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AJ Pollock leads Dodgers to win over his former team

PHOENIX — No hard feelings – but lots of hard contact. AJ Pollock and the Arizona Diamondbacks went their separate ways following the 2018 season. But they didn’t go very far, giving Pollock the chance to revisit his former workplace and show off for his former employers. In the latest edition of that, Pollock had a two-run home run and crashed into the left field wall to make an outstanding catch in the Dodgers’ 4-2 dismissal of the Diamondbacks on Friday night. At roughly the same time, the San Francisco Giants found the going at Coors Field much smoother than the Dodgers did during their visit this week. The Giants (100-54) beat the Rockies, 7-2, Friday night, keeping the Dodgers (99-55) at bay, one game back in the NL West with eight games left in the regular season. The Giants’ magic

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Afghan refugee crisis now largest relief effort for American Red Cross

American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern, center, talks to a donor during a visit to a Red Cross blood drive at BYU in Provo, Utah, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. BYU’s Marriott School of Management honored her Friday with its International Executive of the Year Award. | Shafkat Anowar, Deseret NewsBYU honors American Red Cross head Gail McGovern as Executive of the Year The Afghan evacuee crisis already is the largest refugee aid project the American Red Cross has managed in recent history, its president and CEO said Friday before she accepted a leadership award at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The American Red Cross has provided what it calls full mass care — shelter and medical aid — to 22,000 Afghan refugees at four U.S. military bases while providing aid and training

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High school football: Our top photos from Friday’s Week 5 games

Take a look at the action and exciting moments from Week 5’s high school football games on Friday night. There were great matchups between top teams and rivals, and the Southern California News Group has images from games throughout the area. All of our coverage can be found online on the high school sports pages. Quarterback Tobin O’dell #16 of Bishop Amat runs for a touchdown against Damien in the first half of a prep football game at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Palos Verdes’ Niko Tsangaris intercepts a pass intended for Inglewood’s Greg McClendon in Palos Verdes, CA, on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer) Capistrano Valley’s Mark H

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Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures. Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of starting the Fawn Fire in the Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding. The blaze covered more than 10 square miles (27 square kilometers) and was 10% contained on Friday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. Nearly 2,000 residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Friday and another 7,400 were under evacuation warnings, according to the California Highway Patrol. Damage inspecti

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Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures. Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of starting the Fawn Fire in the Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding. The blaze covered more than 10 square miles (27 square kilometers) and was 10% contained on Friday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. Nearly 2,000 residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Friday and another 7,400 were under evacuation warnings, according to the California Highway Patrol. Damage inspecti

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Palmer Domschke’s two scores in OT leads Neuqua Valley past Naperville Central

Neuqua Valley’s Palmer Domschke (34) is liften in the air by Nicholas Gallegos (72) in celebration after scoring a touchdown in overtime against Naperville Central. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-TimesNeuqua Valley and Naperville Central staged a defensive battle for four quarters. But then Palmer Domschke moved to running back. Neuqua Valley and Naperville Central staged a defensive battle for four quarters. Each team managed just one touchdown and neither had success passing or running the ball. Luckily for the Wildcats, coach Bill Ellinghaus had an ace up his sleeve to play in the overtime. Ellinghaus inserted senior Palmer Domschke into the backfield and it changed the game. Domschke ran for a touchdown in the first overtime and the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime to gi

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How the Super 25 fared in Week 5

Naperville Central’s Owen Prucha (2) hands off the ball against Neuqua Valley. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-TimesScores from all the ranked teams. 1. Loyola (5-0) Won 27-24 at Fenwick 2. Mount Carmel (4-1) Lost 27-0 at St. Ignatius 3. Brother Rice (4-1) Won 44-14 at De La Salle 4. Joliet Catholic (5-0) Won 41-27 vs. No. 25 Crete-Monee 5. Naperville Central (3-2) Lost 20-17 in 2 OT at No. 7 Neuqua Valley 6. Marist (4-1) Won 38-13 at Marmion 7. Neuqua Valley (5-0) Won 20-17 in 2 OT vs. No. 5 Naperville Central 8. Glenbard West (5-0) Won 56-0 at Addison Trail 9. Lincoln-Way East (4-1) Won 21-13 at No. 17 Bolingbrook 10. Cary-Grove (4-0) Saturday vs. No. 23 Prairie Ridge 11. Maine South (4-1) Won 41-0 at Glenbrook North 12. Warren (4-1) Won 41-3 vs. Stevenson 13. Batavia (5-1) Won 21-20 vs...

