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It's So Cold In England Even The Racing Snails Are Curling Up

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:25:10 -0500

A pub in Devon disappointed guests by cancelling a snail race as an arctic cold front hits much of Europe.



110 Girls Missing In Latest Suspected Boko Haram Attack, Says Nigerian Government

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:34:00 -0500

Officials have changed their accounts of the alleged kidnapping, after initially claiming the girls were rescued. Four years after Chibok, there are now fears another mass abduction has happened.



Without A Lawyer, Asylum-Seekers Struggle With Confusing Legal Processes

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:10:00 -0500

An asylum seeker is five times more likely to win a petition for asylum with the help of a lawyer. But, many asylum seekers are expected to represent themselves in court.



California Democrats Decline To Endorse Another Term For Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:59:05 -0500

While the lack of an endorsement certainly won't keep Feinstein off the ballot, it's a sign that grass-roots Democrats are eager to supplant leaders who are seen as too moderate.



North Korea Open To Talks With U.S., Says South Korea

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:23:54 -0500

Shortly before the Winter Olympics closing ceremony Sunday in Pyeongchang, the North indicated it is willing to engage in dialogue with the U.S., according to the South Korean president's office.



Highlights Of The Pyeongchang Olympics Closing Ceremony, In Photos

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:11:00 -0500

The flame is extinguished and the torch is passed to Beijing, host of the next Winter Games.



When Wildfire Smoke Invades, Who Should Pay To Clean Indoor Air?

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:14:36 -0500

Public health agencies are set up to regulate air pollution from cars, trucks and factories. Wildfire smoke presents a different set of threats, prompting some of those agencies to rethink priorities.



How Might Trump's Food Box Plan Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:14:00 -0500

For some, the USDA's plan to deliver SNAP benefits as canned, shelf-stable food is painfully familiar. The agency has long given this type of aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.



Boom In Antler Pet Chews May Have Opened A Black Market

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:13:04 -0500

Hunters are waking up to find their prized antlers have been stolen overnight in Alaska, where online ads offering cash for antlers have proliferated.



Extraordinary Moments: Top Contenders For A Photojournalism Prize

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:54 -0500

Nominees for the 2018 World Press Photo contest are both newsy and unexpected: child jockeys, a blindfolded rhino, cave-dwellers in China.



How One Country Drastically Cut Its Newborn Death Rate

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:24 -0500

A UNICEF report cites "alarmingly high" death rates for newborns in many countries. But Bangladesh stands out for its remarkable progress.



Pyeongchang Olympics: Closing Ceremony Ends Biggest Winter Games Ever

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:14:00 -0500

The 2,920 athletes who participated set a new record; so did the number of nations — 92 – they represented in South Korea.



Students Walk Out For Gun Laws; West Virginia Teachers Walk Out For Pay

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:55:24 -0500

Students across the country pushed for stricter gun laws while President Trump and Secretary DeVos made news at the Conservative Political Action Conference.



A Russian Fan's Perspective On A Most Unusual Gold Medal Ceremony In Pyeongchang

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:16:00 -0500

"I was proud greatly. It was from one side, tears of pride and happiness. From another side, I regretted greatly we can't see our flag," said Natalia Kim, who lives in South Korea.



After Going Shot For Shot, Olympic Athletes From Russia Win Men's Hockey Gold

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:07:00 -0500

The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 against Germany in a game where neither team had much to lose.