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Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir Win Gold In Ice Dance At PyeongChang Olympics

Canadian figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won their second Olympic ice dancing title. In what was likely their final competitive performance, Virtue and Moir captured a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games after scoring 122.40 points in Tuesday’s free skate for a world-best combined score of 206.07. Fans at the Gangneung Ice Arena roared during Virtue ...

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French Skier Booted From Olympics After Angry Remarks About Teammates

French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre has been sent home from the 2018 Winter Olympics after he suggested that he didn’t care about his teammates and was “here to race for myself only.” The 26-year-old, who is dating Olympic women’s giant slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. team, made the controversial comments to a reporter after

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Stephane Parent Charged With Murder In 16-Year-Old Alberta Cold Case

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Friends of an Alberta woman slain 16 years ago say they had lost virtually all hope police would solve the case. But RCMP announced Monday they have charged Stephane Parent, 49, with second-degree murder in the death of Adrienne McColl. McColl was 21 when she was reported missing around Valentine’s Day 2002. Her remains were discovered three ...

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This Olympic Skier Isn’t Very Good, But She’s Living Her Best Life

Depending on who you ask, Olympic skier Elizabeth Swaney is either an embarrassment to the Winter Games or the unsung hero of mediocre athletes everywhere.  Swaney, an American competing for Hungary in the women’s halfpipe event in Pyeongchang, South Korea, caught viewers’ attention on Monday not for her skills but for her, well, complete lack thereof. 

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Website-Blocking Proposal Gets Little Love In Submissions To CRTC

TORONTO — A warning from Canada’s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause. Midway through a 30-day public consultation that is open until March 1, more than 5,440 responses have ...

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This Olympic Skiier Who Does No Tricks Is The Hero We All Need

Basically, since women’s halfpipe skiing is a fairly new event, there tend to be very few athletes competing in the World Cup to qualify. Generally the top 30 will earn a spot at the Olympics, and — as halfpipe judge Steele Spence told the Denver Post — Swaney would be up against only 25 to 28 other women. <… BuzzFeed ...

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Missouri Kids' Baseball Team Will Raffle Off AR-15 Despite Criticism

NEOSHO, Mo. — A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school. Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star the fundraiser for the third-grade team in Neosho, Missouri, had been planned before last week’s shooting ...

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