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This week in science: the reality tour

The reality of assault weapon wounds, aka clinical info gun rights advocates refuse to aknowledge and often work tooth and nail against: I was looking at a CT scan of one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who had been

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

Molina's two homers jolt Cards past Brewers

Miles Mikolas held Milwaukee to two early runs, and St. Louis topped the Brewers 3-2 on Saturday.

Trumbo hits first-inning grand slam, Orioles hold off Braves (Jun 23, 2018)

ATLANTA (AP) Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam, Chris Davis doubled in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Saturday.

World Cup memes 2018: Mexico wins again, Germany hangs on - CNET

The momentum is with Mexico, which rolled to another victory, while defending champ Germany needed every second to win.

This week in the war on workers: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave in Massachusetts

Massachusetts lawmakers sprang into action this week to keep planned initiatives for a $15 minimum wage, paid leave and a reduced sales tax off the November ballot—and it’s mostly good. The bad precursor to the “grand bargain” legislation is that i

Rick Scott gave $600K tax break to kiddie concentration camp--that also engaged in fraud

Right now, Rick Scott and Bill Nelson are tied in the polls for a Senate seat. How this is possible after all of the horrible things Rick Scott has done to our state is beyond me.  Rick Scott is somehow always involved in the worst things going on in our na

Storm brace for tough matchup at Wings (Jun 23, 2018)

The Seattle Storm know they are in for a game much more difficult at the Dallas Wings on Sunday than what they experienced Friday night at home against the struggling Indiana Fever.

Blue Jays put starting pitchers Sanchez, Garcia on DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on the 10-day disabled list.

Lynx visit upstart Aces (Jun 23, 2018)

To say the Minnesota Lynx have struggled this season would be an understatement.
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