Posts Tagged 'news'

The Pitch For More No. 42s

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Jackie Robinson during spring training at Vero Beach, Fla., in March 1956. It would be Robinson's 10th and last year with the Brooklyn Dodgers.Enlarge image ...

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Lionfish Attack The Gulf Of Mexico Like A Living Oil Spill

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Lionfish, like this one spotted in the Bahamas, are a non-native predatory fish that can decimate native fish populations.

Lionfish, like this one spotted in the Bahamas, are a non-native predatory fish that can decimate native ...

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Seeking Oakland’s Soul In The "New Oakland"

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Ten years ago, you wouldn't have seen a sight like this  three white guys playing old-timey music  on the streets of Downtown Oakland on a Friday night.Continue Reading →

Aussie Adam Scott Wins Masters Golf Tourney In Playoff

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Adam Scott of Australia celebrates hitting a birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff during the fourth round of the 77th Masters golf tournament in ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Mars Rovers Go Quiet, As Sun Blocks Transmissions

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The rover Curiosity and other NASA spacecraft at Mars are now in a radio blackout, as the sun is interfering with transmissions. Curiosity took this self-portrait ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Labor Nominee’s Civil Rights Work Draws Praise, Controversy

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Tom Perez, President Obama's nominee to lead the Labor Department, has been an aggressive advocate for civil rights.Enlarge image i

Tom Perez, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Labor ...

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‘He Saved Hundreds’: Army Chaplain To Get Medal Of Honor

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Shark! Fisherman Gets Quite A Scare, Catches Scene On Video

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Isaac Brumaghim was reeling in a tuna Sunday about two miles off Oahu Island when he came as close as anyone wants to get with a tiger shark that weighed 400 to 500 pounds.

Needless to say, Brumaghim got quite a scare as the shark nearly jumped into his kayak. “It definitely was an adrenaline rush for me out there,” he said afterward, according to Hawaii News Now. “Life and death right in front of you. It put some ...

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Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

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Many Americans hope to see more signs like this in coming months. (Photo taken earlier this year in San Rafael, Calif.)Enlarge image i

Many Americans hope ...

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Some Public Defenders Warn: ‘We Have Nothing Left To Cut’

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Steven Nolder joined the federal public defender’s office when it opened in Columbus, Ohio, nearly 18 years ago. Nolder handled his share of noteworthy cases, including the first federal death penalty trial in the district and the indictment of a former NFL quarterback embroiled in a ticket fraud scheme.

Lately, Nolder says, his professional world has turned upside down.

“In the last four or five months, the game has changed, and no longer is there an interest in quality representation by, seemingly, ...

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L.A. Schools Hire Security Aides To Watch For Threats

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Students at Tenth Street Elementary out on the playground.Enlarge image i

Students at Tenth Street Elementary out on the playground.


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‘Very High’ Chance North Korea Will Soon Test Fire Missile

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Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, its defense minister ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

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