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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Latest: Couple says suspect told them he was sorry

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 7:50 a.m. The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told… The post The Latest: Couple says suspect told them he was sorry appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: Atlanta man dead after dispute with UberEATS driver

    ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators are searching for a delivery food driver who they say opened fire and killed a customer just outside metro Atlanta. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 30-year-old… The post Police: Atlanta man dead after dispute with UberEATS driver appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s… The post Today in History appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. WITI-TV reports appraiser Bill DeLind says his business partner noticed the original 1949… The post Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of… The post Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia appeared first on WTOP.

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  • USC women's hoops player: Oregon St fans used racial slurs

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Southern California women’s basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her and her black teammates as they left the court following a loss at Oregon State on Sunday night.… The post USC women’s hoops player: Oregon St fans used racial slurs appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: 4 shot, including boy, 6, outside Texas steakhouse

    SAN ATONIO, Texas (AP) — A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. The San Antonio Express-News reports that San Antonio Police Chief… The post Police: 4 shot, including boy, 6, outside Texas steakhouse appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

    Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to… The post AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the… The post Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

    Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia… The post Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot… The post Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway… The post Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter… The post Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle

    NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida… The post Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle appeared first on WTOP.

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