Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was...


Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey

Pyeongchang Olympics Medals Ceremony Figure Skating

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany. Alina Zagitova edged training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Friday in figure skating, giving the Russians a reason to...


After outcry, Trump Jr.'s foreign affairs speech changed to 'fireside chat'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - Donald Trump Jr. backed off a planned speech on regional affairs Friday, opting instead for a cozy “fireside chat” on pressures of work and family amid questions over possible conflicts on a trip to promote Trump properties. Trump Jr. arrived in India...


Pakistan said to be added on terror-financing list from June

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Pakistan will be placed back onto an international terrorism-financing watch list from June, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that may hinder the country’s access to financial markets. The move follows a push from the U.S., U.K., France and...


Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

Mississippi Civil Rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...


Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

School Shooting Florida Coach Funeral

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle reopened for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. That failure, plus reports of a delay...


A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Bobsled

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander...


Trump's lawyer uses radio show to chip away at Mueller probe

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. For at least an hour each weekday, Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, takes a break from tasks like negotiating terms for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to interview the president to host a live call-in radio show that’s broadcast nationally. Billed as a program...


The racist history of the 'crisis actor' attacks on Parkland school shooting survivors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It was a moment of turmoil, when a school became a lightning rod for debates about American values and the Constitution. At the center of it all was a clutch of students, their teenage faces beamed across the country by television cameras. But no sooner had they...

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