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‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins grand jury and audience award

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:24

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nate Parker continued his victory lap around the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night when “The Birth of a Nation” took both the U.S. drama grand jury prize and the Audience Award. The historical slave rebellion drama had already broken the acquisition record when Fox Searchlight scooped it up for […]

VIDEO: On board a migrant rescue ship

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:22
The BBC's James Reynolds reports from a rescue boat in the Aegean Sea as more migrants attempt to reach Europe.
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Wisconsin activists push student free-press protections

NBA - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:18

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Fond du Lac High School student reporters published an article on sexual assault two years ago, they expected to ignite a conversation about rape, not free speech. But when worried administrators responded with a policy enabling censorship, the magazine joined a decades-long debate over free speech in school-sponsored media. Though […]
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Wisconsin activists push student free-press protections

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:18

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Fond du Lac High School student reporters published an article on sexual assault two years ago, they expected to ignite a conversation about rape, not free speech. But when worried administrators responded with a policy enabling censorship, the magazine joined a decades-long debate over free speech in school-sponsored media. Though […]
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Wisconsin activists push student free-press protections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:18

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Fond du Lac High School student reporters published an article on sexual assault two years ago, they expected to ignite a conversation about rape, not free speech. But when worried administrators responded with a policy enabling censorship, the magazine joined a decades-long debate over free speech in school-sponsored media. Though […]

Here are the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award winners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:13

Here are the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award winnersThe 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award winners were announced Saturday evening in Hollywood.


PETA to Oklahoma zoo: shut down elephant exhibit now

NBA - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:10

The Oklahoma City Zoo should send its elephants to a sanctuary, PETA said in a statement the day after the death of Chai, sent there from Seattle last year
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PETA to Oklahoma zoo: shut down elephant exhibit now

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:10

The Oklahoma City Zoo should send its elephants to a sanctuary, PETA said in a statement the day after the death of Chai, sent there from Seattle last year
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PETA to Oklahoma zoo: shut down elephant exhibit now

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:10

The Oklahoma City Zoo should send its elephants to a sanctuary, PETA said in a statement the day after the death of Chai, sent there from Seattle last year

Wisconsin activists push student free-press protections

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:00
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Fond du Lac High School student reporters published an article on sexual assault two years ago, they expected to ignite a conversation about rape, not free speech. But when worried administrators responded with a policy enabling censorship, the magazine joined a decades-long debate over free speech in school-sponsored media.

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:56

This banner atop the Orange County Sheriff's Department webpage shows the latest iteration of their Internet "wanted" poster, showing that all three escaped inmates are in custody as of Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a tip that led San Francisco police to the two remaining fugitives who broke out of a Santa Ana, Calif., jail. A third surrendered Friday. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of a maximum-security facility.


New rail link to Maine waterfront could revive port

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:55
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting this once-thriving port by rail with freight customers throughout North America.

Trying to Separate Bill Cosby From Cliff Huxtable

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:54
For Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns, “The Cosby Show” aired at a pivotal time. She never met Bill Cosby, but she knew a lot of Cliff Huxtables.









With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

NBA - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:54

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig. So the veteran linebacker pulled the young running back aside in the Stanford Stadium locker room a couple of hours before Super Bowl kickoff 31 years ago. “Hacksaw just said, ‘Hey, don’t be afraid, play every play like it’s going […]
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With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:54

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig. So the veteran linebacker pulled the young running back aside in the Stanford Stadium locker room a couple of hours before Super Bowl kickoff 31 years ago. “Hacksaw just said, ‘Hey, don’t be afraid, play every play like it’s going […]
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With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:54

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig. So the veteran linebacker pulled the young running back aside in the Stanford Stadium locker room a couple of hours before Super Bowl kickoff 31 years ago. “Hacksaw just said, ‘Hey, don’t be afraid, play every play like it’s going […]

Jewish holy site's prayer rules relaxed

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:50
The Israeli government approves the creation of a new mixed-sex prayer space for non-Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Virginia Tech student charged in death of 13-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:50

2nd Virginia Tech student arrested in death of 13-year-old girlA second Virginia Tech student has been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared earlier this week.


O.J. Simpson Drama Depicts an Old Trial, and Renewed Tensions

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:48
The cable network FX is betting that its 10-episode drama about O.J. Simpson’s trial will resonate with viewers much as the real trial did 21 years ago.









Virginia Tech says a second student has been arrested in death of 13-year-old Virginia girl

NBA - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:47

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech says a second student has been arrested in death of 13-year-old Virginia girl.
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