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Friday February 24, 2017

ABC News: Top Stories

ABC News: Top Stories
  1. Kim Jong Nam was exposed to nerve agent: police
    Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had been exposed to nerve agent, police in Malaysia said Thursday. According to the police, a preliminary analysis found VX nerve agent on the face of the victim, who was killed on Feb. 13. The Centers for Disease Control says VX "is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent." "Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents," the site adds. According to The Associated Press, two women suspected of poisoning Kim Jong Nam were trained to deliver toxic substances by putting them on their hands and wiping them on his face. "We strongly believe it is a planned thing and that they have been trained to do that. This is not just like shooting a movie," said Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, according to the AP. As of Tuesday, four people had been arrested, including the two women. At least one claimed she was tricked into participating...
  2. Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking
    President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking
  3. WATCH: Authorities arrest last remaining demonstrators at pipeline protest camp
    The Dakota Access pipeline protest site has been cleared after some demonstrators refused to leave Wednesday, when a deadline for evacuation passed.
  4. Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be 'no mass deportations'
    Tillerson gave a rare public statement during a key trip to Mexico on Thursday.
  5. Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president
    If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known 57-year-old Communist Party official
  6. Trump list shows 746 travelers 'detained or processed' under travel ban, lawyer says
    The President originally said just over 100 people were affected.
  7. Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds
    Middle aged adults were most at risk for fatal overdoses.
  8. President Trump reiterates call for US nuclear supremacy
    President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call to expand the country's nuclear weapons cache so that the U.S. is the "top of the pack," according to an interview with Reuters. Trump's comments echoed statements he offered in December when he tweeted about "expand[ing]" the nation's "nuclear capability" and told MSNBC that he was willing to engage in an "arms race." Trump told Reuters today he wants the country's cache of weapons to be "top of the pack," a notion expanded upon by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at his daily press briefing. "The U.S. will not yield its supremacy in this area to anybody," said Spicer. "That’s what he made very clear [during the interview], and that if other countries have nuclear capabilities, it’ll always be the United States that [has] the supremacy and commitment to this." On Dec. 22, Trump -- who indicated during the campaign that some nuclear proliferation might be good -- advocated in a tweet for bolstering American...
  9. Teen siblings involved in altercation with LAPD officer file lawsuits
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  10. Pence downplays town hall backlash, rallies conservatives at CPAC
    The VP also praised Donald Trump, saying "he is a fighter, he is a winner."
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