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February 19, 2017

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Clark: Comments "unprofessional" on Betances arbitration
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances "unprecedented" and "unprofessional.
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Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.The Traveling Telescope visits some of this East African country's most remote areas, showing students the night sky and the describing the science of astronomy with telescopes and virtual reality goggles ...
Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."
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On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead
Sunday, February 19, 2017
North Korea relies on its farmers to squeeze absolutely all they can out of every harvest. It's a tall order in a country with 25 million mouths to feed that is mostly mountains, hamstrung by international trade sanctions and, beyond a handful of showcase cooperatives, hard-pressed to modernize its agricultural sector ...
London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visit
Sunday, February 19, 2017
ondon's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration ...
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Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms ...
Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference
Sunday, February 19, 2017
A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power ...
Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right
Sunday, February 19, 2017
After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors ...
Colorado town getting marijuana shop with drive-up window
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a marijuana shop with a drive-up window, believed to be the first in the state ...
High-profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzcher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter ...
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Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies
Sunday, February 19, 2017
More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies ...
Mount Charleston avalanche leads to road closures
Sunday, February 19, 2017
A large avalanche on Mount Charleston last night prompted road closures ...
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Early miscues doom Rebels to seventh straight loss
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The margin of error in the Mountain West is thin for every team, but the Rebels in particular live on the razor’s edge. The slightest mistakes can be the difference between winning and losing, and the Rebels learned that lesson again — for the seventh straight time in Sunday’s 77-64 loss at San Diego State. UNLV failed to mark SDSU sharpshooter Matt Shrigley early on, allowing the senior specialist to make four first-half 3-pointers, and that was enough to put this one in the loss column ...
Bishop Gorman linebacker verbally commits to USC
Bishop Gorman linebacker verbally commits to USC
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Bishop Gorman High linebacker Palaie Gaoteote verbally committed to play college football at the University of Southern California, the junior announced today on Twitter. Gaoteote is ranked as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country for the class of 2018 by scout.com
Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television ...