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Cedeno waits in 'pen while lefty Rosario homers; Rays lose

Eduardo Nunez has managed 110 hits with 49 runs, 12 homers and 47 RBI. "By doing that, I should have been more consistent with my pitches and competitive in the zone". TIGERS 4, METS 3: Victor Martinez homered and Detroit ace Justin Verlander limited NY to four hits in six innings to help the Tigers beat the Mets 4-3 on Friday night for their ninth victory in their last 10 games.

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USA men romp past China in Olympic opener

Among his accolades are leading the team to the Gold Medal in 2008 and 2012. While their offense is obviously a level or two better than anyone else's, it's their ability to press the entire floor and completely make the paint impregnable for teams of China's caliber, and that's not on a team filled with defensive specialists, at least not on an National Basketball Association level.

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Young man shot to death at San Francisco tourist attraction

Mr Kirby added that the pair had noticed someone watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were mostly looking at their phones. It is not clear if the shooting was directly linked to the hugely popular game. Riley played baseball for San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, where he was studying kinesiology, the Times reported.

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Trump changes course by endorsing Rep. Ryan

Trump triggered a furor 72 hours earlier when he told The Washington Post he was "not quite" ready to endorse Ryan in his upcoming primary, an extraordinary rebuke to the party's top elected official. But Donald Trump effectively apologized twice on Friday - or at least admitted he was wrong twice. Trump's campaign said his economic advisory panel included former steel executive Dan DiMicco; Howard Lorber, CEO of tobacco company Vector Group Ltd (VGR.N); and Trump campaign finance ...

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Dodgers top Boston Red Sox, 8-5

Segedin, who's married to Robin Friedman, a Nova High School graduate, faced Boston ace David Price and crushed a bases-loaded, two-run double in the fourth and a two-run, bases-loaded single in the fifth to give the Dodgers a temporary 6-3 lead.

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Heavy rains, landslides leave 6 dead in Mexico

The approaching Tropical Storm Javier is expected to bring heavy rains and high winds to southwestern Mexico in the coming days, U.S. weather forecasters said. On Mexico's western coast, residents and tourists on the Baja Peninsula faced Tropical Storm Javier. Heavy rains of between 4 and 8 inches (10 to 20 cm) were expected, along with high winds.

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Trump Hits Back At 'Disastrous' Obama

Here's a look back at their long, unusual trip. Ryan has been among those urging Republicans to rally around Trump, despite concerns about his candidacy. "Paul Ryan's a good guy, actually", Trump added. Notably, as a former secretary of state who has been visiting Pakistan to meet with not only government officials but also media and civil society groups, Clinton is knowledgeable about the issues of conflict in this region as well as public sensitivities.

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Boy dies on world's largest waterslide in US

At the time, the park was celebrating Elected Officials Day, granting free admission to lawmakers and their families. A spokeswoman for the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City said it was saddened by the death and the park had been closed pending an investigation.

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A New Lucille Ball Statue Replaces 'Scary' One In Her Hometown

An unflattering version by another artist was banished after detractors started a Facebook campaign named, "We Love Lucy! ". What could be scarier than a Lucille Ball statue so hated that it was dubbed " Scary Lucy"? Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost revealed that the statue has become such a tourist attraction they made a decision to simply relocate the old statue to another spot in the park, according to the AP.

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1 of 2 skydivers killed in California was first-time jumper

Two skydivers have been killed after their parachute apparently failed to open, according to United States authorities. The skydive center was in the news in May, when a small plane carrying 17 skydivers took off from there and landed upside-down after clipping a pickup.

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Anti-Trump Movement to Launch Independent Candidate

Evan McMullin, who now serves as chief policy director for the House Republican Conference, will mount an independent presidential bid that would launch three months before Election Day, according to BuzzFeed and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough .

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Young man killed while playing Pokemon at tourist attraction

But the game's popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life. The United States Park Police Department is leading the investigation. "I know you moved out there to pursue your dreams of one day making it to the league and you had all the mechanics, talent and dedication to make your dreams a reality".

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Orlando's Mayor Wants To Make Pulse Nightclub A Permanent Memorial

Dyer's spokeswoman Cassandra Lafser told the Orlando Sentinel the city is interested in purchasing the nightclub. "We need to determine some period of time that we leave it exactly as is", he continued, "because there will be people that want to travel here to see it as it exists, without modification to it".

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Clinton, Trump plan dueling economic speeches from Detroit in coming days

Former US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had been on Trump's short list of potential vice presidential running mates, said last week in a Fox Business Network interview that some of Trump's recent actions had been "just very self-destructive" and that the candidate was "not yet performing at the level that you need to".

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Birmingham Church Bomber Denied Parole

The decision to keep Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr , 76, imprisoned was met with applause at the hearing in Montgomery. In 2001 Blanton was convicted of murder and sentenced to life for his role in the September 15, 1963, bombing, which killed Denise McNair , 11, and 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins , Carole Robertson , and Cynthia Morris, also known as Cynthia Wesley .

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Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites in separate incidents

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - The Olympics began in full with the first gold medal going to an American teenager by the fearsome name of Thrasher. China has dominated the air rifle and pistol shooting events at the Olympics, earning nine gold medals since the 2000 Sydney Games .

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The Democratic Village is ready to fight for Hillary Clinton

The presidential tracking poll reflects a slight change of wording from previous surveys, replacing the "Neither/Other" option given to respondents with just "Other". The shoot-from-the-hip billionaire believes he can make headway in those states with blue-collar white men, a demographic that has eluded Clinton and was unlikely to be swayed by a convention that heavily celebrated racial and gender diversity.

