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Olympic officials: Norovirus outbreak under control

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/13/18, 11:01 am

South Korean officials have traced a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics to a youth training center providing food for staff and volunteers at the Pyeongchang Games. Investigators with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found fecal coliform bacteria in the water supply at the Horeb Odaesan Youth Training Center. The vicious stomach bug has sickened at least 194 people, although no athletes are known to have caught it.

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Too much winter, not enough games

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/12/18, 11:04 am

Punishing winter weather in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has made conditions brutal for some Olympic events and impossible for others. Officials are reworking the schedule for Alpine skiing, the start of which was canceled Sunday amid heavy snowfall and high winds. Those conditions made a mess of the women’s slopestyle snowboarding event Monday. The slope and ramps were so icy that 41 of 50 runs ended in falls or the riders simply giving up. American Jamie Anderson took gold with a conservative run that probably couldn’t have won under normal competition conditions.

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Brownback’s Islamist embrace

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/09/18, 02:59 pm

UNITED STATES: Apparently the cost of U.S.

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