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Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

29 min 38 sec ago
President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes.

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

36 min 13 sec ago
The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says.

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

1 hour 41 sec ago
The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears. She had tried to defend her 17-year-old daughter from being raped by more than a dozen soldiers and didn't succeed.

11 Air Force Academy athletes suspended during investigation

1 hour 1 min ago
Colorado Springs Air Force Academy officials say it has suspended 11 members of its men's swimming team who were in the center of a misconduct investigation.

Trump moving the goalposts on immigration

1 hour 7 min ago
Despite Trump’s repeated promises to provide relief for up to 1.8 million illegal immigrants covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he prefers using immigration as a political issue.

Winter Olympics TV ads exploit the movie in our head — the one in which we star

1 hour 22 min ago
If you watched the ads for the Super Bowl, and especially during the Winter Olympics airing on NBC, you’ll have witnessed how quickly and completely Madison Avenue has surrendered to a self-actualizing reality.

Golden finish could start something big for US cross-country skiing

1 hour 27 min ago
Bill Koch was the only American — man or woman — to own an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing until Wednesday night. Jessie Diggins hopes her image inspires the next generation of skiers, just as Koch did for her.

Tiger Woods looks a little better, but is that enough to challenge at the Masters?

1 hour 31 min ago
The Masters looms 42 days hence. The gentlemen of the PGA Tour played their first competitive round of the calendar year in the same time zone as Augusta on Thursday, so it must be about time to get serious.

Russian skaters make history, US women make excuses

1 hour 34 min ago
Eteri Tutberidze had seen enough. Alina Zagitova was crying too much and training hard with too little at her Sambo 70 figure skating rink in Moscow, and she wasn’t putting up with it any more. So she told Zagitova to leave.

A transgender sailor was ready to die for America; Then President Trump tweeted

1 hour 35 min ago
Petty Officer 2nd Class Taryn McLean, a transgender sailor who was born female but identifies as a male, recently re-enlisted for six years. Ever since President Donald Trump tweeted in July that the government would "no longer accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military, McLean has been trying to navigate an uncertain future.

The 10 most memorable figure skating routines at the 2018 Olympics, ranked by song

1 hour 38 min ago
While nobody opted for anything as crazy as Smash Mouth's "All Star" — a missed opportunity, if you ask me — many of the chosen tunes did stand out from the rest. Here are the most memorable figure skating routines ranked from worst to best song choice, complete with scores on a scale of 1 to 10.

EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

1 hour 45 min ago
The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas.

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

1 hour 57 min ago
Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.

Four more years? Olympians confront life after their Olympics are over

1 hour 59 min ago
For the vast majority of the public, the Olympics work thusly: Every four years, we re-learn the names, re-attach their stories to them, grow invested in their performances. When the flame goes out, we forget who they are. It's not that we don't care. It's just that, as skier Lindsey Vonn said Friday, "Four years is a long time."

The bad, the good and the none — a look at Oscar hosts

2 hours 2 min ago
The very first Oscars were held on May 16, 1929. They were only 15 minutes long, watched by only 270 people at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Guest tickets cost $5 and statuettes were handed out by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks, the first host. Here’s a look at memorable shows and Oscar hosts through the years:

For Olympic snowboarder Red Gerard: Have gold medal, will travel

2 hours 4 min ago
The three-day, bicoastal blitz typified the experience of many American gold-medal winners, who have a limited window capitalize on sudden fame. What Red Gerard did next was atypical: He flew back to South Korea to compete at the Olympics again.

Proposed law would bring deployed Guard, Reserve pay equal to active-duty troops

2 hours 34 min ago
Deployed National Guardsmen and Reservists may achieve parity in pay and benefits with active-duty troops under bipartisan bills introduced in Congress last week.

Graham's rare honor at US Capitol explained

2 hours 36 min ago
The Senate Historical Office explains that there are no hard and fast rules on this, but "lying in state" ceremonies are usually reserved for deceased presidents and other elected officials. "Lying in honor" has become the phrase used in recent years to describe ceremonies for those who didn't serve in elected office.

After 2 tug boats collide, 1 sinks

2 hours 54 min ago
The U.S. Coast Guard says two tugboats collided off the Maine coast and one of the vessels sank as it was being towed back to shore.

Former DC Metro police officer gets 15 years in prison in terrorism case

2 hours 57 min ago
A former police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metro system will spend 15 years in prison after getting caught in a terrorism sting operation, even as he continues to argue that he is not an Islamic State supporter but a misunderstood patriot.