U.S. Men Win A Shocker On The Sheet, Will Play For Gold In Olympics Curling Final

It wasn't the Miracle on Ice, exactly — but when the U.S. men's curling team squared up with their Canadian counterparts in the Olympic semifinal, few could have expected what happened next. Canadian men have won gold at each of the past three Winter Games , after all, and Americans had never — ever! — won an Olympic semifinal. That all changed Thursday. The U.S., led by captain John Shuster, shocked the traditional powerhouse in the close contest, riding a late surge of momentum to win 5-3....

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Russian Police Briefly Detain Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny — Again

Russian police detained Alexei Navalny for less than an hour Thursday, the prominent opposition leader tweeted Thursday . Navalny said that during the brief arrest, which came just as he was leaving a dental appointment, officials warned him that he faces up to 30 days in prison for organizing illegal protests. "They offered me a lift somewhere," he said, according to a translation by Reuters, "but I declined and have gone to work. I don't understand what happened, and why it took seven...

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KFC hasn't officially been called Kentucky Fried Chicken for decades. But come on. People go there for the chicken.

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City of Chicopee

     Work will continue this year on a massive project to demolish buildings and clean away contamination at a former tire factory in western Massachusetts.

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Students in the Northeast are planning to take part in the National School Walkout.

Last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla., echoed in the state's Capitol on Wednesday, as student survivors lobbied their legislature to pass stricter gun laws. Gun policy had already become a central issue in Florida's current legislative session after the shooting. But the effects of the shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.

Pakistan says it has avoided landing on a list of global terror funders, despite efforts by the United States and Western allies.

The Financial Action Task Force, a global group against terrorism financing, was convened this week in Paris at the request of Western powers seeking to add Pakistan back on its terror-finance watch list.

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