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Bjorgen makes history at Olympics The United States win gold in the women's team sprint free as Norway's Marit Bjorgen becomes the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time. BBC News 12 hours ago
No, the EU Commission has not given up on ‘mass immigration’ Contrary to claims seen on some far-right websites, the EU Commissioner for migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, does not believe that "mass immigration" is unstoppable. EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the "Fact or fake" series, in partnership with France 24. EurActiv 10 hours ago
Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds On one side, there’s the rising ocean. On the other, rising buildings.
Squeezed between the two are California’s salt marshes — a unique ecosystem filled with pickleweed and cordgrass, shorebirds and many endangered species.
Coastal wetlands such as Bolinas Lagoon in Marin.. L.A. Times 4 hours ago
Days after Florida massacre, L.A. County authorities raced to thwart a school shooting plot in Whittier Just 48 hours after a gunman slaughtered 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., a security officer at a Los Angeles County high school overheard a troubling threat.
A student was plotting to create similar carnage at El Camino High School in Whittier, authorities said.
That.. L.A. Times 6 hours ago
EUROPE / POLAND
Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion The European Union has bestowed huge sums on Poland, but the country has fomented discord over identity, solidarity and, perhaps most important, the rule of law. NYTimes.com 18 hours ago
Macron’s advisor: France, Germany have only a few months to act Jean Pisani-Ferry has developed French President Emmanuel Macron's economic programme and is one of his closest economic policy advisers. Germany and France need a common position to reform the Eurozone, he says and calls for action in an interview with EURACTIV's media partner WirtschaftsWoche. EurActiv 8 hours ago
Billy Graham dies: Presidents, pastors and celebrities react Christians, conservatives, critics and others have commemorated religious leader Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99.
The reverend brought evangelism into the religious mainstream, and his broad influence was seen in the tributes on social media that followed the news of his death... L.A. Times 3 hours ago
GUN CONTROL / STUDENTS
What students need to do to get more gun-control laws passed: Keep the media's attention To the editor: I believe in people power. When citizens march, write letters and call elected officials, change is possible. If we want to curtail gun violence everywhere, we need to keep the discussion going. (“A spreading movement? How Florida school shooting survivors are inspiring other.. L.A. Times 3 hours ago