Injured manatee, calf rescued in Florida waters

A female manatee and its calf have been rescued after wildlife specialists found them injured in Florida By The Associated Press February 23, 2020, 4:58 PM 1 min read FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A female manatee named Marlin and its calf were rescued after wildlife specialists found them injured in Florida waters. The South Florida […]

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View of a longtime economist: Slower growth but no recession

In this high-profile election year, the U.S. economy boasts an unemployment rate that is near its lowest level in a half-century By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer February 23, 2020, 3:30 PM 3 min read WASHINGTON — In this high-profile election year, the U.S. economy boasts an unemployment rate that is near its lowest level […]

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After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets

EASTHAM, Mass. — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD. Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent […]

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For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in coming days it’ll mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press February 23, 2020, 2:29 PM 5 min read RICHMOND, […]

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Former D.E.A. Agent Charged With Laundering Colombian Drug Money

Jose Ismael Irizarry was sent to Cartagena to investigate money laundering by Colombia’s notoriously violent drug cartels. But instead of using his stable of confidential informants to bring down the gangs, the authorities said, Mr. Irizarry worked with a Colombian drug trafficker to launder money seized from undercover drug operations and used the cash to […]

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More Libraries Are Doing Away With Overdue Fines

Mark Twain once described the public library as “the most enduring of memorials,” a free center of intellectual and educational power accessible to old and young alike. Libraries today are seeking to keep it that way, with many offering a reprieve to those who fail to return their books on time. Last week, the Free […]

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‘Open, Insert, Squirt.’ In This Town, Children Are Taught to Administer Narcan

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Shortly after his first-grade class let out for the day, Nash Kitchens sat with a dozen other young children at a library and played a murder mystery game that had a surprising plot twist. The victim was a restaurant worker who had been found dead in a freezer. The killer, the children […]

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5 Takeaways From the Nevada Caucuses (The Big One: Sanders Takes Control)

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders won big on Saturday and is now the clear front-runner. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. saved enough face to march on to his must-win in South Carolina a week from now. Pete Buttigieg finished in the top tier again and embraced the urgency of knocking down a […]

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Self-styled daredevil dies in crash after rocket launch

A colleague and a witness say a self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground By Associated Press February 23, 2020, 4:52 AM 2 min read BARSTOW, Calif. — A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a […]

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Bernie Sanders Wins the Nevada Primary

new video loaded: Bernie Sanders Wins the Nevada Primary transcript Back bars 0:00/2:16 –2:16 transcript Bernie Sanders Wins the Nevada Primary The Vermont senator defeated his opponents by a large margin, showing strength with minority and working class voters. But the other candidates vowed to fight on. And now I’m delighted to bring you some […]

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Small plane crashes at Hawaii airfield, killing 2 men

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu, killing two people By The Associated Press February 23, 2020, 1:07 AM 2 min read HONOLULU — A single-engine plane crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said. Crews treated a man in his 60s with […]

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How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case

The Bahamian pleasure palace featured a faux Mayan temple, sculptures of smoke-breathing snakes and a disco with a stripper pole. The owner, Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive, showed off his estate on TV shows like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and threw loud beachfront parties, reveling in the company of teenage girls and […]

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Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Strengthening His Primary Lead

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders claimed a major victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday that demonstrated his broad appeal in the first racially diverse state in the presidential primary race and established him as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination. In a significant show of force, the progressive Mr. Sanders was leading […]

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California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a Valentine’s Day hike in the woods of Northern California has been found by rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive By The Associated Press February 23, 2020, 12:45 AM 3 min read INVERNESS, Calif. — An […]

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Are You a Guilty Feminist?

“For some women, feminism has become another thing to feel inadequate about.” — Deborah Frances-White, comedian and host of “The Guilty Feminist” podcast [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] In 2015, Deborah Frances-White, a London-based stand-up comedian, decided she wanted to be a […]

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