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Los Angeles Dodgers crush Jordan Zimmermann, hold off Detroit Tigers

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Los Angeles Dodgers crush Jordan Zimmermann, hold off Detroit Tigers

- The Dodgers are 85-34 entering this three-game series with the Tigers. A look at the other nine teams with at least 85 wins in their first 119 games since 1901. Video by Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press Wochit. Upton hits two solo shots, five Tigers collect multiple hits, but Dodgers pummel Zimmermann early and often The Los Angeles Dodgers came to town with all the pomp and circumstance of the best team that baseball has seen in quite some time
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Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns

- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday temporarily blocked protests at the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a residential neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, following violent clashes in Charlottesville that led to three fatalities. In an executive order issued at about 5 p.m., he suspended the issuance of permits for protests until a task force lead by Brian Moran, the state's secretary of public safety and homeland security, writes new emergency regulations
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Ricketts appoints Omaha attorney Matthew Kahler as new Douglas County juvenile judge

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Ricketts appoints Omaha attorney Matthew Kahler as new Douglas County juvenile judge

- LINCOLN — Omaha attorney Matthew Kahler has been named to a newly created juvenile court judgeship in Douglas County. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointment Friday. He previously worked for the Douglas County Attorney’s Office in various divisions, including the juvenile division. He also is co-chairman of the case processing committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and serves on the courts case progression standards subcommittee for the Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Children
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Neighborhood should accept more traffic -- Jerry Darda

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Neighborhood should accept more traffic -- Jerry Darda

- It's obvious the increased growth will bring a corresponding significant increase in all forms of traffic. I'm confident the city engineers will provide a reconstructed Monroe Street with very safe pedestrian crosswalks. Residents and property owners -- and I'm one of them -- have to come to grips with Monroe Street becoming busier than ever. So the effort of some vocal residents to fight the inevitable increase in future traffic by focusing on "pedestrian calming treatments" is an oxymoron
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A new generation of farmers faces mounting challenges

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A new generation of farmers faces mounting challenges

- As Mao Lee's parents get older, she's taken on more responsibility for the family's produce farming business, including a lot of physical labor. "It makes you appreciate life. Working in the rain, treading in the mud makes you appreciate running water and a warm bed at night," she said as she and her mother, Ma Lee, sold peppers, eggplants and other vegetables at the Maple Grove Farmers Market
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Ohio Teen Saved by Heart Transplant Passes Away on the First Day of School

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Ohio Teen Saved by Heart Transplant Passes Away on the First Day of School

- GOSHEN, Ohio — As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later, the 13-year-old passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday
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Letters to the Editor Friday, Aug. 18

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Letters to the Editor Friday, Aug. 18

- Media prejudice PAUL HIGGINS. WATERLOO — Troubling numbers of folks in this country continue to show an inability to think critically or objectively, and that’s apparently ripe kindling for today’s prejudiced media and press. A recent example is in Charlottesville. Trump accurately and honestly stated the troubles originated on “many sides,” but the left’s selective vision prevails. One group wanted to peacefully protest, and sadly, authorities foolishly didn’t recognize the gasoline/fire formula enabled by allowing the counter protesters to enter the mix
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Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump

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Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump

- WASHINGTON -- Carl Icahn relinquished his role as "special adviser" to President Donald Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president's circle of business counselors. But the billionaire investor did not say he was stepping down because of the uproar over last weekend's march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead he said he stepped down to avoid turf conflicts with Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and to avoid conflicts of interest over regulations that affect an oil refining company he owns
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In America, we are created equal -- Dave  Riley

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In America, we are created equal -- Dave Riley

- Do you believe that a republic is a bad idea? A republic is a state in which all citizens live under the same laws, and have the same rights. Do you argue with Thomas Jefferson’s famous words? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal” If you argue with the idea of basic legal equality in America, then you disagree with America itself
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Recruiting: Where will Kalon Gervin go? Next to sign with Michigan?

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Recruiting: Where will Kalon Gervin go? Next to sign with Michigan?

