Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president’s conservative base by blocking a Tennessee law that restricts mail-in voting, had an announcement to make before wrapping up his decision: it had nothing to do with politics. The declaration dropped as lower-court judges, like Richardson, face greater scrutiny over their perceived […]

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Yoan Moncada’s contribution to White Sox ‘testament to inner strength and fortitude’

Yoan Moncada of the White Sox throws to first base to get Kevin Newman of the Pirates on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) | Getty White Sox third baseman back in lineup after two days of rest White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada was back in the lineup Saturday after sitting out […]

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Nico Hoerner thriving in utility role as unique rookie season concludes

AP Photo/Paul Sancya Hoerner was expected to mainly play second base, but the rookie infielder has played five positions this season. MILWAUKEE — If there’s anything second baseman Nico Hoerner has learned during his rookie season, it’s that time flies in the big leagues. The Cubs’ rookie second baseman is approaching the end of his […]

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Lou Brock, Cardinals great and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, dies at 81

Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock’s longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock’s death on Sunday, but he said he couldn’t provide any […]

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Report: Trump disparaged US war dead as ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

President Donald Trump talks with reporters at Andrews Air Force Base after attending a campaign rally in Latrobe, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. | AP The allegations were first reported in The Atlantic. A senior Defense Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior U.S. Marine Corps […]

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Offense can’t seize opportunities as Cubs fall to Pirates in series finale

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar The Cubs scored just two runs despite having the lead-off man on base in four different innings in Thursday’s 6-2 loss. They had their chances in Thursday’s 6-2 loss to the Pirates, but after two big offensive performances, the Cubs’ lineup wasn’t able to keep the success going for a third […]

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Losing ugly: White Sox make four errors in 8-1 loss, drop series to Twins

Jose Abreu of the White Sox looks on as Miguel Sano of the Twins rounds third base after the Sox botched a rundown play in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) | Getty With first place on the line in a rubber game of a three-game series against the defending AL Central champion Twins, […]

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Luis Robert powers White Sox’ come from behind victory over Twins

Luis Robert rounds third base on a solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May to tie the baseball game in the seventh inning, Monday, Aug. 31 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) | AP Photos White Sox take sole possession of first place in AL Central There was no no-hitter — not even […]

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Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — Rockets launched at a U.S. military base and a joint U.S.-Afghan airfield in southern Afghanistan in recent weeks are believed to have been fired by the Taliban, according to three American military officials, in what would amount to a clear breach of the peace agreement between the United States and the insurgent […]

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Commentary: Percentage of Black players in MLB still low, but there are signs of growth

Seattle’s Dee Gordon runs to third base in a game against the Texas Rangers earlier this month. The Mariners have more Black players on their roster than the five teams in the AL Central combined. | Ray Carlin/AP “I really feel like there’s more Black players coming now, and I think we’ll see a wave […]

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Kamala Harris wins progressive praise despite past friction, as GOP hammers Biden VP choice

The reaction from the two top leaders of the progressive base of the Democratic Party to the naming of Sen. Kamala Harris of California as Joe Biden’s running mate was instant — and glowing. “She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the […]

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At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia’s capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility via its radio arm, Andalus. The group often targets military sites in Mogadishu and controls […]

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Cubs’ series in St. Louis postponed after Cardinals player tests positive for COVID-19

Third base coach Will Venable and the rest of the Cubs are heading back to Chicago after the weekend series against the Cardinals was postponed. | Ed Zurga/Getty Images The Cubs returned home Friday. Their next scheduled game is Tuesday in Cleveland. What felt like an inevitable outcome for the Cubs earlier in the week […]

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White Sox rookie Nick Madrigal lands on injured list with separated shoulder

Nick Madrigal was injured on this slide into third base during the third inning of the White Sox’ game against the Brewers in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Madrigal tried to advance from first on a hit by Luis Robert and was thrown out by Avisail Garcia. | Morry Gash/AP Edwin Encarnacion day to day with inflammation […]

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Angels starting lineup vs. Mariners: Jared Walsh will get start at first base

Left-handed-hitting Jared Walsh will get the start at first base for the Angels against Seattle Mariners right-hander Justin Dunn on Wednesday night in Angel Stadium. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Albert Pujols hit career homer No. 657 in Tuesday night’s 10-2 win over the Mariners, moving him to within three of Willie Mays […]

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Toppled UK statue of slave trader quietly replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

An unauthorized statue of a Black Lives Matter protester has been erected atop the base where a monument honoring British slave trader Edward Colston once stood. The life-size resin and steel likeness of Jen Reid, who was photographed on June 7 standing on the empty base after demonstrators pulled down the Colston statue and dumped it in Bristol’s […]

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US Army investigating handout calling ‘Make America Great Again’ a form of White supremacy

The U.S. Army is investigating after a handout was distributed to personnel on an Army base in Alabama that included an image describing President Trump’s 2016 “Make America Great Again” slogan as a form of covert White supremacy. The handout, sent to personnel at Redstone Arsenal, invited all soldiers and personnel to attend an “Operation Inclusion” listening seminar. Rep. Mo  […]

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Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches By The Associated Press July 6, 2020, 2:02 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from […]

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