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Hot Rays ready for interleague battle with Nationals (Jun 25, 2018)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays, routinely using relievers as starters to deal with a rash of injuries, are pitching their way to victories.

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Migrant kids described being detained: 'They told us to behave, or we’d be there forever'

“I felt like a prisoner,” said nine-year-old Diogo. “They told us to behave, or we’d be there forever,” said eight-year-old Sandy. “I don’t want to remember,” ten-year-old Diego plainly stated. For weeks, officials barred elected leaders a
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Migrant kids described being detained: 'They told us to behave, or we’d be there forever'

“I felt like a prisoner,” said nine-year-old Diogo. “They told us to behave, or we’d be there forever,” said eight-year-old Sandy. “I don’t want to remember,” ten-year-old Diego plainly stated. For weeks, officials barred elected leaders and media from speaking to detained migrant children separated from parents at the border. But now that some of these children have been reunited with parents and are free, they are speaking out to The Washington Post about their traumatizing experience.  For some of the group, it was the first time they’d said anything about the weeks, sometimes months they spent in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody. ”Parents sometimes learned the details of their kids’ time in custody by listening to them talk to The Post.”  The rules were strict. At Southwest Key Combes in Texas, where Sandy was held, there was to be “no touching”—even if it’s your sibling—“no talking to boys, lights on at 6:30 AM, lights out at 8 PM.” Twelve-year-old Leticia, according to the New York Times, was being detained in Texas and “had hoped to give her little brother a reassuring hug. But ‘they told me I couldn’t touch him,’ she recalled.” At Heartland Alliance’s Casa Guadalupe in Illinois, some children, aside from attending class, ”were assigned cleaning duties,” and “in addition to washing dishes and helping serve food, they had to scrub the bathroom at least twice a week.” But Diego complained that “they didn’t even give us gloves to clean the toilet.” Nine-year-old Leidy said “they would look over everything in your room, and if it wasn’t perfectly clean, they’d take away your blankets.” “Some of the shelter employees were nice,” Sandy recalled, but other described frightening experiences. Both Diego and Diogo said that during classes, “a troubled” 5-year-old boy was “repeatedly injected with something that made him fall asleep at his desk. The boy’s father had been deported, Diego said, and he often melted down during the daily classes.” Diego said that he “was very scared. I thought they were going to inject me, too.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has been one of the leaders in the family reunification fight, has asked Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families, to also order the administration to establish a mental health counseling fund for kids who continue to be traumatized. Sandy spent two months in Texas before she was finally returned to her mom. But when the family threw a welcoming party to celebrate the reunification, Sandy shoved “a toddler who had tried to give her a hug and a kiss … she was screaming and crying and telling the boy to stay away.” She explained that “they always kept the boys and the girls separate. And they punished us if we went near each other.” 

McConnell emerges from his shell to comment on Trump's attack on U.S. intelligence agencies, sort of

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to personally address American traitor Donald Trump's remarks following his Surrender Summit with Vladimir Putin. But he has sent out his spokesman to issue a statement on his behalf. «As the Leader has s
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McConnell emerges from his shell to comment on Trump's attack on U.S. intelligence agencies, sort of

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to personally address American traitor Donald Trump's remarks following his Surrender Summit with Vladimir Putin. But he has sent out his spokesman to issue a statement on his behalf. «As the Leader has said many times, Russia is not our friend, and he agrees with the findings of the intelligence community regarding Russia’s efforts to interfere in our elections. Those positions have not changed.” Apparently McConnell accepts the findings of the U.S. intelligence community, which is a bit of a turn around. Because before the election, back in September of 2016, when the U.S. intelligence community was telling the Obama administration and the leadership of the Congress that Russia was at that very moment interfering in the election, he blocked the administration from releasing that information to the public. Back then, he expressed his »doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics." What a difference a stolen election makes, huh?

“Eighth Grade”: Why 13-year-olds aren’t allowed to see a movie about themselves

The MPAA giving Bo Burnham’s new film an “R” was never in doubt, which is part of the problem
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“Eighth Grade”: Why 13-year-olds aren’t allowed to see a movie about themselves

The MPAA giving Bo Burnham’s new film an “R” was never in doubt, which is part of the problem

“Grief was not like anything I imagined”: A widower’s perspective on loss and mourning

Salon talks to “The Widower’s Handbook” author Jonathan Santlofer about what losing someone is really like
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“Grief was not like anything I imagined”: A widower’s perspective on loss and mourning

Salon talks to “The Widower’s Handbook” author Jonathan Santlofer about what losing someone is really like

Who is Maria Butina? NRA-linked gun activist charged with operating as a Russian agent

Maria Butina, a Russian graduate student with links to the NRA, was just arrested for being a Russian agent
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Who is Maria Butina? NRA-linked gun activist charged with operating as a Russian agent

Maria Butina, a Russian graduate student with links to the NRA, was just arrested for being a Russian agent

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The worst deal on Prime Day ever: $2,630.52 for a used paperback - CNET

Some third-party Amazon sellers are pricing books up to 100 times higher than other listings, The New York Times reports.
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The worst deal on Prime Day ever: $2,630.52 for a used paperback - CNET

Some third-party Amazon sellers are pricing books up to 100 times higher than other listings, The New York Times reports.

