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  • No thoughts of Sochi agony as US women chase gold once again

    Dani Cameranesi watched on TV when the Americans blew a 2-0 lead with less than a minute left before losing the gold medal game to Canada four years ago at the Sochi Olympics. She uses the word "devastating" to sum up the 3-2 overtime loss . Now the Americans are back with...

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  • Column: A bronze that feels golden for Lindsey Vonn

    Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn's home in Coloradao, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice. How does she handle the pressure? How does she deal with the expectations? Vonn didn't hesitate to answer. An honest answer, and one the new Olympic downhill champion...

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  • Americans rally after shaky starts in women's short program

    Bradie Tennell fell during her opening jump combination at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a mistake so rare that the reigning U.S. champion couldn't remember the last time it happened. Mirai Nagasu fell trying to land her signature triple axel, which she pulled off in the team event but...

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  • Czechs eliminate US in shootout in Olympic quarterfinals

    Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Koukal scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States from the Olympics with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Jan Kovar and Tomas Kundratek scored in regulation for the Czech Republic, which was...

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  • Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

    Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo’s destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

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  • Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution.

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  • Jarvis Landry given non-exclusive franchise tag by Dolphins

    The Miami Dolphins decided receiver Jarvis Landry is worth any headaches he causes, even if the cost is $16 million. Landry was given a non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday after leading the NFL with 112 catches in 2017. The move by the Dolphins came on the first day that teams could assign...

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  • Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.

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  • Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

    Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday. The state Department of Defense, the agency...

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  • Seattle launches season-ticket campaign for new NHL team

    Fans longing for a professional hockey team in Seattle will soon be able to put down some money for season tickets. Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Oak View Group, which is trying to bring an NHL team to the city, announced Tuesday that people can make refundable deposits for season tickets at...

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  • New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit

    Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter limits on mound...

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  • Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93

    Holocaust survivor Sam Bloch, who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities, has died at age 93. He died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 4 at his home in New York, said his son-in-law, Menachem Rosensaft. Bloch, who grew up in an area that was...

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  • Doctors charged in West Virginia, Virginia pill mill case

    Ten doctors have been charged with overprescribing pain pills from clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Two of those patients died. Most of the 69-count indictment charges the owners, managers and physicians associated with Hope Clinic with...

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  • Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp

    Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of tent-dwellers to motel rooms under a court-supervised deal with lawyers who sued to protect their rights. Scores of people hauling suitcases and pet dogs lined up...

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  • Column: West Coast in rearview mirror, Masters on horizon

    It took until the start of the Florida swing — seven tournaments — for a PGA Tour event in 2018 to not feature at least one of the top three players in the world. Not that anyone cares at the Honda Classic. Tiger Woods is playing. Woods has picked up a new nickname in golfing circles...

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  • Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

    Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo’s destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

    Washington Post
  • America's Debt Disaster Is Almost Here

    Romina Boccia Politics, North America Over the years, too many lawmakers have become drunk on spending. And in Washington, the party is going full-tilt. The U.S. economy is in the midst of a prolonged period of economic growth, relative peace and increasing prosperity. It has prompted lawmakers to spend recklessly, seemingly without consequences. But every wild party has to wind down sometime. And for Congress, the debt hangover is near. Most everyone enjoys a good party, but as folks down...

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  • Off the Rails: Trump's Disappointing Infrastructure Proposal

    Allison Preiss Politics, North America Trump’s infrastructure plan, while long delayed, reflects absolutely none of the thoughtfulness and bipartisan compromise needed for such a proposal to pass Congress. In October 2016, candidate Trump pledged that he would work with Congress in the first hundred days of his administration to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment months late. With at least one so-called “Infrastructure Week” derailed by the president’s tweets and turmoil, the White...

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  • An 'America First' Economy

    Milton Ezrati Economics, North America Up next: overhauling infrastructure, reforming entitlements and easing regulation. NOW THAT tax-reform measures have become law, the White House would do well to follow with a truly comprehensive economic-policy agenda. Such an agenda would involve three additional initiatives: financially feasible infrastructure refurbishment, entitlement reform and regulatory relief. A coherent economic-policy effort along these lines might place something persuasive...

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  • Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex conviction

    A North Carolina man who was one of the faces of a dating service for fans of the president has a felony conviction for sex with a child. News outlets reported Monday that visitors to the Trump Dating website were greeted with images of Jodi and William Barrett Riddleberger. The married...

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  • Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

    A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St....

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  • Student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

    Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don't know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional. A school official says the student is being treated at...

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  • Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey wins

    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance.

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  • Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

    A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering...

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