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Is trading for Jose Quintana enough to get Cubs back in playoffs?

Is trading for Jose Quintana enough to get Cubs back in playoffs?

Jimenez, Rose and Flete have all been assigned to Winston-Salem, who are now in Myrtle Beach for a three-game series. They trail the first-place Milwaukee Brewers (50-41) by 5½ games. The 28-year old lefty spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the White Sox and sports a career 3.51 ERA , 1.25 WHIP , 6.5% walk rate, 20.4% strikeout rate, and a 0.84 home runs per 9 innings ratio. Read More

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Know the laws, be safe when using fireworks

Know the laws, be safe when using fireworks

The pyrotechnics association also noted a reduction in firework-related injuries in states and areas with more liberal fireworks laws, Heckman said. Lewistown will hold its fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 9 p.m. A person who possesses or uses fireworks without a valid permit or who sells to a person who does not have a valid permit is subject to a forfeiture of up to $1,000 per violation. Read More

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India rolls out biggest tax reforms since Independence

India rolls out biggest tax reforms since Independence

The GST measures took more than a decade to get through parliament , with political disagreement resulting in the creation of four tax rates instead of a single one, as had been originally envisioned. Women activists all across the country have questioned the GST Council whether 'sindoor 'or sanitary pads are more necessary for women. India made the biggest tax system reform in its history when it transitioned to the goods and service tax (GST ) regime on Friday night. Read More

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Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

However, it's proven anything but, with the Kiwi boat having won seven of the eight races to the line to date. Team New Zealand has won six races but began with a negative point because Oracle won the qualifiers. Now he's closing in on adding his name to a list of America's Cup winners that includes Dennis Conner, fellow New Zealander Russell Coutts and Ted Turner. Read More

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Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area, told the throng of reporters stationed outside that Warmbier was "an fantastic young man" from a resilient family and that North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who died Monday. Read More

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David Davis leaves door open to leaving EU without a deal

Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want finance minister Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported. Mrs May was fatally wounded after losing her majority in this month's election and having to rely on the DUP to prop up a minority government. However, while he said he took his "share of the blame", he suggested that the party's misjudged election strategy was ... Read More

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Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar , saying the base was a guarantor of regional security, and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha. "We cannot expect an end to the crisis, solutions are not yet developed and the countries besieged Qatar have not provided any clear reasons for the steps they have taken", he said. Read More

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Popular Telegu actor Ravi Teja's brother died in a road accident

Popular Telegu actor Ravi Teja's brother died in a road accident

Tollywood actor Ravi Teja's brother Bharath, well known for playing supporting roles in popular movies has met an unfortunate accident in Hyderabad , his vehicle hit the lorry at Outer Ring Road, Kavvalaguda, near Shamshabad. Ravi Teja's family hail from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. A case has been registered under section 304-A and further probe is on. The police were unable to identify the victim till Sunday morning as his face was completely disfigured in the accident. Read More

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South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

It's the first time a pool of mosquitoes have tested positive this season. West Nile Virus has shown up earlier this year than in past years. Late spring rain leaves behind stagnant water that creates the ideal mosquito breeding conditions and the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to "drain after the rain" to prevent mosquitoes. Read More

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Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)

Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)

Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media. Several protesters were forcibly removed from their wheelchairs. After the closely guarded legislation - which was written entirely behind closed doors - was finally unveiled on Thursday morning, a protest formed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch ... Read More

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Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

He said it only benefits millionaires. The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. "I want to get to yes, and the way to get to yes is to fix the underlying problems". Johnson said. "I'm making a lot of calls [Friday, Saturday], Sunday reviewing the bill, I just think I'll need more time to do the due diligence to make an informed vote in getting the yes". Read More

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House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

After everything that's happened over the past seven months, anti-Pelosi Democrats have a right to make their case. "We just don't have either one of those in the present leadership". They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Read More

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Here's What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

Here's What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with historical tradition. In written remarks introducing the government plan, Mrs May admitted that the election result was not what she had hoped for. "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities". Read More

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Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Absolutely. But there's nothing to justify the complete and utter demonization of her. Pelosi is widely regarded as a strong legislative strategist, a smart, savvy leader . And yet, earlier this week in the face of the Democratic party's special election losses, Pelosi remained outwardly optimistic. It comes at a cost: Pelosi is Republicans' biggest fundraising star, too. Read More

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Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts. Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. Read More

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Yemen to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses by UAE, US

Yemen to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses by UAE, US

Senators John McCain, the Senate committee's Republican chairman, and Jack Reed, its ranking Democrat, asked Mattis to conduct an immediate review of the alleged abuses, including of US support to the forces involved. The American officials confirmed that the USA provides questions to the Emiratis and receives transcripts of their interrogations. Drawing on accounts from former detainees, families of people held in Yemen prisons, lawyers and Yemeni officials, HRW and AP said torture was rife ... Read More

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Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

With the proposed fine set at zero for individuals, many people will drop their overpriced medical insurance. Health insurers Anthem and MDwise are both withdrawing from the ACA's IN marketplace next year. The mandate is seen as crucial to encouraging healthy people to enroll and balance the costs an insurer incurs from people who use their insurance. Everyone knows the Senate is trying to ram through their version of the GOP House health care bill called the American Healthcare Act ... Read More

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Jacob deGrom shines as Mets top Giants 5-2

Jacob deGrom shines as Mets top Giants 5-2

He's 8 for 18 with three home runs in his last four games at AT&T Park going back to last season. Cueto might have the recent history, but the Mets will employ the hot pitcher Saturday in deGrom. He almost exited without a decision, but the Mets rallied for three runs over the eighth and ninth innings. Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth off Lugo that spoiled his bid for a fifth straight quality start. Read More

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What happens to Instacart in the Amazon-Whole Foods deal?

What happens to Instacart in the Amazon-Whole Foods deal?

Online retail giant Amazon made a dramatic push into brick-and-mortar retail Friday with the almost $14 billion purchase of Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market . The items are logged electronically and applied to the customer's account, using an app on the customer's smartphone. In addition, Instacart has a number of advertising partnerships with consumer packaged goods companies that pay to reach out to Instacart customers as they're shopping digitally. Read More

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Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

Trump also claimed in the clip that "all" of the staffers that Mueller has hired to assist him in the investigation are Hillary Clinton supporters. This is what struck me most about the AP's defense of Comey and Mueller: they really aren't good friends at all. "We're going to have to see". He added that health care is "a very complicated situation from the standpoint, you do something that's good for one group but bad for another". Read More

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Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

The answer? "I've been going to Larry's", he said. I like Jayson Tatum , I've said he's was the most NBA-ready player in this year's draft, but does adding him put you over the top in the Eastern Conference? The team went with Jabari Bird, a 6-6 shooting guard from California, where he was a teammate of current Celtic Jaylen Brown. Read More

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Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

And the losses may help the party clarify its message, which is lost somewhere between the liberal leanings of Bernie Sanders and the cautious middle-of-the-roaders like Ossoff . "The margins that we've been able to close and the gap narrowing is incredibly encouraging", said Tariq Thowfeek, a spokesperson Texas Democratic Party . Read More

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Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

Heller made his announcement at a press conference where he was joined by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who previously has been critical of the GOP's efforts to eliminate the expansion as part of their Affordable Care Act repeal . Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada just knifed TrumpCare, and it may not recover. "Because, to be honest, the only way anything ever works here in Washington is when regular people stand up and demand something change", Sen. Read More

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