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Pole vaulter Alysha Newman to miss track and field nationals with knee injury

Canadian-record holder Alysha Newman won’t be defending her pole vault title at this weekend’s track and field nationals in Ottawa because of a partially torn patellar tendon in her left knee. Newman, who hasn’t competed since being forced out of the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic by the injury in late May, would risk further damage […]

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Quintero’s hat trick powers Minnesota United past Toronto FC

Darwin Quintero scored three times for the first hat trick in Minnesota United FC history, helping the Loons beat Toronto FC 4-3 on Wednesday night. Minnesota United (6-1-10) snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. Ramon Quintero’s three goals powered Minnesota United FC […]

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The Note: Trump’s golden Supreme Court opportunity

The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump is less into flipping scripts than he is rewriting them altogether. But the plot surrounding his golden opportunity to remake the Supreme Court is playing out according to Trump’s directions, as his self-imposed Monday deadline for making a selection to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy approaches. Generating a […]

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Medics, supplies reach boys soccer team trapped in cave

The 12 boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand appeared healthy and upbeat in new video released Wednesday morning. The footage, taken by the Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday and posted to Facebook, shows the boys and their coach wrapped in foil blankets and sitting clustered […]

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Couple in UK exposed to same poison as ex-Russian spy

Two people in England have been confirmed to have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, the same chemical weapon that was used against an ex-Russian spy earlier this year. British police at Scotland Yard confirmed that the mysterious agent that appears to have caused a couple in their 40s to become critically ill was […]

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Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti’s former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had agreed in January to pay about $2.4 million in back taxes and penalties as part of a resolution of […]

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Trump praises military for keeping US ‘safe, strong, proud’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America “safe, strong, proud, mighty and free” and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. “Two hundred and 42 years ago on July 4, 1776, America’s founders adopted […]

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Life on streets ‘a killer’: New hospice offers end-of-life care to the homeless

Pandora was raped at 15 and, ashamed to face her father, never went home again. Living on the streets, she struggled with mental health and addiction issues — and a medical condition that has been slowly killing her. Pandora was dying, homeless and alone. Then Dr. Naheed Dosani and a team setting up the new Journey […]

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How much online porn do children see unintentionally? Less of it than 5 years ago

You might think that with all the time spent online and swiping at smartphones, young people would be exposed to more unwanted explicit material than ever. But, it turns out, that’s not the case. A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary and published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, examined two […]