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An artist's depiction shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, on one of seven newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system that scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground based telescopes have discovered, according to NASA, in this illustration released Feb. 22, 2017.

Here’s what you should know about the newfound TRAPPIST-1 solar system

By Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
This is the first time astronomers have discovered so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star, and this new system could be the best target in the galaxy to search for extraterrestrial life.

Steven Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler, dies at 97

By Dave McNary, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
Steven Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler, known for operating The Milky Way restaurant in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by her children. She was 97.

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

By Kate Kelland, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world by 2030 and the United States one of the lowest among developed countries, the study showed.
Spencer Pensoneau (left) Ron Klump and Philip Weiss of Rosenbloom Monument Co. re-set stones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Tuesday, where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend in St. Louis.

Muslims raise $60,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

By Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
About 170 headstones were toppled or damaged at the century-old Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery over the weekend.

Kenneth Arrow, youngest to win Nobel for economics, dies at 95

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg on Feb. 22, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
Kenneth Arrow, whose study of how the various parts of an economy work toward equilibrium won him the Nobel Prize in 1972 and established him as one of the founders of modern economics, has died, The New York Times reported. He was 95.
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.

LePage to Trump: Ax North Woods national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump to reverse an executive order and return the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument to private ownership.
The Trump administration is expected to reverse former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms for public schools

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
The draft order would reverse the Obama administration’s signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Sen. Collins calls Trump’s new immigration plan a strong improvement

By CBS 13 on Feb. 22, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she believes President Donald Trump’s latest executive order involving immigration announced Tuesday is a strong improvement on his earlier executive orders, especially the travel ban, which is in the courts.

Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks

By Dustin Volz, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Conservative US justices skeptical in cross-border shooting case

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday voiced skepticism about extending constitutional rights to non-citizens in a case involving a 15-year-old Mexican shot dead by a U.S. agent from across the border in Texas that could have broad implications.

UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes, Saturday deliveries

By Luciana Lopez, Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc. said on Tuesday it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to offset pressure on margins, particularly from the rising costs of delivering packages to e-commerce customers.

Bao Bao the panda departs to new home in China from National Zoo

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Feb. 21, 2017, at 9:07 p.m.

Stocks hit record highs, dollar rises on rate-hike view

By Richard Leong and Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Reuters on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.

Sweeping new immigration guidelines emphasize more enforcement, deportations

By Del Quentin Wilber and Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.

Mexico, Canada say NAFTA should be re-negotiated trilaterally

By Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.
Mexico’s Luis Videgaray and Canada’s Chrystia Freeland said NAFTA should be renegotiated with all three nations seated at the table.
Cast member Lindsay Lohan poses at the premiere of her new film "Scary Movie 5" in Hollywood April 11, 2013.

Lindsay Lohan claims she was ‘racially profiled’ over a headscarf at London airport

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:06 p.m.
“She opened my passport and saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and started immediately apologizing.”
Milo Yiannopoulos addresses the media during a news conference in New York, U.S., February 21, 2017.

Firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:35 p.m.
Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website.

Richard Schickel, film scholar and Time magazine critic, dies at 84

By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.

Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor known as Kennewick Man

By Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:12 p.m.

Stock market data pioneer George Levine dies at 88

By John McCrank, Reuters on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.