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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Is Bounced From Olympic Tournament After Losing Shootout

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:01:00 -0500

American Jim Slater scored an equalizing shorthanded goal 30 minutes into the match. That helped bring on overtime — and a fateful penalty shootout.



Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:36:00 -0500

In the downhill at what's believed to be her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain. "I gave it all today, skied a great race," she said.



Search For Buried Treasure Linked To Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:26:00 -0500

Jeff Murphy is the fourth man to die while searching for a treasure chest reportedly buried somewhere in the Rockies by eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn.



Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:51:00 -0500

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.



Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:24:00 -0500

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.



After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:04:50 -0500

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.



Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.



U.S. Officials Say Scheduled Transfer Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Not Happening Yet

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

There are six detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. One was scheduled to be transferred to Saudi Arabian custody Tuesday, but U.S. officials now say that's not happening. The five others have been awaiting placement in a third country for years, but the State Department office assigned to place them remains vacant.



Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?



Fergie Apologizes After Her National Anthem Rendition Goes Wrong

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

The National Anthem is easy to get wrong, and pop star Fergie's rendition before Sunday's NBA All-Star game was all sorts of wrong. The Grammy winner said afterwards she was trying to do something new with her slower, jazzier version.



Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.



Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.



U.S. Trade Partners Threatening Retaliation If Proposed Tariffs Go Through

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:27:00 -0500

U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles are among the exports that could be targeted.



How New Leadership Has Affected The Democratic National Committee

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:27:00 -0500

The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what success they have had.



What Pennsylvania's New Congressional Districts Mean For Elections In The State

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:27:00 -0500

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has released a new map of the state's congressional districts, correcting what it deemed an unfair advantage to Republicans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report about what the map means for Pennsylvania's political calculus.