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Howard County releases 911 calls made during Ellicott City flooding

Jamie Knight had never met the man who initiated her rescue Saturday evening during the torrential rainstorm in Ellicott City . At least four men create a human chain , holding onto each other as they wade through the water toward the woman trapped in the vehicle.

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Two Babies Are Born in California With Zika-Related Microcephaly

The mosquito-borne virus has been spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean throughout the previous year. Frieden says Miami's infections were limited to a 500-square-foot area in the Wynwood neighborhood. Pregnant women living in Miami's Zika hot zone are anxious. (CDPH officials haven't named exact locations.) Of the 114 Zika infections reported in California so far, 21 involve pregnant women.

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Serena and Venus Williams Crash Out of Women's Doubles in Round 1

We played bad and that basically showed in the results. The Czechs, meanwhile, are unseeded. The next one is in four years and I don't know if I will play or not, or if I will be able to keep my level at this stage, so I don't want to go out of this Olympic Games without playing my game, without taking pleasure.

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Obama: Reports of "Rigged" General Election Are "Ridiculous"

During a televised sparring match over the birth movement allegations with former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye, Lewandowski said that the subject of the president's transcripts was fair game. Demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2.1% of the USA population by the year 2050, surpassing people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no ...

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Katie Ledecky posts Olympic record in 400-meter freestyle

Competing in the _, she could end up with five medals at the Rio Games, which would be a first for an American female Olympic swimmer. Tanja Kylliainen, who was born just down the I-95 in Baltimore, said it was incredible to watch Ledecky's rise.

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Ticket prices for A-Rod's final game spike 500%

This year, A-Rod is making $21 million. He was suspended for the 2014 season for using performance enhancing drugs, which cost him fans. Rodriguez started his big league career with Seattle in 1994 and signed a $252 million, 10-year contract with Texas before the 2001 season, the largest agreement in baseball history.

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Watch Brett Favre's emotional NFL Hall of Fame speech

He was a lock for the NFL Hall of Fame a decade before he finally retired. "All of this excitement has me wanting to call (ESPN reporter) Ed Werder and spread the word again". "I could be the only inductee of this great Hall who didn't make his high school football team". "But I thank you so much from Atlanta to Minnesota, 20 years".

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New York City Police Commissioner Bratton to retire

Commissioner Bratton stated that he will try to leave the bus heading in the right direction before he leaves the force next month. "The issue of race and community - we're on a journey but it's not a journey unique to New York City", Bratton said.

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Kasich: Trump must 'operate in the light'

The poll confirms that Ms Clinton received a larger post-convention bounce than Mr Trump did from his convention, said The Washington Post/ABC News. "The bottom line is this". "What I told the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly".

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United States says 'high likelihood' of Zika spreading locally

Zika is very unsafe for expecting moms as it can cause devastating birth defects, such as microcephaly, or unusual small heads, and underdeveloped brains. "We just happen to be at the forefront", Florida Gov. Rick Scott said. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 84 reported cases of Zika in Texas, two in Travis County, four in Williamson County.

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A Desperate GOP Reportedly Calls for an 'Intervention' with Trump

However, U.S. Sen. John McCain did lambaste Trump publicly, saying that winning the party's nomination was "not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us". NEWS BRIEF Donald Trump wants everyone to calm down. A report out this morning about a planned intervention in Donald Trump's presidential campaign brings to mind a point in the career of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood when he was doing so many drugs that Keith Richards - Keith Richards! - ...

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New York Yankees release Alex Rodriguez

I never thought I could play for 22 years. But not enough this season, and the combination of his ability, the bonuses the Yankees didn't want to pay him and maybe some bad blood between him and the front office led to the decision. "That will be something I look back on and really remember", Stripling said. Rodriguez will then retire and become an advisor for the team, working with minor leaguers.

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Trump endorses Rep. Ryan during speech in Green Bay

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that his approach to Donald Trump - repeatedly blasting his controversial remarks while still backing the Republican presidential nominee - is aimed at defending his party. The moment came as she opens substantial leads over Mr Trump in opinion polls . Trump said in the same interview that McCain had not done enough for veterans and criticised Ayotte for distancing herself from him during the campaign.

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Phillies turn triple play, benefit from error to beat Padres

The Marlins claimed the Padres weren't forthright with Rea's medical reports and the Padres agreed to reacquire Rea. The snafu got chuckles from teammates, including right-hander Jon Edwards , who taped over the name on his own jersey with "Player #2".

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Ledecky record gives USA 1st swimming gold in Rio

She took the Olympic record, formerly held by the late Camille Muffat of France, in the morning preliminary session. Her arms churning effortlessly through the water, Ledecky touched almost 5 seconds ahead of her closest pursuer and quickly whipped around to look at the scoreboard.

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Texas in deal to remedy 'discriminatory' voter ID law

The agreement comes about two weeks after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that S.B. Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot.

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Trump ends difficult week by focusing on Hillary

In his Washington Post column last week, Zakaria further proposed a thesis why Trump is what he calls a "bulshit artist" or B.S. for short, adding that like all bulshit artists, Trump can not be less unacceptable than Clinton, no matter her failings.

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North Carolina voter ID law struck down by US appeals court

That means the current decision will nearly certainly guide North Carolina's 2016 election, raising questions about voting irregularities and the ability of the state to conduct a fair election. Here's a response from GOP leaders in North Carolina pledging to challenge the decision all the way to the Supreme Court, and here's Hasen's explanation of why that's unlikely to succeed.


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