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Readers write: Prairie presence, and delayed adulthood
Regarding the Feb. 18 Points of Progress article, “Slow and steady, grassland grows”: As a native of a prairie state – North Dakota – the article on grasslands expressing concern for their conservation evoked a “yes!” There are national grasslands established in North Dakota, and when I bought a 1/3-acre piece of odd land within Bismarck, I planned to find prairie grasses to plant around the house I would build. At first, children are sent out into the fields and factories as soon as they are physically able.

Global Newsstand: Put women at the negotiation table, and more
“March 8, International Women’s Day – or ‘Women’s Combat Day’, as many feminists call it in Germany – has just been declared a public holiday in Berlin,” writes Hannah Neumann. “Awareness for discrimination and sexualised violence is rising.... At the same time, from Bilbao to Brussels to Berlin and Bucharest, women and their concerns remain grossly marginalised.... The EU urgently needs to get its equality homework done.... And this is not just about symbolic representation. “The late February air strikes by Indian fighter jets were meant to send a tough message to Pakistan...,” writes Rupakjyoti Borah.

Christchurch brings global white supremacist threat into sharp relief
The setting alone was shocking: a pastoral, oceanside city in New Zealand, the country ranked the planet’s second-most peaceful, after Iceland. When a white-supremacist terrorist opened fire in two Christchurch mosques on March 15, taking 50 lives including those of a 3-year-old child and 78-year-old man, the brutal display of racial hatred – live-streamed on social media – jolted the world. The perpetrator of the deadliest terrorist attack in New Zealand history carefully calculated his actions for maximum impact on a global audience.

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Williamson, Duke survive UCF upset bid
Zion Williamson and the Blue Devils trailed Central Florida by three points late in their second-round matchup, but the NCAA tournament favorites somehow prevailed.

NCAA tournament schedule: March Madness basketball games
The most exciting weekend of college basketball is upon us, and here is the television schedule for all the early round action.

Yankees reliever thought news of trade was a prank because he cut CC Sabathia in line for a haircut
When Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reliever Phillip Diehl that he had been traded Saturday, Diehl thought it was a prank. For Yankees' reliever Phillip Diehl, what he thought was a prank turned out to be a life-changing decisions: He had been traded. Diehl believed that manager Aaron Boone was playing a trick on him when Boone told him he was traded to the Colorado Rockies because earlier on Saturday, when the team set up pregame haircuts, Diehl had taken CC Sabathia's spot in the barber's chair.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

The Latest: Trump says America 'greatest place on earth'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time):

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting

Coinbase-Backed Stablecoin Claims Rivals Deceptively Pump Market Caps
Touted as the next big thing in crypto, stablecoins promise investors volatility-proof exposure to decentralized assets, but insiders say that this emerging asset class is vulnerable to the same manipulative practices that have tarnished the broader ecosystem. According to Nevin Freeman, chief executive officer of Reserve, a Coinbase-backed stablecoin, many of his rivals artificially inflate their market caps and trading volumes, creating misleading data on crypto-tracking sites like CoinMarketCap and The Stablecoin Index. Freeman identified two dubious tactics used by stablecoin operators to pump their metrics: giving discounts to investors who agree to lock up their funds for a set

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Subpoenas, sentencings and Stone: What will become of the special counsel’s unfinished business?
The Mueller probe’s formal end leaves questions about several ongoing legal proceedings, including the prosecution of Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump.

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe
The U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsel's report, which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr. "I appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information," McConnell said in a statement.

A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan
America's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military.

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