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One of Trump's ambassador nominees caught lining his would-be boss' pockets

Leandro Rizzuto Jr., the nominee to be ambassador to Barbados and several other Caribbean countries, has a bit of a problem facing him in his Senate confirmation. While a great friend of Trump, he made no friends with any other Republican, having spread vile

Shelton caps off Sporting KC's incredible 3-2 comeback against Dynamo

Sporting Kansas City got a 3-2 comeback victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Mariners try to win series vs. Red Sox (Jun 23, 2018)

BOSTON -- Their five-game losing streak over, the Seattle Mariners send seven-game winner Marco Gonzales to the mound against Red Sox ace Chris Sale in the deciding game of a three-game series at Fenway Park Sunday.

Luis Valbuena unleashes a home run (and bat flip) for the ages

Luis Valbuena has been swinging the bat, and flipping it, as well as anyone in the league over the last 3 days and he came up big for the Halos in the 8th

Royals can't close the door on Astros in 4-3 loss in 12 innings

The Houston Astros got a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Weaver faces tough Brewers lineup that continues to grow stronger

St. Louis Cardinals-Milwaukee Brewers preview

Dwyane Wade wants to bring the Sonics back to the NBA as owner

There’s a growing movement in the Pacific Northwest to bring NBA basketball back to Seattle after the then Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City following the 2007-08 season.Apparently, free agent guard and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade wants in on the actio

Spurs will only trade Kawhi to the Eastern Conference?

We already know that disgruntled San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wants to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s been made clear more than once. Los Angeles also remains the overwhelming favorites to land the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Justin Haley takes dramatic maiden Truck win at Gateway

The victory came in Haley's in 37th career start, making him the seventh different winner this season. Additionally, he now qualifies for the CWTS Playoffs.«Yeah man, I've been dreaming of this as a little kid,» he said in Victory Lane. «Eve

Black doctor tapes man using car to block gate to her home community

Nnenna Aguocha lives in a gated townhouse community in Buckhead, Atlanta. That’s a pretty wealthy area, and Aguocha is a doctor. According to Aguocha, she was coming home after an overnight shift when a man, in a SUV ahead of her, stopped his car at the e

Cartoon: Baby in a cage

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Open thread for night owls: Poor People's Campaign rallies in DC, preps for next phase of its push

At Common Dreams, Andrea Germanos writes—Take Away Our Poverty, Not Our Children!': Poor People's Campaign Caps Off 40 Days of Action: Thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday where the Poor People's Campaign capped off 40 days of

Dusty Springfield’s sublime masquerade through the American South

The “Son of a Preacher Man” singer hid behind a mask of makeup and a Southern-sounding stage name

The public health benefits of adding offshore wind to the grid

Replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar energy can reduce risks of asthma, hospitalizations and heart attacks

What is justice for my brother? His life didn’t matter to the state until he was murdered

The resources spent on putting his killers away would have been better spent on him, and kids like him, in life

Could multiple personality disorder explain life, the universe and everything?

A new paper argues that “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality

Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

The practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts

Diamondbacks-Pirates Preview (Jun 23, 2018)

The adjustments have come both ways and Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Austin Meadows is doing better at them than opposing pitchers.

Cardinals-Brewers Preview (Jun 23, 2018)

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun will be back in the starting lineup Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.

Mariners stop 5-game slide with 7-2 win against Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Mike Leake pitched eight shutout innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Colon goes for history as Rangers face Twins (Jun 23, 2018)

Bartolo Colon goes for a spot in the history books Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound at Target Field where the Texas Rangers will face the Minnesota Twins.

Mercury look to keep rolling vs. struggling Sky (Jun 23, 2018)

The Phoenix Mercury will go for their ninth win in the past 10 games when they visit the Chicago Sky on Sunday evening at Wintrust Arena near downtown Chicago.

Font, Rays shut down Yanks; DeSclafani slams Reds past Cubs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday.

Phillies on the brink of mopping up against Nationals (Jun 23, 2018)

WASHINGTON -- Having already won their first series at Nationals Park since April 2016, the Philadelphia Phillies will go for the sweep of Washington on Sunday night.

Sloppy Tigers lose fourth straight

They commit three errors

Liberty visit league-leading Sparks (Jun 23, 2018)

After the first month of the season, the WNBA is shaping up as a free-for-all.

NHRA: Clay Millican breaks Top Fuel track record in Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) Clay Millican broke the Top Fuel track speed record Saturday in rain-shortened qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

LEADING OFF: Rangers-Twins get testy, Reds on grand run

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:

Referees in spotlight after contentious decisions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Contentious refereeing decisions once again dominated the headlines after two of Saturday's rugby tests in the southern hemisphere, prompting Australia coach Michael Cheika to invite one of the officials to a post-match press con

Padres short on arms for series finale against Giants (Jun 23, 2018)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Diego Padres will put a franchise-record streak on the line with an overworked bullpen Sunday afternoon when they wrap up a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants.

Greinke pitches Diamondbacks past Pirates 7-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday for their third consecutive win.

Yankees face first three-game skid of the season vs. Rays (Jun 23, 2018)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees are the only team in baseball yet to lose three games in a row this season, but that could end Sunday with a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hurricanes shake up roster with five-player draft day deal

Canes acquire Hamilton, Ferland & Fox in trade with Calgary

Greinke, Goldy power D-backs past Pirates

Arizona grabbed control with five runs in the first four innings against Joe Musgrove.

600-lb. heroin spoon sculpture placed outside OxyContin creator's corporate headquarters

Addiction profiteer and OxyContin creator Purdue Pharma just can’t get a break. The privately held pill-pusher palace faces myriad lawsuits for being a driving force in the addiction crisis currently gripping the nation, most recently coming from the state

Nuts & Bolts: Inside the Democratic Party—yes, there can be bad canvass

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Yers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow N

In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to aut

Will Rodgers bests Cup stars for first K&N West win at Sonoma

Some drivers are known to have a knack on particular tracks and Rodgers is quickly becoming known as an ace on the road courses.One week after winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Rodgers started from the pole and wo

NASCAR Cup Sonoma starting lineup in pictures

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This week in science: diamond in the rough

Later this year, New Horizons will get some passing shots of a mysterious class of distant ice-balls and it hurtles past Ultima Thule on its way to the cosmic background. But in this week, an ambitious Japanese effort called Hayabusa 2 closed in on a muc
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