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Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Kurdish-controlled enclave

Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the…

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Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis holds up despite wardrobe malfunction 'nightmare'

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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete during the figure skating Ice dance short dance during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 19, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Maddie Meyer …

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When Trump's SEC punishes Wall Street, it's often done quietly

Under President Donald Trump, a top financial regulator isn't embarrassing Wall Street as much as it used to. Take TPG Capital — the private equity behemoth co-founded by billionaire David Bonderman. For years, the Securities and Exchange…

Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers' short program

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During the first week of the Olympics, a South Korean ice dancer had to struggle to keep her top from falling down when a clasp in the back gave way just after she and her partner started their routine during the team competition. On…

'How dare you': Survivors of Florida school shooting lash out at Trump

Authorities say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 people. Jason Dearen, Terry Spencer and Allen G. BreedAssociated Press…

Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

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Watch Fergie's rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 18, 2018. Greg BeachamAssociated Press. Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.…

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

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It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during…

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U.S. women back in gold medal ice hockey game with 5-0 win over Finland

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 Monday. The Americans are back in the gold medal game for a…

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Canadians Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir lead ice dancing after record short dance; Americans in medal contention

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came out of retirement to win more Olympic gold. Only the free dance stands in their way. The Canadian ice dancers broke their own record for a short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, piling up 83…

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Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP). Josh Dawsey and Philip RuckerWashington…

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Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future. Guess what? Mets general…

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Adam Rippon changes his mind and won't accept NBC job

Well, at least NBC will still be able to interview Adam Rippon, right? In a reversal of news she had broken earlier on Sunday, USA Today's Christine Brennan reported that the figure skater will not, after all, take a job with the network…

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed…

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Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

Danica Patrick walks from the infield care center after being involved in an on-track incident the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images). Dan…

Japan's Nao Kodaira wins 500-meter speedskating gold over South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa

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Nao Kodaira sped around the oval, furiously pumping her arms and legs. She charged across the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand. With two pairs to go, Kodaira could watch knowing that two-time…

Sunday, Feb 18

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Ban the racist jerks who embarrassed the Blackhawks and Chicago from all future sporting events

On Saturday at the United Center, a beautiful night on the ice coincided with ugliness in the stands when four racist jerks embarrassed themselves, the Blackhawks, the sport of hockey and the city of Chicago. It should be their last Hawks…

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman condemns fans for directing racial taunts at Capitals player

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman issued a statement Sunday after four fans were ejected from the United Center during the Blackhawks-Capitals game late Saturday night for directing racial taunts at a Capitals player. Forward Devante Smith…

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Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buy

Authorities say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 people. Ryan J. Foley and Don ThompsonAssociated Press. The warnings…

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Norway's Oystein Braaten is 1st, USA's Gus Kenworthy last in Olympic slopestyle

Braaten, the 22-year-old from Norway, captured the gold medal in ski slopestyle Sunday, far outdistancing the dinged-up Kenworthy, who failed to land any of his three runs and came in last. Braaten, who learned the sport by setting up…

Lake County moviegoers excited for 'Black Panther' and its positive representation of African-Americans

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Moviegoers flocked to theaters Thursday for preview showings of the highly-anticipated Disney and Marvel superhero film "Black Panther" before its official debut Friday. The film with a mainly African-American cast and lead character who…

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Four fans ejected from United Center for directing racist taunts at Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Four fans were ejected from the United Center on Saturday night for directing racist comments at the Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly while he was in the penalty box during the third period of his team's game against the Blackhawks. Capitals…

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 presidential run

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In this June 7, 2017, photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides…

Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and…

Carnival passengers say cruise devolved into violent mess due to family intent on trouble

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A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles…

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All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron James, Steph Curry

The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy…

The 21st-century Russian sleeper agent is a troll with an American accent

In this Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school meals, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. Indicted for alleged U.S. election interference…

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'No more BS': Pain turns political in Parkland after school shootings

Angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors demanded action on gun-control legislation during a rally in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kevin Sullivan, Tim Craig and William WanWashington Post. On a day when Parkland began burying its…

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3 inmates moved downstate after applauding suspect in Chicago cop's killing

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Inmates clap for accused cop killer, Shomari Legghette, 44, following bond court on Feb. 15, 2018. (Cook County Sheriff's Office). Chicago Tribune staffContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Three Cook County Jail detainees who applauded as the…

Saturday, Feb 17

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Slain police commander laid to rest with stories of selflessness, harsh words for suspect

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Funeral services for Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Bridgeport on Feb. 17, 2018. (Chicago Tribune). Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner, Ese Olumhense and Stacy St. ClairContact ReportersChicago Tribune. With…

13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexico earthquake

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Friday, causing little damage but triggering a tragedy when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicenter. (Patricia Castellanos / AFP/Getty Images). Mark StevensonAssociated…