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4 men hospitalized after SUV collides with train near Balcarres, Sask.

Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP says four men are in hospital after their SUV collided with a train near Balcarres, Sask., on Thursday.
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The new polling giving both parties hope
And new reporting ties Joseph Maguire’s departure as acting DNI to his candor about Russian election interference.
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Op-Ed: How to protect democracy from lawless presidents like Trump
We need a firewall between the White House and the Department of Justice
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How to watch the Nevada caucuses on Saturday
The caucuses are a critical contest for candidates who faltered in Iowa and New Hampshire
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The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada
The state’s largest labor union has fought hard for health care. And now it’s fighting Bernie Sanders.
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Carla Hayden discusses being first woman, African-American serving as Librarian of Congress
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A Studio At Your Fingertips: 5 Apps Teachers Are Using To Make Student Podcasts
We checked in with educators to see what tools their students are using to create entries for NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that
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Yes, Buttigieg is ‘gay enough,’ Richie Jackson says
The LGBTQ community is engaging in a rather insane conversation.
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Letters to the Editor: The new Prop. 13 doesn't deserve to pass, even if schools need more money
California is spending $81 billion on schools; it should find additional funds in its $215-billion budget rather than ask for a bond issue.
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This comedian says Border Patrol pulled him off a bus. Now he's suing the government
A comedian from Libya, granted U.S. asylum, accuses Customs and Border Protection agents of racially profiling him and holding him without cause. He says the incident gave him nightmares and that his federal suit is serious — but he's worked it into his stand-up act.
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Editorial: Despite complaints about bias, the University of California shouldn't dump the SAT and ACT
The University of California is under pressure to drop the SAT and the ACT as an admission requirement. A new report suggests that would be a mistake.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.
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He dressed up at Comic-Con. He preached to chickens. He's the John Lewis you never knew
Congressman John Lewis is turning 80. His place in history has been so thoroughly documented that it's hard to find anything new to say about him -- unless you talk to some people who have known him the longest
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Endorsement: The Times' recommendations for Superior Court judge in Los Angeles County
Who are the judges on the ballot on March 3, and who should you vote for? Here are The Times' endorsements.
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Watchdog: Trump administration lacks strategy to fight Afghanistan's dangerous heroin trade
Afghanistan is the source for 90 percent of the world's heroin, and the drug trade fuels a deadly insurgency against American troops.        
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Nicaragua's last newspaper dared to criticize the government. Then it lost its ink and paper
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and closing news outlets. In a blow to the storied La Prensa newspaper, he barred delivery of newsprint and ink.
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How America developed two sign languages — one white, one black
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Avi Loeb: What's causing mysterious radio bursts in space? Don’t rule out any options yet, including aliens
As scientists, we should be humble and not be guided by prejudice but by evidence. After all, if we expect the future to resemble the past we will never discover something new.
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'If I get killed it won't be an accident': Progressive Vermont family faces threats
Abusive posts and vandalism have made Quinn Doner, who is transgender, and their family fear for their lives. Police say there's not much they can do.        
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Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis
The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.
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Letters to the Editor: Boy Scouts of America, another institution sued into honesty about sexual abuse
Two major institutions, the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church, talk a lot about morality but were honest only because of litigation.
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Letters to the Editor: CSU's quantitative reasoning proposal is not as scary as it's made out to be
The Cal State University chancellor responds to Sandy Banks' column expressing skepticism about a new proposed math requirement for incoming freshmen.
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As he transforms neglected corners of New Orleans, artist Brandan Odums can add 'alchemist' to his resume
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Nondisclosure Agreements Have a Valid Purpose, But They Can Also be Misused, Experts Say
On live television, Senator Elizabeth Warren challenged Michael Bloomberg directly to release any number of women who might be restricted by an NDA.
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WGC-Mexico 2020: Leaderboard, Friday Tee times and How to Watch Championship Online
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Inside Facebook’s Supreme Court
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Eagerly Got a Vasectomy, but I’m Aching for More Kids. What Should We Do?
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Trump’s immigration policies are straight out of dystopian fiction
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‘It’s going to take a rich guy to beat Trump’: Why some Democrats back Bloomberg
Despite attacks by other candidates, many voters say they believe backing a billionaire may be the only way to ensure that Trump is defeated in November.
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Antarctica is becoming easier to visit. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the world.
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Police: Man allegedly killed wife, sons before killing himself
A US Customs and Border Protection employee allegedly shot and killed his wife and two sons in Florida before killing himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Affilate WKMG reports.
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Germany reopens hate speech, gun law debates after shisha bar killings
Germany's government faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathizers, after the suspect in one of its worst mass shootings since World War Two was found to have published a racist manifesto.
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Tyson Fury says he's going to knock out Deontay Wilder
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Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, two deaths - Health Ministry
Iran confirmed 13 more new coronavirus cases and two deaths among the group of new cases, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet on Friday.
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Sigourney Weaver opens Berlin International Film Festival
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Colorado squatters leave behind underwear, a snake and sex toys
A Colorado condominium owner said this week she had to spend hundreds of dollars and lost about two months’ worth of rent, in an effort to evict squatters who left behind underwear, dirty dishes, a snake and sex toys.
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Baltimore School District Defends 'Misunderstood' History Class Slide Showing Trump Alongside Swastika and Hammer and Sickle
The image was used in a classroom at the Loch Raven High School on Wednesday.
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Reebok Zig Kinetica collab launches with Conor McGregor after his knockout UFC return
Reebok is adding a new must-have shoe to its roster with the release of the Zig Kinetica. The shoes launched on Friday in collaboration with MMA superstar Conor McGregor, who made a triumphant return to the Octagon in January after taking an over 15-month break from the ring. McGregor won the Las Vegas fight against...
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Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try
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The Nevada Union That Could Determine Bernie’s Fate
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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 256 – Las Vegas – Paul Felder, Dan Hooker, Michael Chiesa, Kevin Iole
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Is This Warren’s Comeback or Last Hurrah?
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No deal in sight as "Frugal Four" stamp down on EU budget
Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands dug in their heels over the next European Union budget, insisting it cannot top 1% of economic output, to leave the EU no closer to a deal on Friday after all-night talks.
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Ilhan Omar slams Meghan McCain, accuses 'View' co-host of hypocrisy on Sanders backers' online attacks
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Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend
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Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124
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