immigration policies have evolved.

After Parkland Shooting, A Florida Gun Owner Gives Up His AR-57

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

After Wednesday's school shooting killed 17 people, Ben Dickmann decided to surrender his AR-57 rifle, a variant of the Florida shooter's AR-15 gun. NPR's Michel Martin asks him why made the decision.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ben Dickmann )

Florida Students Shaken Over Shooting Plan To March In D.C.

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

Anger over the Parkland, Fla., school shooting has shifted to the failure of the FBI and mental health authorities to take action against the accused shooter.

(Image credit: Brian Mann/North Country Public Radio)

Following Mueller Indictments Targeting Russians, Moscow Maintains Denial

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. In the United States, the news dominated headlines. But how are people reacting in Russia?

The Russia Investigations: Reading Into Mueller's Latest Indictments

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted more than a dozen Russians for interference in the 2016 election. Michel Martin talks with a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

Danai Gurira On Her 'Black Panther' Role: 'She Protects What We Would Have Been'

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

The actress plays warrior Okoye in the new film. "The thing that really connected me ... was her love and her loyalty to this thing called Wakanda, this nation that was never colonized," she says.

(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

NPR All Things Considered - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:21

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

(Image credit: Patrik Duda / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)

Immigration bills fail in Congress, leaving ‘dreamers’ in limbo

Washington Post - Sat, 2018-02-17 17:00
The Republican-led Senate failed to muster enough votes for a plan backed by President Trump or for a bipartisan measure the White House had rejected.

Wales shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake

CNN - Sat, 2018-02-17 16:43
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

NY Times - Sat, 2018-02-17 15:58
More than 200 patients were evacuated to the mainland United States when hurricanes blasted their islands last fall. Many are still in Atlanta, unable to go home safely.
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