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Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the...

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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump told South Korea’s president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. delegation at this weekend’s closing...


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Nigerians are demanding answers after another potential Boko Haram kidnapping

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It’s been more than three years since Nigeria’s government declared victory over Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group, but that assertion has been put to the test several times in the last few months. In November, Boko Haram terrorists conducted bombings in Nigeria...


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Merkel upsets just about everyone with her EU refugee plan

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to Brussels armed with a fresh demand that eastern European Union countries accept refugees and ended up sparking criticism from western allies in the bloc. At her first EU summit since striking a German coalition agreement, Merkel touted...


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Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is done. “Whenever I hear anybody say something about this,” Shiffrin said Friday, “it’s like, ‘most likely,‘ ‘probably,‘ ‘maybe,‘ ‘we’ll see,‘ ‘not sure.‘ I’m like, ‘Knowing Lindsey, I don’t...


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As Cape Town's water runs out, the rich drill wells. The poor worry about eating.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CAPE TOWN, South Africa - What do you do when your city is running out of water? The answer, at least in one of the world’s most unequal countries, depends on how much money you have. Within the next few months, Cape Town’s taps could run dry, the result of a...


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Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Nigeria Missing Girls

DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls’ school, they asked. Usman Katarko, a farmer, said he knew the men were not soldiers even...


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Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than...


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Canada's health-care system is a point of national pride. But a study shows it might be

Special to The Washington Post. TORONTO - When the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. asked Canadians to pick the greatest-ever Canadian in 2004, they did not select hockey star Wayne Gretzky or Nobel laureate Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin. They chose Tommy Douglas, who almost lost a...


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AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

South Korea Koreas Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea’s liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games’ closing ceremony. So,...


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US Embassy move to Jerusalem could come as early as mid-May, official says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has approved security arrangements for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and the official opening may come as early as Israel’s Independence Day in mid-May, a State Department official said. The embassy,...


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