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Samir Flores Soberanes: Thousands march in Mexico City over activist's murder | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Environmental activist and journalist Samir Flores Soberanes was shot dead on Wednesday.
Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
Prosecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available
Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 70 people die in north-eastern Indian state | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Another 200 people are being treated after drinking bootleg alcohol in India's Assam state.
Pablo Escobar's former home demolished in Colombia | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The building will be replaced with a memorial to the victims of the drug lord's reign of terror.
Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The soldiers abandon their posts as tensions rise over the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Vatican abuse summit: Cardinal says files were destroyed | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Speaking called for more transparency, saying victims' rights were "effectively trampled underfoot".
ICYMI: New haircuts and new horizons | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
A privately-funded moon mission lifts off and other stories you may have missed this week.
Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere? | Live Science
Live Science | February 23, 2019
Earth's atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station's route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form?
Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras? | CBC
CBC | February 23, 2019
Global Affairs Canada is funding a program to send Canadian homeopaths to Honduras, one of Latin America’s poorest and most dangerous countries, to offer unproven treatments for serious infectious disease.
Special unit to move mental patients under consideration | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
A group of state senators wants to see if an expanded police unit can be created in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to transport mental patients under doctors' orders
WATCH:  New study claims a third of adults over 50 have a protein deficiency | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains what the proper amount of lean protein should be along with a balanced diet of healthy fats and whole grain carbs.
WATCH:  R. Kelly turns himself in to Chicago police after indictment | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
The R&B singer is set to appear at a bond hearing on charges of sexual abuse involving three minors.
WATCH:  Math whiz gives predictions for the 2019 Oscars | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
Harvard grad Ben Zauzmer gives his top picks for this year's Academy Awards, including Glenn Close for Best Actress, Rami Malek for Best Actor and "Roma" for Best Picture.
WATCH:  Jussie Smollett removed from this season's final episodes of 'Empire' | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
If convicted of staging a racist and homophobic attack, the TV star could face punishment ranging from probation to one to two years in prison.
WATCH:  Sneak peek at the Oscars jewels | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
Celebrities will be adorned and bejeweled in a dizzying display of diamonds at the Academy Awards.
R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The R&B star as been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving minors.
How cybercriminals sell their skills so the average Joe can steal money | CBC
CBC | February 23, 2019
By offering up their services for a fee, cybercriminals make it possible for almost anyone with a computer and internet connection to steal money and personal information.
WATCH: Messi Scores Stunner for Barcelona Against Sevilla | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Thanks to a delightful volley, Lionel Messi scored a beautiful goal for Barcelona against fifth-placed Sevilla.
Weekend Hot Clicks: Robert Kraft Scandal, Iowa's Late Three-Point Barrage | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
This weekend's Hot Clicks features the latest on the Robert Kraft scandal, Iowa's insane game-winning three-point barrage, and Lucky Charms-tasting beer. 
Stanley Donen: Singin' in the Rain co-director dies aged 94 | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Stanley Donen directed classic Hollywood musicals including Funny Face and On the Town.
R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The singer's lawyer said he maintains his innocence of the charges, most of which involve minors.
Venezuela crisis: The moment troops crash through border | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The troops deserted to Colombia, according to the country's migration authorities.
Report: Bayern Munich Lines Up Move for Lille Star Nicolas Pepe | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Bayern Munich are lining up a summer move for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe as a replacement for the ageing Arjen Robben.
Prince Harry, wife Meghan in Morocco on official visit | ABC News
ABC News | February 23, 2019
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived in Morocco for an official trip scheduled to be their last international journey before she gives birth to their first child
Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out at border towns | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The opposition tries to bring aid into the country, while President Maduro vows to keep it out.
Kim Jong-un leaves North Korea for Vietnam by train | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The North Korean leader is set to meet US President Donald Trump on February 27-28.
#MeToo Oscars: What's changed? | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The 2018 Oscars directly addressed the #MeToo movement, so how are women faring in the industry this year?
Several Ole Miss Players Kneel During National Anthem vs. Georgia | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Players decided to kneel in light of a pro-Confederate rally on Oxford's Square.
Kingsley Coman Suffers Injury vs Hertha Berlin, Doubtful for Liverpool Clash | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Bayern Munich has suffered an injury setback after it was confirmed that Kingsley Coman is set for a spell out on the sidelines with a thigh problem, making him a doubt for the second leg of the club's Champions League round of 16 clash against Liverpool.
Watch: No. 13 LSU Upsets No. 5 Tennessee With Help From Late Foul Call | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
LSU beat the Volts 82–80 in overtime in the first top-15 matchup in the PMAC in 35 years.
Syracuse Holds Moment of Silence for Man Killed in Crash Involving Jim Boeheim | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Syracuse held a moment of silence to honor Jorge Jimenez, who died after being struck by coach Jim Boeheim's car on Wednesday.
