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Michigan State Trustee Asks President to Resign Over Nassar Scandal

Photo Lou Anna Simon, the president of Michigan State University. She was publicly asked to resign on Saturday by Mitch Lyons, one of eight members of the university’s board of trustees. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images A Michigan State University trustee has dissented from the board’s public support for its president, calling on Saturday for her to resign amid questions regarding her knowledge of complaints about Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, a former university doctor who was accused of molesting scores of female athletes. The trustee, Mitch Lyons, broke ranks with the…

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Hawaii Governor Learned Missile Alert Was False Within Two Minutes

Photo Gov. David Ige of Hawaii in Honolulu on Friday. He has been criticized for his handling of an alert that erroneously said Hawaii was under missile attack. Credit Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/Associated Press The leader of the Hawaii National Guard told state lawmakers on Friday that he informed the governor that a panic-inducing missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it had been sent to cellphones statewide. The leader, Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Logan, made the revelation about the Jan. 13 episode at a hearing during which legislators…

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Avalanche 3, Rangers 1: Avalanche Beat Rangers for Ninth Straight Win

Photo Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and an assist, carried the puck against the Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad, left, and Ryan McDonagh on Saturday in Denver. Credit Joe Mahoney/Associated Press DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist each, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the Rangers, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon for their ninth straight win. The Avalanche have won eight straight at home and haven’t lost since Arizona beat them on Dec. 27. Colorado has…

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Pence Praises Egypt Partnership in Meeting With Sisi

Photo Vice President Mike Pence meeting with the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday in Cairo. Credit Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images CAIRO — Vice President Mike Pence and the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Middle East as Mr. Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the United States ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region after leaving behind a government shutdown in Washington. The meetings focused on security cooperation and economic ties between the two…

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Anti-Corruption Protest Draws Tens of Thousands Across Snowy Romania

Photo Protesters crowded the streets of Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday against proposed legislation they believe would weaken the judiciary. Credit Alberto Grosescu/Inquam Photos, via Reuters Large crowds rallied on Saturday in Bucharest, Romania’s capital city, the latest in ongoing mass demonstrations against revisions to the country’s corruption laws that have gripped the country since last year. Braving snowy conditions and freezing temperatures, protesters gathered in the city’s University Square before marching to the Parliament. Once outside the building, the crowd, whose numbers were estimated to be in the tens of…

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Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets

Continue reading the main story “I’m done with men feeling like they have some sort of power over women, and I’m definitely done with having a president who believes that he has the power to take things from them, to take things that are provided — like Planned Parenthood — from women, when they deserve the same sort of health care as anybody else,” said Amanda Kowalski, 28, who works in financial services. Claudia Grubbs, a 42-year-old high school teacher, returned after marching last year, which she said spurred her…

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Resolving Who Owns What Land Lies at Heart of Zimbabwe’s Future

Volunteer lawyers helped delay the villagers’ eviction in the courts even as the police intensified their campaign on the ground. Starting last March, the police began coming nearly every day to harass the residents. One reason the 146 families who lived in Mazowe felt betrayed by their leader was that they themselves had seized the land from a white farmer in 2000, under Mr. Mugabe’s fast-track land reform program. Now, they risked losing everything to his wife and daughter: 3,100 acres of prime land for farming and cattle ranching that…

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How Corruption and Cronyism in Banking Fueled Iran’s Protests

Many of the institutions, including those that merged in 2016 to form Caspian, were allowed to gamble with deposits or run Ponzi schemes with impunity for years, in part because they were owned by well-connected elites: religious foundations, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps or other semiofficial investment funds in the Iranian state. “If there is a little less corruption, our problems will be solved,” demonstrators have chanted at protests against the financial failures. Bijan Khajepour, an Iranian economist based in Vienna, estimated that as many as hundreds of thousands of…

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