- We've ordered the best 125 prep football players in this state, here's a look at the top 15. Video by Kirkland Crawford/DFP Wochit. Sean Merriman is a recruiting aficionado who used to work for rivals.com and the Big Ten Network and now is with Intersport. Look for his mailbag every other week (with , too). If you have a recruiting question for Sean, email him at or
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Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ

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Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ

- As a young girl growing up in the Boston Edison Historic District on Detroit’s west side, Kyra Jefferson loved playing and running around with her cousins. She had no idea that hanging out with them would turn into a long, successful career, and a national championship. Now, not only is she a University of Florida graduate, but on June 10th, Jefferson became the 200-meter Women's NCAA Track Champion with a collegiate-record time of 22
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Woman credits Facebook for escaping spousal abuse

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Woman credits Facebook for escaping spousal abuse

- ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis woman used Facebook to escape from a domestic violence situation and put her abuser behind bars. 30-year-old Steven Noel Reisch is charged with domestic assault in the 2nd and 3rd degree, kidnapping and property damage. According to court documents, Reisch assaulted the mother if his child on multiple times throughout the day Monday, August 14th
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Photos: Tigers vs. Dodgers series

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Photos: Tigers vs. Dodgers series

- Aug 18, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler slides in safely to third base as Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner attempts to make the out in the first inning at Comerica Park.
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Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

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Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

- The expected roar of traffic that Oregonians anticipated as eclipse chasers began traveling ahead of Monday's celestial event turned out to be little more than a whimper Friday. Much of Oregon braced itself for bumper-to-bumper traffic on major highways connected to eclipse destinations throughout the state. But the headaches never materialized. (In fact, as of 4 p.m., Google Maps indicated drive times from downtown to Tualatin hovered around 20 minutes, a rarity on even the best days in the metro area
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Whistleblowers are US heroes

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Whistleblowers are US heroes

- With all the clamoring these days about information “leaks” and “fake news,” some clarity is in order. Lately, all sorts of information is being dumped into the cauldron of “fake news.” That includes accurate news reporting that is so unflattering institutions or individuals attempt to discredit it by trying to hang the “fake-news” label on it. Then, there are certain facts that withstand fake-news complaints, so aggrieved parties roll out the allegation of “leaks” of confidential or even classified information
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St. Charles County parks eclipse viewing

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St. Charles County parks eclipse viewing

- ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. - Thousands of people are expected in St. Charles County to view the eclipse, as amateur astronomers from around the country will be making their way to three county parks. Skywatchers Friday were picking up eclipse packets at St. Charles County parks, which includes a pair of solar eclipse glasses, a parking pass, and information sheets. They can purchase commemorative tee shirts for $10
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Bring Your Own Cup Day for Slurpee customers at 7-Eleven

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Bring Your Own Cup Day for Slurpee customers at 7-Eleven

- ST. LOUIS – 7-Eleven franchise owner John Gallagher expects to see a busy weekend at his store because of a special promotion. “I’ve had people with pots and pans,” Gallagher said. “I’ve had people with fishbowls, with vases.” And those are just the citizens wanting Slurpees Friday and Saturday on Bring Your Own Cup Day. “From 11 until 7. And the rules of the game are that you bring your own cup and if it can fit in this (10-inch) hole, then you can fill it up with Slurpee,” Gallagher said
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Mother pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case

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Mother pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case

- FESTUS, Mo. – A Festus mother pleaded guilty Thursday to what police said was one of the worst cases of child abuse they’ve ever seen. Layla Fast Evans died two years ago after police said she was beaten to death by her mother. The child was 19 months-old. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 35 years and this is the worst case of child abuse I’ve ever seen,” said Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis
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  • Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns
    Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns

    , oregonlive.com

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday temporarily blocked protests at the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a residential neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, following violent clashes in Charlottesville that led to three fatalities. In an executive order issued at about 5 p.m., he suspended the issuance of permits for protests until a task force lead by Brian Moran, the state's secretary of public safety and homeland security, writes new emergency regulations
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Politics & Government

  • At Topeka town hall, Moran talks Trump after tumultuous week for the White House
    At Topeka town hall, Moran talks Trump after tumultuous week for the White House

    , kansascity.com

    A turbulent week in Donald Trump’s presidency led to U.S. Sen Jerry Moran being peppered with questions about the nation’s leader during a town hall Friday. Moran seemed to be caught off guard when, in the midst of the meeting, an audience member yelled out that chief strategist Steve Bannon was leaving the Trump administration. The Kansas Republican told reporters after the event that he assumed Trump made a decision that his administration would perform better without Bannon
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Sports

  • MVC basketball: Arch Madness staying in St. Louis through 2020
    MVC basketball: Arch Madness staying in St. Louis through 2020

    , wcfcourier.com

    ST. LOUIS — The second-longest tenured men’s basketball conference tournament to be held at one neutral court site isn’t changing locations any time soon. The Missouri Valley Conference announced Thursday that it had extended its agreement to host its conference tourney at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, keeping Arch Madness in the city through 2020. “This extension represents another important milestone for the Valley,” MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin said in a press conference Thursday afternoon
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Business

