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Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown

  1. Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown  Washington Post
  2. Senate passes bill to end shutdown, sending it to House  The Hill
  3. Amid the second government shutdown this year, House prepares to vote on bipartisan budget deal  Los Angeles Times
  4. The US Government Has Shut Down—and May Soon Reopen  The Atlantic
  5. Rep. Andy Biggs: When will we act like the Republicans our constituents expect us to be?  Fox News
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Russian athletes lose last ditch appeal to join the Winter Olympics

  1. Russian athletes lose last ditch appeal to join the Winter Olympics  CNN
  2. North Korea, US set for uncomfortable encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives  Reuters
  3. In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin  ABC News
  4. (LEAD) N. Korea’s high-level Olympic delegation arrives in S. Korea  Yonhap News
  5. How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics  HarpersBAZAAR.com
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https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/08/sport/russia-olympics-appeal-rejected-intl/index.html

Film Tells Story of Pastor’s Work to Rescue Trafficked Women in Italy

(Evangelical Focus) — A group of Nigerian girls are in an industrial area around Milan in a cold winter night. One of them is crying, a little apart from the rest. She cannot come to terms with the idea that her dream of a better life in Europe has turned into a nightmare. Then, a camper stops near them and a woman gets off with a thermos of hot coffee and…

R.I.P. CDs

CDs

I bought a CD last night. (Rock guitar instrumentalist Joe Satriani’s latest release, if you must know. But I digress already.) I bought it because even though I listen to tons of music digitally (streaming, and in my 15-year-old iTunes library), I just like having a real, physical copy of my music. It’s tactile. Reliable. […]

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5 Christian Athletes to Follow in the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics start Friday with some 3,000 athletes from around the world vying for medals.

Athletes are heading into the PyeongChang, South Korea games primed for competition, but many say they are also taking their faith to the slopes and ice.

Here are five Christian athletes on the U.S. team hoping for Olympic gold.

The Olympics end on Feb. 25.

Photo: General view of the Alpensia Resort during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at on February 4, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea

Photo courtesy: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The Quiet Diplomacy to Save the Olympics in a Nuclear Standoff

  1. The Quiet Diplomacy to Save the Olympics in a Nuclear Standoff  New York Times
  2. How South Korean war preppers are getting ready for North Korea nuclear threats  ABC News
  3. South Korean president Moon Jae-in could receive a historic invitation to North Korea from Kim Jong Un’s sister  Business Insider
  4. North Korea | The Irish Times  The Irish Times
  5. Pence still open to meeting with N. Koreans  The Korea Herald
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/world/asia/north-korea-olympics.html

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