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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

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 barely survive and advance
Central Florida threw a huge scare into the NCAA tournament favorites, but Zion Williamson and the Blue Devils found a way to prevail.

Canadian tennis star called 'biggest drama queen ever' after win
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu's recent run of wins — including an Indian Wells title — has delighted fans north of the 49th parallel, but not everyone is excited for her success. After her Miami Open match against Angelique Kerber on Saturday, she had a snarky remark tossed her way from the German who said “You're the biggest drama queen ever. The fourth-ranked player in the world was probably just salty about Andreescu's 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win.

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

Yen strengthens, shares skid on U.S. recession fears
The Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high on Monday while Asian shares are expected to start lower as risk assets fell out of favor on growing worries about an impending U.S. recession, sending global bond yields plunging. Investors also kept one eye on the details of a nearly two-year U.S. investigation which found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's election team and Russia, in a major political victory for the U.S. President. U.S. stock futures were marginally higher during early Asian hours.

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre
Mali's government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of an ethnic militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Fulani villagers, including women and children. Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said new military chiefs would be named, and that the Dan Nan Ambassagou association, composed of Dogon hunters, had been dissolved. Survivors of Saturday's attack said ethnic Dogon hunters carried out the deadly raid in Ogossagou, a village in central Mali inhabited by the Fulani community.

Australian 10-Year Bond Yield Drops to New Record Low
The yield on the Australian 10-year security fell as much as eight basis points to 1.757 percent, as the bond market indicated further deterioration in the local and global economy. “If the Reserve Bank of Australia is slow to cut or respond to global headwinds, then we can see Australia’s yield curve flattening dramatically,” said Tano Pelosi, portfolio manager at Antares Capital in Sydney. The local curve flattened further, with the difference between three and 10-year yields narrowing by 1.5 basis points to 43.5 basis points.

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

Swift Pushback on Stephen Moore, Trump's Latest Pick for the Fed
“He does not have the intellectual gravitas for this important job,” Greg Mankiw, a Harvard professor who was chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, wrote in a blog post on Friday. “It is time for senators to do their job.

The Latest: Slain teen's mother joins supporters at vigil
RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an ex-East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of a teen (all times local):

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.

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