  • Deere earnings up 31 percent; Waterloo callbacks continue
    Deere earnings up 31 percent; Waterloo callbacks continue

    , wcfcourier.com

    MOLINE, Ill -- For the first time in three years, Deere & Co. has posted back-to-back quarters of earnings increases -- and company officials project more improvement to come. The company earnings of $641.8 million, or $1.97 per share, for the third quarter ending July 30, a 31 percent increase from $488.8 million, or $1.55 per share, for the same quarter a year ago
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Technology

  • Facebook to build $750 million data center in New Albany
    Facebook to build $750 million data center in New Albany

    , cleveland.com

    NEW ALBANY, Ohio - Facebook will build a $750 million data center in the tony northeast Columbus suburb. At an announcement Tuesday, the social media giant said it will house thousands of servers enabling users to post photos, videos, 360-degree photos and even virtual reality content. Some 2 billion people use Facebook, a Menlo Park, California-based company that also owns Instagram and What'sApp
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Family & Parenting

  • Some will go "Over the Edge," to raise money for kids and teens
    Some will go "Over the Edge," to raise money for kids and teens

    , kcrg.com

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The nonprofit Heartland Youth for Christ is partnering with "Over The Edge" for the first time and raising money to help kids and teens in need. The organization reaches out to at-risk kids in the community who are lacking support, being bullied, or may be suffering from suicidal thoughts. And this year they're partnering with "Over The Edge," a special events company that invites others to raise money for a local nonprofit
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Society & Culture

  • Ohio Teen Saved by Heart Transplant Passes Away on the First Day of School
    Ohio Teen Saved by Heart Transplant Passes Away on the First Day of School

    , whotv.com

    GOSHEN, Ohio — As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later, the 13-year-old passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday
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Entertainment & Arts

  • The powerful 'Whose Streets?' documentary comes to Cinema Detroit
    The powerful 'Whose Streets?' documentary comes to Cinema Detroit

    , freep.com

    Rallies across southeastern Michigan Sunday pledged solidarity with anti-racism counter-protests in Charlottesville, Va., after violent weekend clashes led to the death of one demonstrator. Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press. Among the chants uttered by neo-Nazis and white supremacists marching with torches last Friday in Charlottesville was, "Whose streets? Our streets!" It's a phrase long associated with protests for equality, not hatred
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Travel & Recreation

  • Black Restaurant Week debuts across metro Detroit Monday
    Black Restaurant Week debuts across metro Detroit Monday

    , freep.com

    Plus: Harlem's Black Chef Series comes to Detroit next weekend The first Black Restaurant Week in metro Detroit begins Monday with the goal of celebrating and promoting black-owned food and beverage establishments around town. From August 21-27, participating restaurants will offer diners special deals — $25 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner at higher-tier restaurants; and an entree, two sides and a beverage for $15 at the more casual eateries
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Motoring

  • FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec
    FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled on Friday an Aug. 24 media event at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant at which CEO Sergio Marchionne was to have appeared with government and United Auto Workers officials, including Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW’s Fiat Chrysler unit. The event was intended to mark the beginning of production of the Jeep Cherokee, relocated from its previous home in Toledo, Ohio, following a $350 million retooling of the Belvidere plant northwest of Chicago
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Life & Style

  • Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July
    Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July

    , indystar.com

    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks about the life of Southport Police Department's Lt. Aaron Allan, who died in the line of duty last week, during a service at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. INDIANAPOLIS — The state says Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July and is below the national rate of 4.3 percent last month
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Media & Information

  • Social media used to expose white nationalists at Va. rally, but is it fanning the flames?
    Social media used to expose white nationalists at Va. rally, but is it fanning the flames?

    , oregonlive.com

    NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law enforcement in the search for a suspect or by relatives looking for a missing loved one. It was an example of ordinary people trying to harness the power of social media to identify and shame the white nationalists who attended last weekend's violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Science & Nature

  • Morning precipitation possible; skies to clear later
    Morning precipitation possible; skies to clear later

    , omaha.com

    Morning showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The precipitation should move out of the region by midday, with clearing skies taking over through the afternoon into tonight. Afternoon highs should reach the 80s, the National Weather Service office in Valley said. The weather service said a flood warning remains in effect for Seward, Saline and Butler Counties because of high water in the Big Blue River
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