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Day 7 disaster: No medals for Team USA on a rough day at Winter Olympics

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 6:49am

Updates from all the Winter Olympics action and medals awarded while you were sleeping and look ahead to the live events to watch on Friday.

       
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Kentucky governor blames violent video games, movies, not guns for school shootings

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 6:34am

Gov. Matt Bevin said the nation should consider restrictions on violence in video games and movies. He has often lashed out at calls for gun control.

       
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Red Stripe comes to the rescue of Jamaican bobsled team at Winter Olympics

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 6:13am

Jamaican bobsled team's coach suddenly left the team -- and took its sled with her. But Red Stripe stepped in so they can compete at the Olympics.

       
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Tax-reform changes will alter home-owning rationale for some

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 6:00am

The new tax law caps income deductions on large mortgages (those above $750,000 in debt, taken out after Dec. 15, 2017) for people who itemize.

       
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Inside the deadly day: A minute-by-minute account of the Florida school shooting

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 5:08am

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is being held without bail for the shooting deaths at a Parkland, Fla., high school

       
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Robbie's 'new appreciation' for figure skating

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:59am

At the U.K. premiere of sports drama "I, Tonya" stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney discuss their renewed appreciation for ice skating while watching the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Feb. 16)

       
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5 things you need to know Friday

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:58am

The biggest news to start your day.

       
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Terror, heroism in climbing death 911 calls

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:56am

More than three hours of 911 calls reveal terror and heroism as fellow climbers tried to save a man who plummeted 1,000 feet on Oregon's tallest peak. (Feb. 15)

       
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Mikaela Shiffrin is the only person who can beat Mikaela Shiffrin at the 2018 Winter Olympics

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:56am

When Mikaela Shiffrin's skiing well, everyone else is skiing for second and third place and they all know it.

       
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Must-see images from Friday at the Winter Olympics

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:55am

       
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Fla. students mourn lives lost in shooting

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:52am

Students console one another as they remember lives lost in deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. (Feb. 15)

       
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Flu shots urged, but effectiveness questioned

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:51am

Health officials are urging Americans to get flu shots, although government figures suggest that there's only been one time in the last decade when the flu vaccine was less effective. (Feb. 15)

       
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Raw: 'No more guns' chanted at Florida vigil

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:51am

The crowd at a vigil in Parkland, Florida for the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims chanted 'no more guns' on Thursday night. (Feb. 16)

       
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Too much too soon for figure skater Nathan Chen at the 2018 Winter Olympics?

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 4:35am

Someday, we’ll have an answer as to why this happened. As of Friday evening, there were only questions, lots and lots of questions.

       
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Putin banner appears, then disappears, at Russia-Slovenia hockey game

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 2:59am

During a game between Slovenia and Russian athletes, fans in one corner of the Gangneung Hockey Centre unfurled two large banners featuring Putin’s face.

       
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President Trump's Russia denialism is grounds for impeachment

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 2:15am

That fundamental right to choose our own leaders is under siege and the president is not only doing nothing, he won't accept that it's happening.

       
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Last-second travel to 2018 Winter Olympics? Prices at least doubled at hotels near venues

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 2:01am

Most of the major hotels are booked and the few places that have rooms are charging a hefty premium.

       
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Nathan Chen bombs in his men's short program at 2018 Winter Olympics

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 1:53am

Chen, the Americans' hope for a gold medal, fell on his quad lutz.

       
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2018 Winter Olympics: No medal for Lindsey Jacobellis, but she's best her sport has seen

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 1:43am

She’s the most accomplished in her sport, but Jacobellis finds herself living in the shadow of a race she didn’t win in 2006. And that’s a shame.

       
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Scientists discovered a lava dome that could wipeout 100M people

USA Today - February 16, 2018 - 1:42am

Don't worry, there's only a 1% chance it will erupt.

       
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