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It was an up and down day for the United States at the Winter Olympics. All three of the U.S. women figure skaters fell or stumbled during their performances in the short program, while the U.S. women won their first ever medal in cross-country skiing.
Boko Haram insurgents attacked a girls school in northeastern Nigeria, and initial reports suggested scores of children might be missing. Authorities say militants also took off with foodstuffs. Boko Haram fighters have seized thousands of captives over the years, most famously the Chibok girls.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., about how Russian bots are still flooding social media, including fomenting American tension over the Florida school shootings, and what he thinks should be done about it.
A BuzzFeed News investigation has discovered the secret supplier of Missouri's lethal injection drugs — a pharmacy that has been repeatedly cited for violations by the Food and Drug Administration. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Chris McDaniel about the investigation.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is being criticized for charging his wife's travel to the government when she accompanied him to Europe. Shulkin says he complied with all ethics guidelines, but his chief of staff, also criticized for her role in arranging the trip, has announced her retirement.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are in Tallahassee lobbying state legislators to pass new gun regulations following last week's shooting. State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican, has introduced a six-point framework and hopes the proposals can come to a floor vote next week.
The effects of Florida's shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.
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"Our efforts paid" off, says Pakistan's foreign minister, claiming a global task force failed to reach consensus on punishing the country.
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Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?
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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.
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