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Baseball: Pro scouts out en force for Blake Rutherford vs. Hunter Greene

There were several assistant general managers on hand on Friday at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame to watch the individual duel between Chaminade's Blake Rutherford, one of the top senior pro prospects, and Notre Dame's Hunter Greene, one of the top junior prospects. Both are UCLA commits. Greene struck...

Former circus lions begin journey to South African refuge from Lima

LIMA (Reuters) - A blind lion, one that is missing an eye, and 31 others that had worked in circuses began the journey to a South African wildlife sanctuary from Lima, Peru, on Friday in what their rescuers called "the biggest transfer of animals in captivity" ever undertaken.

Slide into my DMs and out of my doctor’s office

Sext, don’t sext, whatever -- it's your body. Here’s what legislators across the country are doing this week to show how much they disagree with that.

Woman Brags About Killing Her Baby: “Why I’m Done Shutting Up About My Abortion”

Emily Krempholtz’s abortion story is more of an angry, bitter rant against pro-lifers than it is about her pregnancy and abortion experience. Krempholtz wrote a column for Bustle this week with the headline, “Why I’m Done Shutting Up about My Abortion.” She said she had an abortion last summer not long before the first Center […]

Judge Says Abortion Clinic Shouldn’t be Fined for Breaking Law and Killing Babies in 2nd Trimester

A Florida abortion clinic may have escaped punishment this week after state investigators accused it of performing second trimester abortions in violation of its state license. A judged ruled on Thursday that the state did not present enough evidence to prove that the Bread & Roses abortion clinic in Gainesville violated the law, according to […]

Miscarried at 7 and 8 Weeks, These Babies are Changing the Abortion Debate

Last year when Mindy Danison shared photos of her miscarried babies on Facebook, she did not realize how many lives her tiny children would touch. Danison tragically miscarried three unborn babies, but she and her husband found some solace in their grief when they were able to see two of their three babies after they […]

Trump on getting to the convention: 'I felt like I was crossing the border'

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer could get $55 million in severance pay

Yahoo Inc. chief Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55-million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. The payout disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday consists of cash, stock awards and other benefits that Mayer...

Survey of Agnes Martin's powerful yet meditative work draws a straight, vibrant line to Zen

Want to clear your mind? Get a pickup truck, then spend a couple years driving across and around the continent — alone. That's the first lesson of the lovely retrospective of abstract paintings by Agnes Martin (1912-2004) newly opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The show is divided...

'We didn't want it to be like Costa Mesa'

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Jaguars select UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with 36th pick in NFL draft

Myles Jack’s long wait is over. The versatile UCLA linebacker is headed to Jacksonville. The Jaguars made him the fifth pick Friday in the second round of the NFL draft, the 36th overall selection. Jack, a 6-foot-1, 245-pounder once considered among the premier players in this year’s draft class,...

Oklahoma Is Wasting Money to Prove a Point: The State Really Hates Abortion

Oklahoman legislators, like anti-choice politicians across the country, are hell-bent on eliminating abortion through a series of flank attacks while ignoring the needs of born humans in their state. The post Oklahoma Is Wasting Money to Prove a Point: The State Really Hates Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Trump urges California GOP to unite behind him amid raging protests

Undeterred by protesters who nearly blocked his way into a California Republican convention, Donald Trump called on the party Friday to unite behind him even as he lashed out at what he portrayed as its corrupt system for picking presidential nominees. Police in riot gear were unable to stop egg-tossing...

During National Reentry Week, a Spotlight on Older Returning Citizens

There are few resources, at either the state or federal level, earmarked specifically for returning elders. The post During National Reentry Week, a Spotlight on Older Returning Citizens appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Election Commission dings Senate, House candidates for failing to file financial reports

California politics updates: Quiet day in Sacramento as focus shifts to convention April 29 2016, 2:02 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. We're covering the convention live over here. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for more, or subscribe...

Spurs vs. Thunder: How they match up in NBA playoffs second round

NBA playoff preview for the Western Conference semifinals: 2. SAN ANTONIO First round defeated Memphis, 4-0. vs. 3. OKLAHOMA CITY First round defeated Dallas, 4-1. Season series: 2-2. Key stats: The Spurs have the top-ranked defense in the postseason, holding the Grizzlies to 81 points per game...

Fresno mayor endorses Kasich for president

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Letters: Everyone has a cure for the curse of the Clippers

Bill Plaschke writes of a "post-Donald Sterling Curse"? Curse was a Boston thing. The disrespectful way in which Sterling and the Clippers organization treated [former team executive] Elgin Baylor puts karma in play, pure and simple. Bob Ginn Arcadia :: It's hard to feel bad for a billionaire,...

Brothers went to anime convention after killing parents, San Jose police say

Two brothers went to an anime convention last weekend after the older sibling shot and killed their parents inside their San Jose home, newly released court documents alleged. Prosecutors on Friday charged Hasib bin Golamrabbi, 22, and Omar Golamrabbi, 17, with two counts each of murder, the Santa...

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