Hard-hitting Edwin Rios pushing to make the Dodgers’ opening day roster

At times last year, flights between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles seemed more like the Edwin Rios Express. The Dodgers utility man was called up and optioned back down to the club’s triple-A affiliate three times during the second half of 2019, eventually missing out on the postseason roster despite his four home runs and […]

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NYC sees uptick in coronavirus cases in young adults, de Blasio calls it ‘a problem’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city is seeing a surge in positive cases of coronavirus in individuals between the ages of 20 and 29, calling it a “problem” that needs to be addressed. De Blasio, during a press conference on Monday, said the city – which was an early epicenter […]

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Did Uncle Sam’s virus aid help your credit score? Don’t count on a loan

2/2 © Reuters. Rachel Levin poses outside her apartment in the Manhattan borough of New York City 2/2 By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rachel Levine, a New York-based office furniture saleswoman, lost her job in late March without any notice or severance pay when the coronavirus outbreak shut down most of the city. […]

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Manchester City’s Champions League Ban Is Overturned

LONDON — Manchester City, a Premier League heavyweight and one of the world’s richest clubs, successfully overturned on Monday its two-season ban from European soccer’s top club competition, the Champions League. The ban, imposed last year by European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, after City was accused of “serious breaches” of cost-control regulations, was overturned by […]

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AOC suggests NYC crime surge due to unemployment, residents who need to ‘shoplift some bread’

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested over the weekend that the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to “feed their child.” In a virtual town hall meeting she hosted Thursday, some clips of which were shared by The Hill, the 30-year-old Democratic congresswoman was asked about the troubling uptick in […]

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Houston leaders call for city lockdown amid virus case surge

Top officials in Houston are calling for the city to lock back down as area hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of patients sick with the new coronavirus. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, both Democrats, said this weekend that a stay-at-home order is needed for America’s fourth largest city to […]

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Emily Ratajkowski Radiates Beauty In A Strapless Black Dress During Dinner Date In NYC — Pics

As lockdown restrictions ease in New York City, model Emily Ratajkowski stepped out in a strapless black dress for a Saturday afternoon stroll. Emily Ratajkowski, 29, has a summer glow! The model recently returned to New York City, after quarantining in Los Angeles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and she looked so chic while out and […]

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Another player tests positive for coronavirus in MLS Orlando bubble

Sporting Kansas City confirmed Friday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19. At least 22 players from four teams have tested positive since entering Major League Soccer’s quarantine bubble on June 27. SKC was among the last teams to arrive in Orlando, checking into the league hotel on July 5. In accordance […]

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Mexico gives up OECD in campaign to head World Trade Organization

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurria of Mexico, said on Friday he will not seek re-election, in a move apparently aimed at bolstering the chances of Mexico’s candidate to lead the World Trade Organization. Responding to the announcement, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said the country […]

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Seattle City Council Pledges to Cut Police Budget in Half

A veto-proof majority of Seattle’s city council has backing a blueprint from activists at Decriminalize Seattle to cut the city’s $400 million police budget by 50 percent, and redirect much of that funding into community-led public safety initiatives and affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports that seven of nine city councilors have come out in support […]

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Police summer mobile patrol unit to get more officers, participate in community service projects once a week

City workers and police officers took part in a neighborhood cleanup Friday in the Woodlawn neighborhood. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times In addition to being deployed to crime “hot spots,” the officers will also be attending prayer circles, peace and neighborhood clean up efforts. The Chicago Police Department’s summer mobile patrol unit will be participating in community […]

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ‘disgusted’ by Baltimore councilman’s comments on possibly removing police statue

Maryland’s Republican governor and a Democratic city councilman from Baltimore ripped into one another on social media over the latter’s comments about the fate of a public memorial to the city’s fallen police officers this week. At issue is a memorial to fallen police officers outside the Baltimore Police Department’s headquarters. Councilman Ryan Dorsey has […]

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Judge blocks removal of more Confederate statues in Richmond

A judge has issued a 60-day injunction preventing the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments from its land By The Associated Press July 9, 2020, 10:47 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. — A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from […]

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LA city attorney pursues permanent injunction against Westlake-based nursing facility

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is seeking a permanent injunction against Lakeview Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility, a Westlake-based care facility that was recently cited by the state for violating regulations that included misrepresentation of medication records and improperly transferring out several sick, elderly or disabled residents. The complaint, filed in court on Tuesday, July […]

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Pelosi on Christopher Columbus statue destruction: ‘People will do what they do’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday declined to admonish protesters in her native city of Baltimore who pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and then tossed the monument into the city’s Inner Harbor. “People will do what they do,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference Thursday at the Capitol. PELOSI SAYS SUPREME COURT RULINGS ON TAX RETURNS ‘NOT GOOD […]

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An Interview From Birmingham City Hall: Mayor Randall Woodfin on Toppling Racist Monuments

On the night of May 31st, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin sat in his office in City Hall, watching on social media as a crowd of protestors gathered one block away. Six days earlier, George Floyd had been killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — some have called it a modern-day lynching — and Woodfin […]

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Black Players for Change lead protest at MLS is Back tourney

Orlando City players raise their fists before the start of Wednesday’s soccer match. | John Raoux/AP “Really this protest is about fighting for racial equality and human rights,” organizer Justin Morrow of Toronto FC said. “We’re standing with all of our brothers and sisters across the world.” Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a […]

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25 percent of NYC renters have not made payments since March

The coronavirus pandemic has squeezed New York City renters so badly that a quarter of them have gone four months without paying rent, a new report says. The surge in overdue payments is one facet of the crisis that COVID-19 has created in the Big Apple’s housing market that’s harmed both tenants and landlords, according […]

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NYC Mayor de Blasio would lose authority over NYPD under state AG’s plan: report

Recent protests in New York City have shaken the public’s faith in the city’s police department to the point where Mayor Bill de Blasio should no longer have authority in law enforcement matters, New York’s state attorney general said Wednesday. “I believe we need to bridge the undeniable divide between police and public,” Letitia James […]

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Philadelphia waives 100s of protest-related code violations

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city will drop all code violation notices handed out to demonstrators during the protests against police brutality and racial injustice that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 8:59 PM 2 min read PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor […]

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Stephen A. isn’t sold on the Chiefs becoming the next great dynasty | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins debate if the Chiefs have a chance at becoming the next great dynasty. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN […]

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Is Patrick Mahomes or LeBron James the best player in all of sports? | First Take

Max Kellerman argues that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the best player in all of sports, while Stephen A. Smith makes the case for Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on […]

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New York City public schools to open on ‘blended, split-schedule’ model, with part-time remote learning, part-time classroom

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said public schools will not fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that students will instead learn on a “blended” schedule and be limited to a maximum of three days in the classroom, while engaging in remote learning for the remainder of the week. “This is the […]

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