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Canada hopes to claim ice dance gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who already have helped Canada win...

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IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after...


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The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Men-14

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the second leg of an unprecedented Winter Olympics double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom to pair with her surprise skiing...


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Italy's Berlusconi looks set to return as a kingmaker after years in political limbo

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - As recently as last year, Italians had written off Silvio Berlusconi as a political relic. But onstage for a talk show this month ahead of March 4 elections, the 81-year-old media tycoon and former prime minister appeared like a man reborn. “How do I look?” he...


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South Korean skater wins silver after team pursuit dispute

Pyeongchang Olympics Speed Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Speedskater Kim Bo-reum has gone from being the target of an online petition calling for her to be expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics to earning a spot on the medals podium. The South Korean skater took silver in the women’s mass start on the final night of...


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Chapter 2: Ledecka wins gold again, this time on a snowboard

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When the book is closed on these Olympics — all Olympics, really — Ester Ledecka will have her own chapter. Though they’re both on snow, skiing and snowboarding are simply not supposed to mix. Though she could have been expected to win at one, nobody was supposed to...


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Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country’s west,...


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Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist. One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom and...


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Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

Pyeongchang Olympics Ship of Miracles

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks to their rescuers, they’d never have to face. Sohn Yang Young says he owes his life to the U.S. military. So...


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Insurgents kill more than 20 security forces in separate attacks in Afghanistan

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL - More than 20 security forces were killed in a series of attacks by Taliban militants Saturday in various parts of Afghanistan, including Kabul, officials reported in a sign of insurgents’ mobility despite a surge of offensives by U.S. and Afghan troops in...


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American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster’s last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range. Five yellow-handled American rocks were left behind. The score, known as a five-ender,...


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