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Jackie Robinson’s Life Was No Home Run for Racial Progress

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Jackie Robinson’s Life Was No Home Run for Racial Progress
America loved the baseball star on the field, not off it
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Missing Baby Flamingos at Center of Race Track Probe

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Wildlife investigators reportedly have evidence that the birds were stolen.

America on High Alert Amid July 4th Celebrations

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On this Fourth of July, law enforcement is fully deployed from Los Angeles to D.C.

U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires

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U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires
The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert asking local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State leaders. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered increased monitoring statewide for the holiday weekend under the direction of the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. In New York City, the nation's biggest police force assigned about 7,000 officers and nearly all its ... more


Greece divided on debt bailout vote

The campaign for and against the bailout referendum in Greece has stopped, as residents prepare for Sunday's vote on the country's future in Europe

Riders evacuated after 400-ft Ferris wheel stops in Orlando park

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Riders evacuated after 400-ft Ferris wheel stops in Orlando park
Rescue operation took about three hours but none of the 66 passengers were hurt. The ride stopped for more than 45 minutesA technical crew with ... more

Hazlewood hammered in Ashes tour game

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Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc both snared a wicket as Australia reduced Essex to 2-81 at lunch on day four of the Ashes tour game.

The Latest: Tour rivals race within 4 minutes of each other

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The Latest: Tour rivals race within 4 minutes of each other
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest from the first stage of the Tour de France (all times local):

Final five bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack to return to UK

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Final five bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack to return to UK
An RAF plane carrying bodies of Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass set to arrive on Saturday afternoonThe final five ... more

Is Prince The Newest Tidal Co-Owner?

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Is Prince The Newest Tidal Co-Owner?
Prince is a legendary rock star, and at this point in his career (at pretty much any point in his career if we’re being honest), ... more

Jay-Z

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Migrants disrupt cross-channel tunnel services at Calais

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LONDON (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences ... more

Welcome to the age of the micro-singularity

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By Amber Case Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously ... more

Sushi pioneer Noritoshi Kanai is ambassador of Japanese values, traditions

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The gig: Noritoshi Kanai, 92, is chairman of Mutual Trading Co., a distributor of Japanese foods and restaurant supplies based in downtown L.A.'s Little Tokyo. ... more

We Made You a Sicknasty July 4th Party Playlist. Enjoy.

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What's an Independence Day barbecue without a great soundtrack? The post We Made You a Sicknasty July 4th Party Playlist. Enjoy. appeared first on WIRED.
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Your Essential 4th of July Captain America Reading List

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Want to spend the holiday with the United States' most patriotic superhero? Grab these comics. The post Your Essential 4th of July Captain America Reading ... more
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While You Were Offline: People Have Strong Opinions About Peas

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ICYMI, people on the Internet have very strong feelings about what you can put in guacamole. The post While You Were Offline: People Have Strong ... more
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Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29

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Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29
Minecraft: Windows 10 Beta Edition adds more controls and GameDVR support, and won't cost a dime for existing Minecraft PC owners.

How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot

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Pitmasters, this will be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The post How 16 Harvard Students Built ... more
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Roger Federer v Sam Groth: Wimbledon 2015 – live! | Les Roopanarine

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Roger Federer v Sam Groth: Wimbledon 2015 – live! | Les Roopanarine
Seven-time champion faces big-serving Sam Groth for a place in round four69th-ranked Groth best known for hitting fastest serve on recordFollow all the action from ... more

Tour de France 2015: stage one – live!

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Tour de France 2015: stage one – live!
Updates from the 13.8km individual time trial in UtrechtBarry Glendenning: rivals gear up for grandest of départsInteractive stage-by-stage guide to the 2015 route Email michael.butler@theguardian.com. ... more

Huddles around TV sets prove US women’s soccer is special in the world | Les Carpenter

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Huddles around TV sets prove US women’s soccer is special in the world | Les Carpenter
TV ratings, notably for families viewing together, boom as US women march to World Cup football final with support unmatched abroadThe other day, as he ... more

England v Australia 2005: what Jos Buttler saw as a lad inspired a nation | Vic Marks

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England v Australia 2005: what Jos Buttler saw as a lad inspired a nation | Vic Marks
In an unforgettable Ashes series there was never a day when the cricket was anything other than spellbinding. It is too much to expect that ... more

Clint Dempsey looking forward after USA put four past Guatemala

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Clint Dempsey looking forward after USA put four past Guatemala
USA 4-0 Guatemala in NashvilleTimmy Chandler gets first international goal as Dempsey also netsClint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the US defend its ... more

Classic Hollywood: 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' Robert Walker and 'The Killers'

Subscribe to the newsletter H appy Fourth of July weekend! This is longtime L.A. Times film reporter Susan King, and welcome to the latest edition ... more

In Transit: Perks at Smaller Hotels Mimic Luxury Brands

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More wallet-friendly properties are giving their guests freebies like free Wi-Fi and in the lobby breakfast.

Washington's wildfire season gets off to an early, unprecedented start

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The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high ... more

Head games in 'Her Story' will make you feel almost like a true detective

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"Her Story" starts like a mystery.

Dalai Lama to speak at UC Irvine as part of his birthday celebration

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As Tibetans around the world celebrate the Dalai Lama's birthday Sunday, the wide-eyed monk in saffron and burgundy robes will be in Anaheim, kicking off ... more

Terminator Genisys spoiled itself - how was this allowed to happen?

Teminator Genisys is in cinemas now and while its a fairly entertaining feature in its own right there are some serious issues

Saturday's TV tips

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Saturday's TV tips
Sprt, action and drama - here's the best TV to watch today.

Migrants disrupt cross-channel tunnel services at Calais

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LONDON (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences ... more

Kanye West: I take no pleasure in award ceremonies

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Kanye West: I take no pleasure in award ceremonies
Kanye West takes "no pleasure" in award ceremonies.

U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans readied on Saturday for Independence Day parades and firework shows amid worries over possible security threats, a spike ... more

Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

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Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels
By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom will start Saturday's first stage of the Tour de France despite showing low levels of ... more

NBC won't order another season of 'The Bible'

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NBC won't order another season of 'The Bible'
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- NBC has no plans to order another season of "A.D.: The Bible Continues."

Ed Sheeran to act in new, medieval TV drama series

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Ed Sheeran to act in new, medieval TV drama series
Karen ButlerLONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- British recording artist Ed Sheeran says he is to play a role on a new, medieval, drama series.

Reddit moderators revolt after popular employee dismissed

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Reddit moderators revolt after popular employee dismissed
Amy R. ConnollySAN FRANCISCO, July 4 (UPI) -- Hundreds of message boards on Reddit went dark Friday in an apparent protest of the abrupt dismissal ... more

Cycling-Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

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* Tour starts with time trial in Utrecht * Boom rides for defending Tour champion Nibali's Astana team (Adds Astana statement, background) By Julien Pretot ... more