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  1. Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.
  2. The national security adviser broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.
  3. No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.
  4. The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January.
  5. Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.
  6. Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.
  7. Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.
  8. There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.
  9. "There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.
  10. Her story was so inspirational to readers that they literally sprung into verse, with a Dr. Seuss-inspired poem. What they created is the most joyful poem about eye worms ever written.