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Frederick Douglass Is Still the Point Man on Voting Rights

Library Of Congress/Getty ImagesThese days few periods in American history hold more interest for us than the Reconstruction era of the 1860s and 1870s. Our struggles with voter suppression laws and the policing of Black communities are all too often nothing so much as extensions of the racial legacy of the post-Civil War era. It is this connection between past and present that makes Robert S. Levine’s The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson especially timely. Levine begins by telling us that the promise of Reconstruction “remains unfulfilled to this day,” but it is not a point he has to stress. The Supreme Court’s decision this July 1 upholding Arizona’s new voter restriction laws in the case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committ...

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Congress Questions FBI’s Tight-Lipped Ransomware Tactics

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty ImagesIt's a dilemma that has long plagued the intelligence community: should it share cybersecurity intelligence to help protect U.S. companies, or should it withhold that information and use it for the FBI and intelligence community’s benefit instead? The FBI’s answer in a recent case was to secretly hoard the information that would help the victims recover. The FBI’s decision to keep a decryption key secret from the victims, a decision The Washington Post first reported, has raised questions in the cybersecurity community about whether the FBI made the right call—and whether the government has an obligation to help ransomware victims. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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My Trip Along the Most Mysterious River on Earth

Getty ImagesAcross the heart of Asia, at the ancient convergence of steppe and forest, the grasslands of Mongolia move towards Siberia in a grey-green sea. The land’s silence is almost unbroken. It is barely inhabited. At its farthest reach, near the Russian frontier, almost five thousand square miles are forbidden to travelers. These mountains, once the homeland of Genghis Khan, are today a near-sacred wilderness. The solitary track that reaches them ends at a barrier and a rangers’ lodge. And here we wait–a guide, two horsemen and I–to enter a region that none of us truly knows. Somewhere deep in this hinterland rises one of the most formidable rivers on earth. It drains a basin twice the size of Pakistan, and more than two hundred tributaries, some of them immense, pour into its flood ...

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How Tennis Star Emma Raducanu Stole the Fashion World’s Heart

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty ImagesThere are cool teens, and then there is Emma Raducanu. The 18 year-old is tennis’ new darling, having won the US Open women’s singles championship this summer. But her work doesn’t end off of the court—the champ has quickly become a rising fashion star, too, having walked the red carpet at the Met Gala and attended London Fashion Week parties. Raducanu declined to comment on her personal style to The Daily Beast, and so did her stylist Nicky Yates. She was a guest of Chanel at the Met Gala, wearing a white crop top and logomania skirt. The appearance came just two days after Raducanu became the first British player to win at the US Open in over 40 years. Say what you want about Anna Wintour’s impossible to penetrate guest list, but ...

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The Messy Money Drama Behind Steve Bannon’s Propaganda Machine

Don Emmert/GettyA wild fight has erupted within the sprawling finance and propaganda apparatus former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon co-founded with a fugitive Chinese billionaire. The battle involves an organization Bannon inaugurated at the Statue of Liberty last year with Guo Wengui, a Chinese disinformation kingpin, and hostilities broke out even before the SEC this month charged companies linked to Guo with unregistered stock and cryptocurrency sales. But a federal probe into the dealings had been underway for months, and a key contention in a new lawsuit is that money intended to bankroll the duo’s vision of a vast anti-Beijing network instead went toward paying back irate investors in illicit transactions. Guo has long been a key financier of Trumpworld ventures, includi...

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Richard Spencer Loves White People Who Make Stuff. His Family Takes Handouts.

Joe Raedle/GettyRichard Spencer became a media fixture in 2016 because the overwhelmingly white and middle-class American press was impressed by a white supremacist they found unnervingly relatable, in possession of not only all his teeth, but also “articulate,” “intellectual” and “a neat dresser.” The “white rights activist,” as one mainstream outlet I shit you not described Spencer in 2017, painted himself as the leader of an iconoclastic and edgy new ideology—the term “alt-right” was coined by Spencer in 2008 —as if white supremacy, anti-Blackness and hating Jews isn’t the absolute least transgressive, boringly predictable basis for any American political movement. Spencer pushes the same tired, debunked, institutionalized race science that—from the 3/5ths Compromise to The Bell Curve ...

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London Marathon 2022 ballot: How to enter next year’s race

Can you enter the 2022 London Marathon yet? (Picture: Getty)As the 2021 London Marathon takes place soon, you may be wondering when you can sign up for 2022’s race. Perhaps you were inspired by Tokyo 2020’s Olympians and Paralympians. Or maybe you’re finally ready to tackle a years-old New Year’s resolution. Some people simply love the challenge of training to run a whopping 26.2 miles, or finally ticking ‘marathon’ off the bucket list as a one-off. Whatever your inspiration, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 London Marathon ballot. How do I apply for the 2022 London Marathon? It’s not quite time to get your running shoes out of the wardrobe just yet. Details of how to apply for the 2022 race have not yet been published, unfortunately. Runners whizzing pas...

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