Dodgers clinch playoff spot with win over Padres

The announcement Wednesday morning set off alarms: Brusdar Graterol, not Dustin May, would start the series finale against the San Diego Padres. May was scheduled to make his first appearance since taking a groundball off his left foot last week. It was a scare, but tests showed the foot wasn’t broken. He was supposedly ready […]

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Insurrection Act debate rages on in Congress over use of military force to quell protests

Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are sounding alarms about President Trump’s continued threats to invoke the Insurrection Act to deal with the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of police while in custody in Minneapolis. The centuries-old law allows the president to deploy U.S. military domestically to suppress civil disorder. Senator Richard […]

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Who is Joe Burrow? Meet the 2020 NFL Draft’s projected top pick

At 6-foot-4, Burrow may have the physique of an NFL quarterback, but his hands seemingly sounded alarms at the NFL Combine, measuring nine inches across. Burrow later joked he was “considering retirement,” with his hands marking the smallest for a first-round quarterback since 2008. “If it’s a glaring issue on film with turnovers, yeah, it’s […]

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No Fight Over Red Ink Now, but Virus Spending Will Force Tough Choices

WASHINGTON — The deficit hawks have had their wings clipped. No one wants to hear alarms raised about the dangers of staggering government spending during a monstrous threat to public health and the economy. Any such concerns have been silenced and set aside as the federal government throws open the spigots in an unstinting effort […]

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