LSU's Dramatic Win Over Tennessee Doubles as a Party for a Program's Revival | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
After a tight overtime win over a top-five team at home, LSU's revival on the hardwood gained a new wave of momentum.
Tiger Derailed by Late Four-Putt, Settles For 70 at WGC-Mexico | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 23, 2019
Tiger Woods four-putted the 15th then three-putted the 16th to kill all momentum on Saturday. 
WATCH:  Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was 'dissatisfied with his salary': Police | ABC News
ABC News | February 21, 2019
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in court Thursday after surrendering to authorities in the early morning on one felony count of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.
Melbourne car rampage: James Gargasoulas jailed for six murders | BBC
BBC | February 21, 2019
James Gargasoulas ploughed a car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring dozens.
Star Formation in the Orion Nebula | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming.
Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019.
ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.
Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station.
Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.
Flooding Along the Nueces River | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.
Orion’s European Service Module to Arrive for First Mission | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
The Airbus team poses with the European Service Module during preparations for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Earth | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
On Sept. 25, 2018, Parker Solar Probe captured a view of Earth as it sped toward the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. Earth is the bright, round object visible in the right side of this image.
Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features that create the impression of a feline footprint. The nebula is a star-forming region in the Milky Way galaxy, located in the constellation Scorpius.
Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever | KeepingCurrentMatters
KeepingCurrentMatters | February 21, 2019
Study after study shows that no matter what generation American’s belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional...
Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger | USA Today
USA Today | February 21, 2019
The airline continues to have a higher-than-usual number of aircraft out of service due to maintenance and is dealing with snow in Las Vegas.        
Report: Manny Machado Will Play Third Base for Padres 'From the Start' | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Machado moving to third base will reportedly make room for top-prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. to takeover at shortstop.
NHL Trade Deadline: Nine Biggest Needs Around the League | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
As rumors ramp up ahead of Monday's deadline, we break down the nine most pressing needs around the league. 
NBA Players Sound Off on Whether or Not Zion Williamson Should Sit for Rest of Season | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Zion Williamson's freak injury on Wednesday night sparked debate about what he should do with the rest of his freshman season.
SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander | CBC
CBC | February 21, 2019
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that, if successful, will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
WATCH: Sporting KC Blasts Toluca in First Leg of Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 Match | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Ilie's blast from the top of the box put the exclamation point on Sporting KC's comprehensive win over Toluca in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League round of 16 match.
NFL Draft 2019 Odds: Where Will Kyler Murray Land? | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Is Kyler Murray heading to South Beach? Oddsmakers have listed the Dolphins as the favorites to land the Heisman winner. 
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov Scores 100th Point in Just 62 Games | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Kucherov became the first player in Tampa Bay franchise history to post consecutive 100-point seasons.
Former No. 1 Recruit Jaelan Phillips Announces Transfer from UCLA to Miami | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 21, 2019
Phillips was a five-star linebacker and the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2017. He spent two seasons at UCLA.
Kraft Heinz Discloses SEC Probe, Misses Earnings Forecasts | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Kraft Heinz on Thursday wrote down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands by $15.4 billion, disclosed an investigation by federal securities regulators and slashed its dividend, sending its shares plunging after hours.
Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Pinterest has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, joining a parade of highly valued technology startups planning to list their shares in 2019.
U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground in an Exploding Tech Market | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
The Chinese company’s low prices outweigh spying concerns for many countries ramping up 5G spending, in particular the pivotal internet economy of India. “The perception here is that the U.S. action is more a matter of foreign policy.”
Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
The companies hope to lure cardholders by offering them extra features on Apple’s Wallet app, which will let them set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.
U.S. Bets on China's Special Envoy | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
As U.S.-China trade talks reach a pivotal point, the Trump administration is counting on the Chinese leader’s special envoy, Liu He, to get Beijing to accept tough new strictures that are increasingly controversial in Beijing.
Business Investment Falters Amid Growing Global Economic Uncertainty | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Demand for long-lasting goods produced by U.S. factories increased for the second month in a row in December, driven by orders for transportation equipment.
U.S. Existing Home Sales Drop 1.2% in January | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Sales of previously owned homes fell in January, a sign that demand for housing continued to cool at the start of the year.
U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell last week, a signal of labor market tightness
Sackler Sought to Avoid Comparison of OxyContin to Morphine, Documents Show | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
A former Purdue Pharma LP executive and member of the company’s controlling family worked to ensure its top-selling pain medication OxyContin didn’t develop the end-of-life reputation of morphine.
Departing Caesars CEO to Stay Longer, as Revenue Increases | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Caesars Entertainment, which is being pushed to consider a sale by activist investor Carl Icahn, reported that revenue rose in the latest quarter and its departing chief executive will stay on longer than expected.
