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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:37am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "Hangry For Glory," "Unbalanced Books," and "Artificial Intelligence But Real Fear."

Not My Job: 'X-Files' Star David Duchovny Gets Quizzed On Famous Exes

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:37am

The actor, whose trademark role recently returned to TV, answers three questions about tumultuous public divorces.

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Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook Of Information Warfare

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:05am

There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.

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Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:00am

"There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.

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The Russia Investigations: Mueller Indicts The 'Internet Research Agency'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:00am

Here are five takeaways from the indictment unveiled on Friday that charged a St. Petersburg troll farm and a number of individual Russians with waging "information warfare" against the United States.

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A Dr. Seuss-Like Poem About The Woman Who Pulled 14 Worms From Her Eye

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:00am

Her story was so inspirational to readers that they literally sprung into verse, with a Dr. Seuss-inspired poem. What they created is the most joyful poem about eye worms ever written.

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Only The Mad Will Make It In The World Of 'The Chateau'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:00am

Paul Goldberg's new book starts with the death of a famous plastic surgeon — the Butt God of Miami Beach — and never slows down, mining drama, betrayal and crime from a Miami condo board election.

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Elise LeGrow's 'Playing Chess' Honors Blues And R&B Greats

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:28am

The Canadian singer covers the Chess Records catalog, from Chuck Berry to Etta James, on her debut album.

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This Week's School Shooting Was A Very American Tragedy

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:09am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on this week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and asks if we're putting blame in the right places.

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'Strong' Black Woman? 'Smart' Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:07am

It's not hard to spin a positive stereotype as a compliment. But making any generalization about a group is a slippery slope.

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Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:00am

Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.

PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:02am

By the end of the first week, Norway's team led in medals, with 19. Athletes from Team USA won eight medals, including five gold — the first of which went to 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard.

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Tribal Leaders: Infrastructure Bill Should Include Indian Country Priorities

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:00am

"Tribal infrastructure is American infrastructure," the president of the National Congress of American Indians said in response to Trump's proposal for investing in U.S. infrastructure.

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'This Must Be Some Mistake,' Says Snowboarder After Winning Olympic Gold In Skiing

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:06am

She went up the hill a snowboarder but came down an Olympic champion skier. That's one way to tell the story of Ester Ledecka, the Czech athlete who stunned the world in South Korea.

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Contingent Of Teenagers Rock Pyeongchang

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:19am

Teens from all over the world made the cut to represent their countries at the Winter Games. Youthful energy and savvy social media have propelled many to Olympic stardom.

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Nathan Chen Turns Page, Makes Olympic History By Landing 6 Quads

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:33pm

In a huge comeback, Nathan Chen spun around four times in the air during six jumps on the second and final day of the men's singles figure skating competition.

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Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:23pm

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

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Men's Figure Skating Forecast: Chilly With A Chance Of Pooh Rain

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:00pm

Fans showered the ice with Winnie the Pooh plush toys after Yuzuru Hanyu's Thursday night performance. The A. A. Milne character has become an unofficial mascot for the Japanese skater.

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On Eve Of Olympics Debut, Jamaican Women's Bobsled Team Loses And Finds A Sled

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:38pm

As their head coach left the team, she threatened to take the sled with her. But Jamaican beer makers volunteered to pay for a new one just in time for training on site.

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Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:21pm

The identity of the 15-year-old suspect, who will be tried as an adult, had not been confirmed until Friday. Two students were killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

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