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America No Longer A 'Nation Of Immigrants,' USCIS Says


The new director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says changing the federal agency's mission statement reminds staff that they work for the American people.

Mueller Brings More Charges Against Manafort, Gates


The special counsel's office has expanded an earlier indictment against President Trump's former campaign chairman and his business partner.

Why The Last 'Wild' Horses Really Aren't


A story from the journal Science suggests that the only "wild" horses in existence aren't actually wild at all but rather are the feral descendants of an early domestication.

New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'


Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans.

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West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts


Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.


Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'


The bill's sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while "gun issues" need to be addressed "the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart."


'It's Not Just A Story. It's Our Lives': Student Journalists In Parkland


"We're using the Eagle Eye right now to show what the students are really feeling and what the students are saying," says Christy Ma, a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose Cone


As part of his "rocket reusability" ethos, Elon Musk had hoped to use a giant net on a boat to catch the rocket's protective covering. It turns out it's hard to catch stuff falling from space.


NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting


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.

U.S. Men Win A Shocker On The Sheet, Will Play For Gold In Olympics Curling Final


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.


Russian Police Briefly Detain Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny — Again


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.


Russian Curler Stripped Of Olympic Bronze After He's Found Guilty Of Doping


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.


Israel Gives African Asylum-Seekers A Choice: Deportation Or Jail


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.

Ford Names Successor After Ousting Executive For 'Inappropriate Behavior'


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.


Installation Progresses On Bezos-Backed 10,000-Year Clock


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.


One Year In, DNC Turnaround Has A Long Way To Go


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.

As Washington Gears Up To Tackle Foreign Influence, How Effective Can It Be?


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.


Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting


Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average.


Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Softens On Gun Restrictions


At a CNN town hall, the Republican senator said he would support raising the age limit for those wanting to purchase AR-15 style rifles and is "reconsidering" his position on high-capacity magazines.


Hand Grenade Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Montenegro; Attacker Killed


An unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the compound in Podgorica before reportedly killing himself with another explosive. U.S. citizens are being asked to avoid the area until further notice.

Thursday, Feb 22

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Wins Gold, Beating Canada In Penalty-Shootout Thriller


The American women won for the first time in 20 years, after tying the score late and forcing overtime against their archrival, Canada. Then it went to a penalty shootout.

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session


A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment


A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.

Wednesday, Feb 21

He'll Take 'Gubernatorial Debate' For 400: Trebek Tries Out Moderator's Chair


The longtime game show host has described himself in the past as a political independent and has expressed interest in one day moderating a presidential debate as well.

'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99


One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.

Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide


Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled


The vice president was set to meet Feb. 10 with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, the State Department said. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management


An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

Trump Denies Woman's Allegation Of Unwanted Kissing In Trump Tower


In a pair of tweets, Trump denied the allegation from Rachel Crooks, which has been known for months, while also criticizing the Washington Post. But the president got key aspects of the story wrong.

Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?


Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

MLB Sets New Rules To Speed Up The Game


Among the changes: Major League Baseball will impose stricter limits on mound visits and commercial breaks will be shorter.

Monday, Feb 19

At Munich Security Conference, Frayed Relations On Display As Global Crises Grow


Confrontation and ultimatums replaced compromise and consensus at the meeting, where North Korea and the Iran deal topped the agenda. A commentator described it as "the end of the road" for diplomacy.

The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces


They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

Trump Supports Improving Background Checks, But Will That Mean Action?


The president is meeting with students and teachers about school safety this week. The White House says he supports improving background checks, but the issue has languished after past shootings.

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Will Face Canada In Gold Medal Game At Winter Olympics


The gold medal game will air live in the U.S. on Wednesday night. The two rivals have repeatedly faced off to decide Olympic and world championships over the past 20 years.

Sunday, Feb 18

Trump Says FBI Missed 'Signals' Of Florida School Shooting Because Of Russia Probe


Trump's flurry of weekend tweets about the Russia investigation and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.

How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018


Most of the voters who said immigration was their top concern were those who backed Donald Trump in 2016. But if DACA expires, that trend could reverse in 2018.

Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marcel Hirscher Wins Gold


The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men's giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.