Tesla's Model 3 Loses Recommended Status From Consumer Reports | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Tesla’s Model 3 has lost its recommended status from Consumer Reports, less than a year after the magazine awarded it the coveted designation.
Ford Investigating Process for U.S. Emissions Certification | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Ford Motor said it will investigate its processes for U.S. emissions certification compliance after a group of employees raised concerns about its analytical modeling.
Zion Williamson's Ripped Sneaker Puts Nike in a Bad Spot | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
A Nike sneaker worn by Duke University basketball star Zion Williamson, who is expected to be the top pick in this summer’s National Basketball Association draft, ripped open during a high-profile game, at least temporarily bringing down the athlete, and with him a sliver of the company’s share ...
Baidu Reports 50% Quarterly Profit Drop but Revenue Beats Projections | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Baidu reported stronger-than-expected revenue in the most recent period, driven by its search-engine business and artificial-intelligence initiatives.
AT&T Gives 3G Service Three Years to Live | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
AT&T said it plans to stop serving 3G wireless devices in early 2022 as it makes room for more powerful standards, and rival Verizon has warned it will stop serving 3G cellphones at the end of this year.
Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.
5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.
Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block' | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
24 photographers document 24 hours | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The latest set of 24 images from a group of photographers who document the first 24 hours of each year.
Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and exposed.
Trump-Kim summit: The sorry fate of North Korea's diplomat defectors | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
As North Korea inches out of diplomatic isolation, what will happen to the diplomats who go renegade?
Rising Star nominations end today! | HousingWire
HousingWire | February 22, 2019
HousingWire's Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry – in lending, servicing, investing and real estate. Nominate yours before it’s too late!
Under Armour CEO's Unusual Adviser: An MSNBC Anchor | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal | February 22, 2019
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank was questioned last year by the company’s board over his ties to MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, who has traveled on his private jet and provided input on a range of business matters, according to current and former executives.
Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown
WATCH: Herediano Exposes Atlanta United's Defense in First Leg of Concacaf Champions League Match | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 22, 2019
Herediano exposed the defending MLS champions' defense en route to a massive win in the first leg of the teams' Concacaf Champions League match.
Bucks Issue Reminder: The East Runs Through Milwaukee | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated | February 22, 2019
Despite not having the star power of other teams in the East, the Bucks boast one of the best defenses in the league, one of the best players on the planet, plenty of shooting and a coach that could lead them far into the Eastern Conference playoffs. 
Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south
Oscars 2019: Look inside the glamorous unofficial swag bags for top nominees | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
The unofficial Oscars gift bag has everything from exclusive vacations to cannabis beauty products.
'And the Oscar goes to': Peter Travers predicts who will win at the Academy Awards | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
It’s Hollywood’s biggest night, the 91st Academy Awards is finally upon us.
Will this finally be Glenn Close's year to win an Oscar? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
The 91st Academy Awards could potentially fulfill one leading actress’ long-standing goal of landing a coveted award from the Academy.
Pulwama attack: India government must protect Kashmiris - top court | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Kashmiris have been attacked after a bombing killed Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Is Africa going backwards on democracy? | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate".
Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity? | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric car in winter and Trump's influence on the Green New Deal.
Time's Up CEO resigns after son accused of sexual assault, organization says | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Former Time's Up president and CEO Lisa Borders decided to resign this week after her son was accused of sexual assault.
Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras helped track down brothers who discredited Smollett attack
Rita Moreno on playing a sassy grandma, 'West Side Story' | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Rita Moreno recently spoke to The Associated Press about her scandalous Netflix role on 'One Day at a Time,' the regrets she had doing the original "West Side Story" and the #MeToo movement.
Shoes pulled from Katy Perry line after blackface criticism | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface
WATCH:  What will win the Oscar for best picture? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
The nominees are "Black Panther," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite," "BlacKkKlansman," "Green Book," "Vice," "A Star Is Born," and "Roma."
WATCH:  Who will win the Oscar for best lead actor? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Nominees Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Viggo Mortensen will find out soon!
WATCH:  Who will win the Oscar for best lead actress? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Nominees Lady Gaga, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio will find out soon!
WATCH:  Who will win the Oscar for best supporting actor? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Nominees Adam Driver, Sam Rockwell, Richard E. Grant, Mahershala Ali and Sam Elliott will find out soon!
WATCH:  Who will win the Oscar for best supporting actress? | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
Nominees Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Regina King and Marina de Tavira will find out soon!
WATCH:  Oscars 2019: Film critic Peter Travers offers his top picks on who will win | ABC News
ABC News | February 22, 2019
The film reviewer looks at who is most likely to take home the statue at the 91st Academy Awards.
Japan's Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises for being three minutes late | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Japan's Yoshitaka Sakurada, who was late for a parliamentary meeting, makes his latest apology.
Syria war: US to leave 200 troops for peacekeeping after withdrawal | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The announcement follows fierce criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops.