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Where the U.S. stands at the Winter Olympics

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins at the Olympics.
Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins at the Olympics. Photo: Nils Petter Nilsson / Getty Images

Two Americans, Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins, just won gold in team cross-country skiing at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They are now the first American cross-country skiers to win a gold medal in the sport.

Medal count: The U.S. has taken home 6 gold medals, 4 silver, and 6 bronze, landing it in fifth place behind Norway who leads the medal count, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands, according to Pyeongchang's medal tracker.

Quick catch up on the latest Team USA highlights:

  • Skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani (the “Shib Sibs”) snagged two medals Monday.
  • Lindsey Vonn took home a bronze medal in downhill skiing Wednesday, the last Olympic downhill race for her career.
  • U.S. hockey players were eliminated at the Olympics by the Czech Republic Wednesday.

All the U.S. medals

  • Gold (6):
    • Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins — women's cross-country skiing
    • Mikaela Shiffrin — women's giant slalom
    • Jamie Anderson — women's snowboard slopestyle
    • Red Gerard — men's snowboard slopestyle
    • Chloe Kim — women's snowboard halfpipe
    • Shaun White — men’s snowboard halfpipe
  • Silver (4):
    • Nick Goepper — men's freestyle skiing slopestyle
    • John-Henry Krueger — men's 1,000-meter short-track speedskating
    • Chris Mazdzer — men's luge
    • Team USA — women's bobsleigh
  • Bronze (6):
    • Maia and Alex Shibutani — ice dance figure skating
    • Team USA — figure skating team event
    • Team USA — ladies' team pursuit
    • Lindsey Vonn — women’s downhill skiing
    • Brita Sigourney — women's freestyle skiing halfpipe
    • Arielle Gold — women's snowboard halfpipe
Zachary Basu 2 hours ago
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U.N. calls on Turkey to end state of emergency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images.

A new report from the United Nations has detailed extensive human rights violations in Turkey and calls for an end to the country's 20-month state of emergency. The report's findings include evidence of large-scale arbitrary detentions, suppression of free speech and the use of torture by security forces, justified under the state-sponsored guise of "links to terrorist organizations."

“The numbers are just staggering: nearly 160,000 people arrested during an 18-month state of emergency; 152,000 civil servants dismissed, many totally arbitrarily; teachers, judges and lawyers dismissed or prosecuted; journalists arrested, media outlets shut down and websites blocked – clearly the successive states of emergency declared in Turkey have been used to severely and arbitrarily curtail the human rights of a very large number of people,”
— UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Haley Britzky 2 hours ago
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McCain condemns Trump's congratulations to Putin

John McCain.
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Sen. John McCain condemned President Trump on Tuesday for his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying U.S. presidents shouldn't congratulate "dictators on winning sham elections."

“An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country's future, including the countless Russian patriots who have risked so much to protest and resist Putin's regime."