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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre gets tossed after relocating on-deck circle

This isn’t something a baseball player would be typically ejected for. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was warming up a few feet outside the on-deck circle during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins when second-base umpire and crew chief Gerry Davis motioned for Beltre to get...

President Donald Trump Names Pro-Life Gov. Sam Brownback His Religious Freedom Ambassador

Long-time pro-life advocate Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas has been nominated as the United States ambassador on religious freedom. The Newburgh Gazette reports President Donald Trump nominated Brownback this week to head the Office of...Show More Summary

Trump vs. Sessions: A Classic Authoritarian Struggle

Previously: Trump Is a Terrible President — and a Terrible Boss.Donald Trump's campaign to cajole Attorney General Jeff Sessions into quitting continued into the afternoon yesterday, as he said during a press conference in the Rose Garden: "I am disappointed in the Attorney General. Show More Summary

EU top court rules against ArcerlorMittal carbon challenge

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against steelmaker ArcelorMittal's challenge against how the European Union allocates free carbon permits.

McCain to Return for Healthcare Vote

Teresa Walsh at McClatchy: Sen. McCain Will Return to Senate Tuesday Ahead of Health Care Showdown. Less than a week after announcing he has brain cancer, Sen. John McCain will return to the Senate as Republicans prepare to vote on Obamacare...Show More Summary

PETA Summer Fashion Starring Free People

PETA and Free People present a 2017 summer fashion lookbook to celebrate the increasing accessibility of animal-friendly fashion options. The post PETA Summer Fashion Starring Free People appeared first on PETA.

Indian coal utilities seek state funds or tariff hike to cut emissions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian power companies are seeking billions of dollars of federal funding to retrofit coal-fired plants to cut emissions, saying hefty tariff increases would otherwise be needed to pay for the technology, according to internal documents.

Friday's TV highlights: 'Room 104' on HBO and more

SERIES Killjoys Determined to clean house, the team resorts to drastic measures on a new episode of the space-set action drama. With Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane and Hannah John-Kamen. 8 p.m. Syfy The Great British Baking Show The five bakers are tasked with re-creating Tudor-era favorites,...

In tweet, Trump appears to cast doubt on Russia investigation: 'Witch Hunt!'

Watch the latest video at "One of the things that may have been lost in the politics of this discussion is that when you look back on 2016, there really is an argument, based on the testimony we heard yesterday, that the objective of the Russians was really just to damage the...

USC's Clay Helton is at ease on the eve of his second season — even when the subject is O.J. Simpson

What would you do if O.J. Simpson walked into your office? There was laughter around the patio table. Clay Helton smiled. “I’m cordial to every person I’ve ever met,” Helton replied. Would you let the soon-to-be parolee watch practice? “Currently, right now, what USC, the administration and the...

Showing ‘Detroit’ in Detroit

Directors in recent years have returned to the unique American places they make movies about. Ava DuVernay had a celebrated visit to Selma, and Alexander Payne brought "Nebraska" back to the people of the small towns he both tweaked and championed. But Kathryn Bigelow's return Tuesday night to...

Golf roundup: Matt Kuchar struggles with dizziness during first round of Canadian Open

Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday, four days after finishing second behind Jordan Spieth in the British Open at Royal Birkdale. “I had a couple of spells where I got a little bit of dizzy and I felt weak,” Kuchar said. “I don't know where it...

Kris Kobach says Trump's voter fraud panel will keep voter data secure. Some states aren't buying it

After weeks of legal battles and bipartisan pushback from top election officials nationwide, President Trump’s voter fraud commission has renewed a message for the states: It’s safe to pass along your data about voters. “Individuals’ voter registration records will be kept confidential and secure...

NFL notes: Broncos lose Devontae Booker to wrist injury for six weeks

Broncos coach Vance Joseph's first training camp got off to a rough start with word that Devontae Booker, who was pushing to unseat C.J. Anderson as Denver's starting running back, will undergo wrist surgery Friday and is expected to miss six weeks. Booker suffered a hairline fracture late in...

Even Fake Law Enforcement Agencies Can Get Weapons of War for ‘Policing’

The GAO was able to acquire $1.2 million in weapons from the Pentagon posing as a fake law enforcement agency. It appears all law enforcement — even a “ fictitious federal agency ” — can get federally supplied weapons of war, with quite...Show More Summary

White House infighting gets very public and very profane

President Trump and his aides love to complain about back-biting leaks from within the White House. But on Thursday, the infighting was out in the open, live on television. The incoming communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, in a morning phone call broadcast on CNN, compared the West Wing...

MLB notes: Mets begin to trade veterans by sending Lucas Duda to Rays

The out-of-contention Mets started their veteran dispersal by trading first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith. Expected to contend for an NL East title, the Mets started Thursday night 47-52, 13 1/2 games behind first-place Washington and nine games out...

As Venezuelan death toll rises, President Nicolas Maduro bans protests before vote to rewrite the constitution

The official death toll from four months of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rose to 106 Thursday as tensions rose ahead of Sunday’s controversial election of assembly members charged with writing a new constitution. Three new fatalities came as Maduro declared all protests...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs says Pentagon has not banned transgender soldiers — for now

The nation’s highest-ranking military officer said Thursday that the Pentagon has made “no modifications” to the Obama-era policy allowing transgender troops to openly serve in the military, a day after President Trump used social media to declare them banned from the armed forces. Marine Gen....

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