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Tillerson Tries To Mend Relations In Turkey

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for more than three hours on Thursday. Recent relations between the U.S. and Turkey have become more strained.

Intervening Early To Stop Killers

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Preventing school site mass killings requires early intervention. David Greene talks with Brian Van Brunt, the executive director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association.

News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Immigration Plans Stall, Olympics

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

The 19-year-old shooter at a Florida high school has confessed to investigators. Also, the Senate failed to pass any immigration plan before a self-imposed deadline and we have an Olympics update.

Community Mourns In Candlelight After Deadly School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:26am

Thousands gathered at a local park, some chanting "No more guns!" amid tearful remembrances of the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday.

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South Africa Elects Cyril Ramaphosa As Its New President

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:56pm

Ramaphosa started as a mine worker before becoming a tycoon. The leading anti-apartheid activist and wealthy businessman who was elected chief of the governing African National Congress in December.

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Canada Hosts A Pride House At The Winter Olympics In South Korea

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:01pm

Eight years after the first Pride House was created for LGBTQ athletes at the Vancouver Olympics, Canada has worked with local activists to host another one at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Sanitary Pad Policy Following Backlash

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:26pm

The department said it has increased inmates' free allotment of sanitary pads, after protesters launched the #letitflow campaign and sent a lawmaker tampons in the mail.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Goes For Historic Medal In Slalom At Winter Olympics

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:58pm

Mikaela Shiffrin is trying to win a third gold and stamp her name in the record books as the best U.S. Olympic skier of all time.

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Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck In Olympics Quarterfinals Race

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:04pm

Markus Schairer fractured his fifth vertebra in a nasty crash that left him sprawled on his back for some time. He apparently didn't suffer lasting damage. He even finished the run.

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17 People Died In The Parkland Shooting. Here Are Their Names

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:39pm

Through their grief, families and friends of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told the stories of those who lost their lives on Wednesday.

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Trump Calls For Mental Health Action After Shooting; His Budget Would Cut Programs

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:48pm

The president offered his sympathies to victims and the nation. He also said mental health problems need to be addresed but he offered no plan for doing that.

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Jeffrey Tambor Officially Exits 'Transparent' Following Claims Of Misconduct

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:28pm

The actor earned plaudits for his turn as a trans woman in the Amazon series. But his future with the show had been in doubt since multiple sexual harassment claims surfaced against him last fall.

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For Some, Competing At The Olympics Runs In The Family

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:26pm

For many parents at the Olympics, watching their children compete is nerve-wracking. Beth Heiden Reid has a special perspective: she won a bronze medal in speedskating at the 1980 Games, and was in Korea to watch her daughter Joanne compete in biathlon.

KT Tunstall On Mountain Stage

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:12pm

The Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist brings a loop pedal to her performance on Mountain Stage and reimagines some of her hit songs, such as "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree."

(Image credit: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)

This Community Reporter Has Covered 3 Mass Shootings In 3 Years

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:54pm

At 23-years-old, Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan has covered three mass shootings. Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is just the latest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ramadan about her views on these events and their frequency.

Lawmakers Seem No Closer To Immigration Solution As Debates Draws To A Close

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:54pm

As the Senate's immigration debate begins to draw to a close, lawmakers seem no closer to a solution than when the debate started.

Netanyahu Lobbied The U.S. For 'Fight Club' Producer Milchan But Denies Bribes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:43pm

Israeli police recommended the prime minister be charged for allegedly accepting expensive gifts for favors from billionaires including Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan.

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Kendrick Lamar And Company Have A Cinematic Field Day In 'King's Dead' Video

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:29pm

A lawsuit won't stop the Little Homies from seeing their vision through in the latest video from Black Panther: The Album.

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A Missing Child, A Dying Marriage And A 'Loveless' Society

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:21pm

Russia's contender for a best foreign language film Oscar is a bleak and searing indictment of Russian society, told through the eyes of a rancorous married couple.

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Gunman In Florida High School Shooting Ordered Held Without Bond

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:14pm

On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 children and adults dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, appeared in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond.

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