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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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  • 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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  • Top 25 Schedule

    All Times EST Monday’s Game No. 8 Kansas vs. Oklahoma, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Michigan State vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 16 Ohio State vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 18 Rhode Island at… The post Top 25 Schedule 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Canada women beat Russia 5-0, will meet US in hockey final

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — It’s part of the routine now, as much a staple of the Winter Games as the medal ceremonies, the doping scandals or the sequins on the figure skating costumes. The… The post Canada women beat Russia 5-0, will meet US in hockey final appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AHL At A Glance

    All Times Eastern Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Lehigh Valley 54 33 14 3 4 73 189 161 WB/Scranton 50 30 15 4 1 65 166 145 Providence… The post AHL At A Glance appeared first on WTOP.

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  • SPHL At A Glance

    All Times Eastern GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Peoria 40 27 10 1 2 57 160 118 Pensacola 37 24 9 2 2 52 135 98 Macon 39 23 11 4 1… The post SPHL At A Glance appeared first on WTOP.

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  • NBA G League

    All Times EST Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Westchester 25 14 .641 — Raptors 23 15 .605 1½ Long Island 20 16 .556 3½ Maine 16 21 .432 8 Central Division W… The post NBA G League appeared first on WTOP.

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  • National Basketball Association

    All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 41 16 .719 — Boston 40 19 .678 2 Philadelphia 30 25 .545 10 New York 23 36 .390 19 Brooklyn 19 40… The post National Basketball Association 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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  • 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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  • US wins in women's hockey, Canadians dazzle in ice dancing

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. The Americans are back in the title game after a 5-0 victory over… The post US wins in women’s hockey, Canadians dazzle in ice dancing 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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  • 5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.… The post 5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one appeared first on WTOP.

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