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Thirteen people died and 15 were injured Friday night after a military helicopter carrying government officials assessing earthquake damage crashed in southern Mexico, said the Oaxaca state prosecutor's office. Five women, four men and three children died at the scene and another person died later at the hospital, according to the prosecutor's office said. All of the victims had been on the ground, reports The Associated Press. Details of the casualties are still unclear. The helicopter was carrying Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca State Governor Alejandro Murat, who were both reportedly unharmed. It was... [Read More]
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The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January. [Read More]
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Chester County's Uwchlan Township mounted the latest local challenge to Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline this week when its supervisors voted unanimously to enforce an ordinance that requires any hazardous liquids pipeline to be set back from buildings further than the distance currently under construction. The three-person board, elected last November on a platform of protecting... [Read More]
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Q2 News, KTVQ, is the CBS affiliate in Billings, Montana and is your source for continuing news coverage, and the latest sports and weather updates. [Read More]
Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant on this week's latest in sports, including the Winter Olympics, the highs and lows. [Read More]
Students are speaking out in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed. The young people hope their pleas for help in stopping future attacks are more effective than those in the past. [Read More]
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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he's running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah. Voters there want him to be an outspoken critic of the Trump administration. [Read More]
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of Florida and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictment of 13 Russian nationals. [Read More]
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley, a Republican, about his proposal to allow school officials to designate people to carry guns in schools. [Read More]
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Amy Bushatz, reporter at Military.com, about how the White House's proposed budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program might affect military families. [Read More]
A look at why crowdfunders across the U.S. are raising money for disadvantaged youth, many of them people of color, to see the superhero movie Black Panther. [Read More]
Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon. [Read More]
At the Olympics, Japan finished one-two in the men's figure skating finals. And for the first time since 1952, there was a repeat Olympic champion: Yuzuru Hanyu. [Read More]
A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics. [Read More]
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The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical. [Read More]
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Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her. [Read More]
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Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school. [Read More]
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Disney Channel's new high school zombie musical; The Walking Dead's ratings reign; the buzz for the new book Dread Nation: In pop culture, the undead persist after our brains. [Read More]
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In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology. The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics charge that making horsepox in the lab has endangered the public by basically revealing the recipe for how any lab could manufacture smallpox to use it as a bioweapon. The scientist who did the work, David Evans of the University of Alberta in Canada, has said his team had to synthesize horsepox because they... [Read More]
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Akwaeke Emezi's debut novel follows the spiritually receptive student, Ada. The author pulls from her own experience with what she says "is like a cloud of selves that are shifting." [Read More]
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