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Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest Harper's Index

Here are some excerpts for the November Harper’s Index: Estimated number of voters purged from Georgia’s voter rolls from 2008 to 2012: 750,000 From 2012 to 2016: 1,500,000 Percentage of white US Congress members that Amazon’s facial recognition

Watch: Jimmy Butler met with boos at Wolves' home opener

Jimmy Butler’s Minnesota Timberwolves teammates might be playing it cool with the disgruntled All-Star performer. But in no way does that mean fans in Minneapolis are OK with Butler’s trade request and the drama it has created. Wolves fans booed Butler bi

Dad deported after he thought he was retrieving lost wallet says ICE 'didn’t even let me hug my son'

Campaign Action Flavio Musmanno, the undocumented immigrant who thought he was retrieving a lost wallet from a “Good Samaritan" when in fact he was getting lured by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, is struggling following his deportatio

Dhooghe scores twice in Badgers’ 4-2 loss to Clarkson

Coming off a two-game sweep of Boston College last weekend, No. 15 Wisconsin (2-1-0) came out flat in a 4-2 loss to Clarkson (1-2-0) in upstate New York.

LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

Caris LeVert lifts Nets past Knicks, 107-105

NBA Capsules

Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery.

Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has had abdominal surgery and is expected to be close to a regular schedule for spring training

Huberdeau, Panthers beat Capitals for first win of season

Huberdeau, Panthers beat Capitals for first win of season

Motegi MotoGP: Dovizioso fastest again ahead of qualifying

After FP2 was rendered unrepresentative by rain, Saturday morning's session took place in sunny weather, although it took until the final couple of minutes for Friday's best times to be beaten. With 10 minutes left on the clock, the top six overall remained u

Gold Coast 600: McLaughlin on pole, van Gisbergen disqualified

Running third last, McLaughlin starred in the single-lap dash, beating his regular qualifying time with a 1m10.374s. That helped him jump both Jamie Whincup and David Reynolds, who couldn't match McLaughlin's time, before provisional polesitter van Gisbergen

Yet another study shows that HPV vaccinations don't increase girls' sexually risky behavior

A new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows what studies dating back to 2012 have shown. The human papillomavirus vaccination program does not promote more risky sexual behavior in girls. Not that this, any more than the

A-Rod and Dontrelle Willis demonstrate Josh Hader’s deception on the mound

Alex Rodriguez and Dontrelle Willis breakdown Josh Hader’s deception on the mound. They compare Hader to Andrew Miller, Chris Sale and a young Dontrelle.

The 313: Defend the Diag (VIDEO)

Wolverines fans are on guard tonight

Trump official worked the angles to get his wife free government travel, report finds

The mystery of the phantom inspector general is still unsolved and the inspector general of the Interior Department is back in the news. The inspector general’s office released a new report about grifter behavior from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the

Parents’ ultimate guide to “Fortnite”

Are your kids caught up in the Fortnite frenzy? Here’s everything you need to know about this popular video game

Co-owner of SF Giants donated to PAC that compared Kavanaugh hearing to lynchings

Billionaire Charles B. Johnson is renouncing super PAC Black Americans for the President’s Agenda after the fracas

Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen fastest, grid penalty for Lowndes

The Kiwi led a Red Bull Holden one-two in the 20-minute qualifying session, van Gisbergen winding up 0.3s clear of teammate Jamie Whincup. That means the pair will run at the end of this morning's Top 10 Shootout, which will set the first five rows of the gri

Watch: Jimmy Butler met with boos for Wolves' home opener

Jimmy Butler’s Minnesota Timberwolves teammates might be playing it cool with the disgruntled All-Star performer. But in no way does that mean fans in Minneapolis are OK with Butler’s trade request and the drama it has created. Wolves fans booed Butler bi

David Freese takes Wade Miley deep in first at-bat of Game 6

David Freese goes deep on Wade Miley's 5th pitch to give LA a 1-0 lead in Game 6 of NLCS

Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2

Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday's opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says

Helen is finally with her family after 55 days, but many other kids aren't. Here's how you can help

When Helen finally got to go home, her supporters and community threw a party for her, complete with Disney-themed favors, pink balloons and table settings, and a giant banner with her name on it. The 5-year-old, kidnapped from her family by the Trump admini

Pirelli reveals 2019 F1 tyre colours

Although there will be a range of between five and six compounds for the entire season, Pirelli will bring just three types to each race weekend. The trio brought to each Grand Prix will be different but there will be three options – the white being the har

If it wasn't rape, this House Republican doesn't want to hear about it: 'How traumatizing was it?'

Republican Rep. Jason Lewis is in a tough re-election fight, and this is probably not going to help him with women voters. Before he was elected to Congress, Lewis had a radio show—a radio show on which he commented extensively about sexual harassment alleg

Ellison suspended from IU, permanently dismissed from team

Morgan Ellison has been suspended for 2 1/2 years from Indiana University in a sexual assault case, dismissing him permanently from the football team

In the Spotlight: Timberwolves first-round pick Josh Okogie

Josh Okogie, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ high-motored first-round pick (and avid Maya Moore fan), shares his story.

Milestone in sight for Price as Canadiens visit Senators

OTTAWA -- Carey Price can move into a tie for second place on the all-time list of Montreal Canadiens goaltending wins Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota's last home game

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota's last home game, before move to new stadium

Kavanaugh's dragging the Supreme Court down and taking the GOP with him

Just one in three Americans has a lot of confidence in the Supreme Court following Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. That’s more people than think Kavanaugh told the truth: Just one in four believe Brett was completely honest before the Senate Judiciary Com

His infidelity, our infertility: Could I forgive an emotional affair now?

Our best friends’ marriage broke up as we were trying to become parents. All four of us were grieving our losses

Emails reveal Trump may have blocked FBI move to prevent competition with his DC hotel

Democrats claim Trump’s direct involvement in preventing the relocation is a conflict of interest

Former Bush speechwriter argues Trump has legitimized “fascist modes of thought” in GOP

“But what he says matters and can create its own dangerous dynamic,” Michael Gerson wrote in a WaPo column.

Charlottesville’s other Jim Crow legacy: separate and unequal education

White students there are about four times as likely as black students to be considered gifted in Virginia City

Joey Logano beats Harvick and Almirola for Kansas pole

For Logano, the 191.646mph lap was his 20th career pole and his first of the 2018 season. «They did a great job preparing this Ford,» he said afterwards. "It unloaded with good speed ... did a good job maintaining the speed we needed throughout t

Shareholders skip IL&FS rights issue, to wait for clarity on board's plans

IL&FS had required a line of credit by August 15 and wanted to close the rights issue by September 15 to avoid any default

Rana Kapoor proposes peace to retain control over YES Bank's operation

A YES Bank spokesperson said Kapoor had acted in his role as promoter and not as the bank's MD and CEO

RBI opposes creation of an independent regulator for payments system

The central bank argued that payments systems are a subset of currency and predominantly controlled by banks in India

Australian GT locks in 2019 Gold Coast return

The series will stage its penultimate round on the streets of Surfers Paradise, one of three appearances on the Supercars undercard along with the night race at Barbagallo Raceway and the Sandown 500. It will be first appearance for AGT on the Gold Coast in

Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida

New researchers set out to determine whether pythons could have adapted to an extreme Florida freeze event in 2010. They generated data for dozens of samples before and after the freeze event. By scanning regions of the Burmese python genome, they identified

A new way to measure nearly nothing

Scientists have designed a vacuum gauge, based on ultracold trapped atoms, is small enough to deploy in commonly used vacuum chambers.
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