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Songbird looks like a special filly in Las Virgenes romp

There are those rare moments in horse racing when even the losing bettors stand up and applaud when they are witnessing greatness. That was the scene on a gorgeous, cloudless Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita, where the unbeaten 3-year-old filly Songbird, sent off at odds of 1-9, showed why she...

Boys' basketball: Fairfax, Westchester score impressive wins over Southern Section teams

Fairfax and Westchester, representing the City Section. more than held their own on Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High. Freshmen Ethan Anderson and Robert McRae each scored 15 points to help Fairfax defeat Los Alamitos, 65-56. Eyassu Worku led Los Alamitos with 27 points. Westchester...

Two Outstanding Defenses Vs. Two QBs Drafted No. 1 Overall

SANTA CLARA — The Carolina Panthers weren't supposed to be here. Nor were the Denver Broncos. The Panthers lost their best receiver in the summer to a season-ending knee injury. The Broncos lost their hall-of-fame-bound quarterback at midseason, and didn't get him back until the end of the year. But...

Clippers' J.J. Redick considers himself more than a longshot in NBA All-Star three-point contest

One could probably lose the three-point shooting contest at All-Star weekend just thinking about the other contestants. The field will include Stephen Curry, the defending champion and reigning NBA most valuable player; Klay Thompson, a shooter so skilled he once made three-pointers in the dark...

Dot Earth Blog: As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

Two Floridians in Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, create a House caucus to explore policy options on climate change.

News Analysis: Who Are the True Heirs of Zionism?

Israel is moving away from the vision of its largely secular founders.

News Analysis: Everybody’s a Critic. And That’s How It Should Be.

To be a critic is to be a defender of the life of art and a champion of the art of living.

BREAKING: NY Gov. Cuomo Takes Action Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy

Today HRC, praised the news that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will use the authority of his office to take historic action protecting LGBTQ youth in the Empire State from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversionShow More Summary

Republican Candidates Prepare to Debate in State Where Marriage Equality Polls Strongest

Tonight, six Republican candidates for President are set to debate in New Hampshire. The Granite State has gained national notoriety for a unique streak of independent thinking. So it should be no surprise that marriage equality polls stronger in New Hampshire than any other in the Union. Show More Summary

New On-line Classes and Models

My free online class on entitled Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change has already served 45,000 people (started, not finished) in the four times that it’s run. Now it’s set up in a new format, called “on demand mode”, which allows people to start, progress, and finish on their own […]

Zero Tolerance: The Mutilation of Girls Must End

At least 200 million women alive today have endured FGM — and not just in Africa. The practice is spreading and must be stopped.

New Report Identifies The Fossil Fuels We Must Keep In The Ground To Avert Catastrophic Climate Change

As the US Senate haggles over a comprehensive energy bill, climate activist groups have identified the global fossil fuel reserves that must be kept in the ground if we’re to limit global warming to the critical 2-degree-Celsius threshold. This...Show More Summary

Tonight HRC to Honor Gov Cuomo, Sigourney Weaver & More

Tonight, hundreds of HRC members and support will gather in New York City for the 2016 Greater New York Gala Dinner. HRC will present the multi-talented artist Bill T. Jones with the HRC Visibility Award. HRC will also present New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with the National Equality Award. Show More Summary

What happens when an NAACP leader becomes a climate activist? Some really cool stuff

Kathy Egland, longtime civil rights campaigner, has helped to clean up coal pollution, encourage solar, and prepare communities for disasters.

Lance Stephenson is late-game playmaker in Clippers' 107-93 victory over Magic

There were moments in the fourth quarter Friday night when Lance Stephenson looked more like a dynamo unleashed than a fringe player figuring some things out. He threw a lob for a dunk, stole a cross-court pass, spun for a layup and swished a jumper. He topped it all with a quote seemingly straight...

How to Make Vegan Friends & Influence Non-Vegan People

We'll never achieve that vegan world we all want if all we do is pick apart progress. Learn how to make vegan friends and influence non-vegan people. The post How to Make Vegan Friends & Influence Non-Vegan People appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Vegan Spicy Cinnamon Cayenne Cacao Cookies

I try not to play favorites when it comes to cookies, but if I did these Vegan Spicy Cinnamon Cayenne Cacao Cookies might top the list. The post Vegan Spicy Cinnamon Cayenne Cacao Cookies appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Taraji P. Henson at NAACP Image Awards: 'We don't have to ask for acceptance from anyone'

As Taraji P. Henson took home the prize for outstanding actress in a drama series at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday night, she left viewers and the audience with a little something as well: “We don’t have to ask for acceptance from anyone," the star of Fox's hit soap "Empire" told the crowd at...

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