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  • MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations,… The post MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

    Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is… The post Doctors blast Trump’s mental illness focus to fight violence appeared first on WTOP.

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  • NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York police are still searching for the rapist who attacked a 12-year-old school girl almost three years ago. The little girl was grabbed in the Bronx as she got off… The post NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Major League Baseball imposes limits on mound visits, decides against pitch clocks for 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposes limits on mound visits, decides against pitch clocks for 2018. The post Major League Baseball imposes limits on mound visits, decides against pitch clocks for 2018 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Rhode Island GOP state senator charged with extorting sex

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. The indictment was unsealed as Senate Minority… The post Rhode Island GOP state senator charged with extorting sex appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it… The post Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Letitia Wright steals show in 'Black Panther' breakout role

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Letitia Wright still can’t believe she made the “Black Panther” poster. The 24-year-old actress has an out-of-nowhere star-making turn in the Marvel superhero film as the whip-smart Shuri, teenage sister… The post Letitia Wright steals show in ‘Black Panther’ breakout role appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP Interview: Captain Cahill shoulders latest Chelsea drama

    LONDON (AP) — Assuming the captaincy from John Terry with Chelsea as Premier League champions should have been a smooth transition for Gary Cahill. The Premier League trophy had just been regained relatively comfortably as… The post AP Interview: Captain Cahill shoulders latest Chelsea drama appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences . The post Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been… The post Nevada’s Heller warming to Trump before primary appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Johansson leads Norway to Olympic ski jumping team title

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The red handlebar mustache finally has a golden accoutrement. After winning two bronze medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Robert Johansson helped Norway win the large hill team ski jumping title… The post Johansson leads Norway to Olympic ski jumping team title appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Americans off to slow start in sliding, aim at turnaround

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. wasn’t exactly counting on getting a medal in two-man bobsledding at the Olympics, which isn’t a surprise given how the Americans have claimed only one in the last… The post Americans off to slow start in sliding, aim at turnaround appeared first on WTOP.

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  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years

    LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to… The post British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years appeared first on WTOP.

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  • NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers,… The post NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cubs' Rizzo rejoins team after mournful Florida trip

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo is back with the Chicago Cubs after spending time at home in Florida in support of victims of the deadly shooting at his former high school. The first baseman… The post Cubs’ Rizzo rejoins team after mournful Florida trip appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 2 Americans, 6 others arrested in Serbia

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Eight foreign citizens, including two Americans and two Ukrainians, have been arrested in Serbia on suspicion that they tried to photograph and enter military facilities without authorization, officials said on Monday.… The post 2 Americans, 6 others arrested in Serbia appeared first on WTOP.

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  • French government presents plan to protect wolves

    PARIS (AP) — The French government has presented a plan to ensure the survival of wolves in the country as farmers repeatedly protest about financial losses caysed bt attacks on livestock. Environment minister Nicolas Hulot’s… The post French government presents plan to protect wolves appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Associated Press photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Korean War has died. Max Desfor was 104 and had been living in Silver Spring, Maryland, since… The post Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated… The post APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a… The post Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies… The post 17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Dutch, Japan top women's team pursuit qualifying at Olympics

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Netherlands is in position to win another gold medal in speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics. No surprise, since the Dutch have earned six of nine golds so far. The… The post Dutch, Japan top women’s team pursuit qualifying at Olympics appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case faces parole board

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s parole board is set to decide whether to free an inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile offender sentences. Monday’s parole board hearing… The post Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case faces parole board appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss… The post Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White’s newly complex legacy appeared first on WTOP.

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