Today in History for February 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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Today in History for February 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit; the Rhode Island nightclub fire; Actor Sydney Poitier born; Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the Winter Olympics. (Feb. 20)

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People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win | AFP

Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo is named host of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.

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Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics | AFP

Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedish bid from Stockholm-Are. IMAGES

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Today in History for February 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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Today in History for February 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit; the Rhode Island nightclub fire; Actor Sydney Poitier born; Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the Winter Olympics. (Feb. 20)

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Sarajevo hopes to rekindle Olympic flame with Youth Games

When Sarajevo welcomed the globe’s top athletes to its mountains for the 1984 Winter Olympics, it was a moment of pride for all of Yugoslavia. Three decades later, the post-war capital of Bosnia is hoping to rekindle the flame as it hosts the European Youth Olympic Festival next week.

Floods kill at least six in southern Russia

Six people including an elderly man and woman died in floods in southern Russia, as emergency workers struggled to get food and water to the victims. Flash floods affected parts of the Krasnodar region, including the area around the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, where Moscow hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Trump Hosts Olympians, Expresses Hope for Korea

President Donald Trump welcomed athletes who participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics to the White House Friday. Trump also said he had hope for peace on the Korean peninsula. (April 27)

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Here are the top stories for Sunday: The 2018 Winter Olympics come to a close in Pyeongchang; Demonstrations continue in South Florida after school shooting; Ohio under State of Emergency after heavy flooding; Two lions saved from war-torn zoos.

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DC region fast becoming Olympic speed skating hub

The nation’s capital is fast becoming a hub for speed skating, with aspiring Olympians training daily in three clubs around the Washington DC region. This year, one of their very own, Maame Biney, made it to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Despite a disappointing finish in the games, she’s still an inspiration back home.

Ivanka Arrives in SKorea for Closing Ceremonies

Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea Friday for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Ivanka will represent the United States at Sunday’s event. (Feb. 23)

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Today in History for February 22nd

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Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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Dramatic Shadows and Light At Winter Olympics

At the Pyeongchang Olympics, most days are very cold and very bright. Associated Press photographers in Pyeongchang are catching some stunning images as they focus on shadows and light. (Feb. 20)

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