Merrit Kennedy

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Tongan Skier Finishes Strong In Olympics After Just 12 Weeks Of Training In Snow

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shirtless flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua, a Rio taekwondo competitor turned Pyeongchang cross-country skier, came in 114th on Friday. His goal was simply to finish the race (and not hit a tree).

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Tillerson Tries To Ease Tension With Turkey

Friday, February 16, 2018

The U.S. and Turkey differ over Syria. The U.S. supports and arms Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, seeing them as key allies against ISIS. Turkey considers them terrorists.

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2 Coaches Among Those Killed In Florida School Shooting

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two of those killed were beloved staff members. Chris Hixon and Aaron Feis were both coaches at the school, and they were remembered fondly by colleagues and students.

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Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

Thursday, February 15, 2018

That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.

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Suspect Allegedly Confessed To Fla. School Shootings That Killed 17

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, 19, who has been charged with premeditated murder, has confessed to the crime. Officials say the gun used in Wednesday's attack was bought legally by the suspect just under a year ago.

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Tech Giants Under Pressure Over Russian Opposition Leader's Posts

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

YouTube and Instagram are reportedly facing the prospect of sanction in Russia if they do not remove posts implicating a Russian billionaire and a senior Russian government official.

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South African President Jacob Zuma Resigns Under Pressure From His Party

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The ruling African National Congress should not be "divided in my name," Zuma said Wednesday. "I have therefore come to the decision to resign as the president of the republic with immediate effect."

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Latino Business Group Leader Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has also been accused of financial impropriety.

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Military Trial Opens For 17-Year-Old Palestinian Activist

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ahed Tamimi is accused of assaulting Israeli soldiers outside her home. For many Palestinians, she has become a symbol of resistance. For many Israelis, she is a provocateur.

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Ruling Party Votes To Recall South African President Jacob Zuma

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

South Africa's ANC party has voted to "recall" President Jacob Zuma following a drawn-out battle to convince him to step down voluntarily. It's not clear whether he will cede power now.

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Suspected Poacher Eaten By Lions In South Africa

Monday, February 12, 2018

Police say the animals ate much of the man's body and he is yet to be formally identified. They believe he was a poacher because a loaded hunting rifle was found near the remains.

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WWII Bomb Shuts Down Flights At London City Airport

Monday, February 12, 2018

The unexploded ordnance, described as a 500 kg German bomb by local authorities, has prompted the cancellation of all flights on Monday from the airport. The bomb was found in the River Thames.

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Baltimore Shakes Up Police Force Amid Corruption Scandal

Friday, February 09, 2018

Commissioner-designate Darryl DeSousa announces a new anti-corruption unit as well as random polygraph tests for officers in specialized units.

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L.L. Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Return Policy

Friday, February 09, 2018

In a letter to customers Friday morning, the company said it has updated its return policy to give customers one year to return purchases, with a receipt.

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Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could help in developing better treatments.

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Twitter Announces A Profit For The First Time

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The company attributes the strong financial results to an expanding character limit – now 280 characters, rather than the previous 140 – and making it easier to thread a series of Tweets together.

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'Consumer Reports' Says Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Security Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

"We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume," the consumer watchdog says.

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Ethiopia Says It Will Free All Of Its Political Prisoners

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

It's a turnaround for a government that has cracked down on dissent — and had not even admitted that it held political prisoners. The prime minister said a notorious prison would be closed.

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Tightest Security In Years At New Year's Celebrations In New York And Las Vegas

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Snipers. Specially trained dogs. Multiple layers of security screening. Detectives in hotels. After recent attacks, New York and Las Vegas are seeing beefed up security this year.

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After Maria, One Of The World's Best Bioluminescent Bays Slowly Begins To Glow Again

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Vieques, an island 8 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico. Its bioluminescent bay, a lifeline for its vital tourism industry, is starting to show signs of recovery.

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