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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:12

New York Times reporter Scott Shane discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians who allegedly participated in a complex social media operation to undermine the 2016 election.

Protesters Sammi LeMaster and Katherine Fuchs carry the top of an alarm clock display that reads "Net Neutrality" after a demonstration at the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 14, 2017.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:51

The FCC has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, starting the two-month countdown to the repeal going into effect. State attorneys general, advocacy groups are filing lawsuits.

Rosemary Grant is a registered nurse and helps coordinate sepsis care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The center's goal, she says, is to get a patient who might be developing sepsis antibiotics within three hours.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

A bedside computer loaded with software that tracks vital signs in the ICU can pick up early warning patterns, specialists say. But it takes a human care provider to sort the signal from the noise.

African migrants leaving an Israeli government immigration office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Posters in Arabic and Tigrinya on the wall announce Israel's "voluntary departure" policy for Sudanese and Eritrean migrants.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:30

Israel's plan to force African migrant men to choose between voluntarily leaving — with a $3,500 stipend — or be deported or jailed has sparked a backlash.

Ahmed Ali, the day after his cataract surgery. He has just had the bandages removed from his eyes and can see again. Ali, 75, was blind for 5 years.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:52

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. But a quick surgery and a $4 plastic lens can restore sight. A group from Vermont is offering free surgery in Africa and Asia.

The National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Md., on Thursday.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:34

NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about "elites" taking advantage of last week's Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

American curler Tyler George celebrates the U.S. team's upset over Canada during the semifinal round Thursday. The stunner puts the U.S. into the gold medal round, where Sweden awaits.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:16

It wasn't exactly supposed to happen this way. But the U.S. men's curling team surged late against traditional powerhouse Canada, and brought home a historic victory. Sweden awaits in the final.

Syrian gardeners at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq share the harvest.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:51

Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community.

Alexei Navalny takes a selfie with his supporters during a rally last month calling for a boycott of the presidential election in March, which he has been banned from running in.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:05

Navalny says he faces jail time for organizing illegal protests. It's not the first arrest this year for the Kremlin critic, who has been barred from running in this year's presidential election.

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, seen during the bronze medal game against Norway last week. The Olympian from Russia won that mixed doubles bronze — but had the medal stripped Thursday for testing positive for a banned substance.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:36

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and his wife have given up their mixed doubles medal after he tested positive for a banned drug. It's unwelcome news for a Russian delegation already embroiled in scandal.

A woman looks at 15 crosses posted on a hill above Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. in remembrance of the 15 people who died during a shooting rampage at the school in 1999.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:15

Each horrific school shooting offers painful lessons but few, if any, answers.

Ford's Raj Nair attends the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2014. Nair joins numerous business leaders who have been fired or have resigned in recent months because of inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:25

North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, according to a corporate statement. It didn't specify what led to his departure.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:08

A 500-foot-tall clock is being constructed inside a mountain in West Texas on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It is the brain child of inventor Danny Hillis.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at an event at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 2, 2018.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00

Leaders in Congress and elsewhere in D.C., including top DOJ officials, want to start taking concrete steps to defend the 2018 elections from another foreign attack. But it's a big, broad challenge.

Tom Perez, seen at a rally protesting the firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, has his work cut out for him as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00

It's been one year since Tom Perez took charge of the Democratic National Committee. The party is still struggling, despite high hopes for November's midterms.


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