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Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep
Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture? | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 18, 2018
Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.
Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 18, 2018
Two youths killed, two others wounded, in series of attacks, following border blast that wounded four Israeli soldiers.
Kansas' wild win sets up a huge week in the Big 12 | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
The Jayhawks are able to control their fate in the Big 12 race once again, after rallying to defeat West Virginia at home on Saturday.
How the Greek Freak's hustle shapes his story | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it as the face of an NBA franchise and an international superstar. But he won't forget where he came from as he journeys through stardom.
AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Israeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators"
Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath
Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe
Tar Heels have found their hustle as calendar nears March | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
After going 4-5 in January, North Carolina has won five in a row in February by making the type of plays that win games in March.
Reports: Eric Hosmer agrees to deal with Padres | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to a deal with the Padres, according to multiple reports. Hosmer's deal is for eight years, with an opt-out clause after five years, according to MLB Network. The first five years of Hosmer's deal carry an average annual value of at least $20 million, according to multiple reports.? The deal was first reported by the? San Diego Union-Tribune. Hosmer is one of four core Royals players, along with Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar, who hit free agency for the first time this year. T...
Braaten is 1st, Kenworthy last in Olympic slopestyle | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Norway's Oystein Braaten captured the gold medal in Olympic ski slopestyle, far outdistancing American Gus Kenworthy, who struggled throughout the day and came in last
Ted Ligety finishes 15th in Olympic GS title defense | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Ted Ligety's Olympic giant slalom defense ends with 15th-place finish behind Marcel Hirscher
Film showcases historically black colleges and universities | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Documentary delves into historically black colleges and universities, shows they have been about more than learning what's in books and have been driving forces for African-American economic and political advancement
Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
Video footage surfaced of the moment a Turkish coast guard vessel collided with a stationary Greek patrol boat near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996
Oklahoma in freefall after eighth loss in 10 games | ESPN
ESPN | February 17, 2018
While Texas buoyed its tournament hopes with a season sweep, Oklahoma is battling a deep slump at the wrong time of the year.
Goepper's journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Nick Goepper says he's more prepared to handle the burst of fame that comes with winning an Olympic medal than he was four years ago
Mitchell leads the class in throwback dunk contest | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
Kevin Pelton slams out grades for every player in a contest that included tributes to three legendary dunkers.
Silver floats possible playoff format change | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
In mulling a possible postseason playoff format change, Adam Silver offered a compromise: both the Eastern and Western conferences still send eight teams apiece, but 1-16 seeding would mean the best two teams, regardless of conference, make the Finals.
4 fans ejected for racist taunts at Smith-Pelly | ESPN
ESPN | February 18, 2018
Four fans were ejected from Saturday's Capitals-Blackhawks game in Chicago after making racist comments toward Washington forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Coach Barry Trotz called the incident "disgusting" and said "there is absolutely no place" for racism.
Iranian passenger plane crashes near Isfahan | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 18, 2018
State-run PressTV reports 60 passengers and six crew were on board the Aseman flight from Tehran to Yasuj.
Libya 2011: Through the Fire | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 18, 2018
Through the eyes of a Libyan-born filmmaker, we explore the dark stories that emerged from Libya during the 2011 revolt.
Sergey Lavrov denies allegations of US vote meddling | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 17, 2018
Russian foreign minister dismisses accusations of Moscow interference in the 2016 US presidential as 'blabber'.
LeBron James has no plans to 'shut up and dribble' | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
LeBron James reiterated his position that he will not use his platform as an NBA superstar to just dribble a basketball, saying he will continue to "talk about what's really important." James made his first public comments Saturday since Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized the Cleveland Cavaliers star for speaking out on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in the White House. "I will not just shut up and dribble," James said after All-Star practice. "... So, thank you, whatever her name is. ... I get to sit up here ...
Car Wars: Chevy Camaro makes splashy debut at Daytona | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
Chevy is getting the first crack with its Camaro, which is making its debut at Daytona International Speedway
Donald Trump criticises FBI over Florida shooting | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 18, 2018
FBI spending too much time on Russia investigation instead of preventing Florida school shooting, US president says.
Disney says 'Black Panther' is raking it in | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday that "Black Panther" has earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.
UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
The troubled U.K. Independence Party has ousted its leader after a scandal over racist messages sent by his girlfriend
What triggered unrest in Ethiopia? | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 17, 2018
How will PM Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation affect the future of Africa's second most populous country, Ethiopia?
Being there helps at Olympics, even if you don't want to be | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Being on the scene proves valuable for NBC's Steve Porino, even if it means watching Mikaela Shiffrin vomit
To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook | The New York Times
The New York Times | February 17, 2018
The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.
No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
Suicide of Castro's eldest son revives false report that Fidel Castro is Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's father
Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing 45-minute set Friday night
OU's Young: 'Getting guarded like nobody else' | ESPN
ESPN | February 17, 2018
Oklahoma's Trae Young, who is just 4-of-27 on 3-point attempts over the past three games, says he's "getting guarded like nobody else in the country."
US: School shooting survivors demand stricter gun laws | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | February 17, 2018
Hundreds of people rally in Florida for stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting.
Latest USA-Russian men's hockey clash just like it always was ... in the stands | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- They came in wearing USA hockey jerseys and cowboy hats and, over in one corner, a full Superman outfit. One man had a cap that was in the shape of a bald eagle and there was a plethora of NHL sweaters: New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks (presumably, that fan was lost). The chants of "U-S-A" were long and loud and constant. On the other side, there were Russian jerseys, Soviet jerseys and at least one sweater from a team in the Kontinental Hockey League. Two women had gray "Olympic Athlete from Russia&q...
Anthony Rizzo at Parkland vigil: 'We're all grieving with you' | ABC News
ABC News | February 17, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. -- A day after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,? Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo called for change. "While I don't have all the answers, I know that something has to change, before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community," Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of the school, said Thursday night at a candlelight vigil for the victims of Wednesday's massacre. Seventeen people, including students and school workers, were killed when a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at the s...
Adam Silver offers up 1-16 seeding compromise for possible playoff changes | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
LOS ANGELES -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the possibility of a modified playoff seeding system Saturday that could pit the league's best two teams against each other in the Finals without changing the amount of teams from each conference that make the postseason. Because of a recent history of imbalance between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, there have been some calls to take the best 16 teams per season, regardless of conference. In his annual All-Star Saturday news conference, Silver hinted at a compromise. Silver mentioned still having the best eight teams ...
Public health officials warn of possible measles exposure on Air Canada flight | CBC
CBC | February 17, 2018
Public health officials west of Toronto say they've confirmed a case of the measles in a baby who returned home on a flight from Switzerland.
Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops | ABC News
ABC News | February 18, 2018
Thousands of US troops, billions of dollars helped bring down IS but as Americans draw down, old problems remain