How the Russian hackers infiltrated the DNC: a timeline - CNET

Over the course of a year, 12 Russian hackers released thousands of stolen emails during the US election. Here’s how it happened.
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How the Russian hackers infiltrated the DNC: a timeline - CNET

Over the course of a year, 12 Russian hackers released thousands of stolen emails during the US election. Here’s how it happened.

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Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries make stranger bedfellows than ever as just days
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Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries make stranger bedfellows than ever as just days prior, Trump’s own Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for the infamous 2016 […]

This fan-made Uncharted movie starring Nathan Fillion proves video game movies don’t have to be awful

It’s not exactly a controversial statement: movies based on video games are, generally, bad. See: Assassins Creed. Or that weird mess that was Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Or that Super Mario movie where Bowser (renamed “President Koopa” fo
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This fan-made Uncharted movie starring Nathan Fillion proves video game movies don’t have to be awful

It’s not exactly a controversial statement: movies based on video games are, generally, bad. See: Assassins Creed. Or that weird mess that was Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Or that Super Mario movie where Bowser (renamed “President Koopa” for some reason) was basically just a dude with bad hair for half the movie. Turns out, as this […]

Electronic stickers to streamline large-scale 'internet of things'

Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The technique not only eliminates several manufacturing steps and the associated costs, but also allows any object to sense its environ
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Electronic stickers to streamline large-scale 'internet of things'

Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The technique not only eliminates several manufacturing steps and the associated costs, but also allows any object to sense its environment or be controlled through the application of a high-tech sticker.

Why pulsed sparks make for better ignition

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a means of improved ignition, helping to open the door to better performance in all types of combustion systems.
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Why pulsed sparks make for better ignition

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a means of improved ignition, helping to open the door to better performance in all types of combustion systems.

Researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains

Defects are often observed when making borophene, the single-atom form of boron, but unlike in other two-dimensional materials, these mismatched lattices can assemble into ordered structures that preserve the material's metallic nature and electronic properti
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Researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains

Defects are often observed when making borophene, the single-atom form of boron, but unlike in other two-dimensional materials, these mismatched lattices can assemble into ordered structures that preserve the material's metallic nature and electronic properties.

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The Latest: Captain: Lava explosion came from behind boat

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The owner and captain of a boat that was hit by lava says he never saw the explosion that rained large chunks of hot rock down on top of his boat off ...
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The Latest: Captain: Lava explosion came from behind boat

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The owner and captain of a boat that was hit by lava says he never saw the explosion that rained large chunks of hot rock down on top of his boat off ...

Man in Disney World wave pool has heart attack, dies

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 70-year-old man with a pre-existing heart condition died after having a heart attack while in a wave pool at Walt Disney World. The unnamed man's death was listed Monday on a quarterly report of injuries at Florida's largest theme parks
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Man in Disney World wave pool has heart attack, dies

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 70-year-old man with a pre-existing heart condition died after having a heart attack while in a wave pool at Walt Disney World. The unnamed man's death was listed Monday on a quarterly report of injuries at Florida's largest theme parks. The man was at a ...

Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.
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Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.

Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13

HONOLULU (AP) - An explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring at least 13 people Monday, officials said. A 20-year-old woman suffered major leg trauma, and other passengers had burns and scrapes, the state Dep
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Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13

HONOLULU (AP) - An explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring at least 13 people Monday, officials said. A 20-year-old woman suffered major leg trauma, and other passengers had burns and scrapes, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said. ...

The Latest: Zoo cites break in steel cable barrier in escape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Officials at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans say a break in a stainless-steel cable barrier may have provided enou
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The Latest: Zoo cites break in steel cable barrier in escape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Officials at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans say a break in a stainless-steel cable barrier may have provided enough space for ...

The Latest: Woman has major leg trauma after lava hits boat

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Hawaii officials say a 20-year-old woman has major leg trauma after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island. Th
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The Latest: Woman has major leg trauma after lava hits boat

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Hawaii officials say a 20-year-old woman has major leg trauma after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island. The state Department of Land ...

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Report: 76ers turned down by Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Daryl Morey will not be leaving the Houston Rockets for the Philadelphia 76ers.The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Monday that Morey rebuffed the Sixers’ interest in him for their GM job. Philly has a very attractive position given all the young ta
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Report: 76ers turned down by Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Daryl Morey will not be leaving the Houston Rockets for the Philadelphia 76ers.The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Monday that Morey rebuffed the Sixers’ interest in him for their GM job. Philly has a very attractive position given all the young talent on the team. They appear to be well-positioned to contend for Eastern Conference titles for years to come. But Morey has been the Rockets’ GM since the 2008 season and has helped maneuver the team into serious NBA title contention. He would seem to have little motivation to leave the team he has built, especially when they’re so close to breaking through. He doesn’t seem to be the type of guy to easily give up on an obsession.

Motte’s Minute: Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have a war of words in Kentucky

In this week's edition of Motte's Minute, Daryl Motte takes you through the war of words between Kyle Busch vs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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Motte’s Minute: Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have a war of words in Kentucky

In this week's edition of Motte's Minute, Daryl Motte takes you through the war of words between Kyle Busch vs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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