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Ohtani could be sidelined for season as pitcher

· Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won't pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season.

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Heavy security amid Capitol riot supporters' rally

· USA Today · 10h ago · Authorities placed the area around the US Capitol under heavy security ahead of a rally on Saturday in support of rioters imprisoned after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. (Sept. 18)

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Taliban replace women's government ministry

· Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have replaced the women’s ministry with an all-male “vice and virtue ministry" tasked with enforcing the group’s rigid interpretation of Islam

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Telegram Blocks Russian Opposition Bot as Google, Apple Pull App

Bloomberg · 15h ago · Telegram, the social media platform used by protesters from Iran to Belarus, blocked a “smart voting” channel with recommendations for candidates in Russia’s parliamentary elections aimed at defeating ruling party nominees.

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Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open

· An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday as polls opened across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election

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Law Enforcement on High Alert for Saturday’s Capitol Protest

· Bloomberg · Sep 17, 2021 · Law enforcement officials are determined to avoid a repeat of the security breakdowns during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and are preparing for the worst ahead of a Saturday rally in support of those arrested after the insurrection.

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ABC News · Sep 17, 2021 ·

Colorado school shooter to be sentenced to life in prison

· A former high school student convicted of teaming up with a classmate in a plot to kill teens in a suburban Denver high school in 2019 is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without parole

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Fire crews keep up drive to protect sequoias

USA Today · 13h ago · Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of gigantic ancient sequoias. (Sept. 18)

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Justworks files for confidential IPO

Business Journals · 2h ago · Software maker Justworks has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.The New York-based company, which makes cloud-based payroll and

User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch · 6h ago · TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday.

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Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional

TechCrunch · 8h ago · BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions in the emotional artificial intelligence and people management space: Motive and Impraise.

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OU's Riley: Almost challenged my own team's INT

ESPN · 4h ago · Referring to Oklahoma CB D.J. Graham's one-handed interception on fourth down at the Sooner 3-yard line in Saturday's win over Nebraska, Lincoln Riley said he "might have been the first coach in history to challenge a play we got an interception on."

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No. 16 Coastal Carolina holds on to beat Buffalo 28-25

Fox News · 7h ago · Grayson McCall threw for three touchdowns, Shermari Jones ran for 149 yards and another score, and No. 16 Coastal Carolina held on to beat Buffalo 28-25 on Saturday for its first road win of the season.

No. 16 Coastal Carolina holds on to beat Buffalo 28-25

· ABC News · 7h ago · Grayson McCall threw for three touchdowns, Shermari Jones ran for 149 yards and another score, and No. 16 Coastal Carolina held on to beat Buffalo 28-25 for its first road win of the season

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No. 20 Arkansas smashes Georgia Southern, 45-10

Fox News · 3h ago · KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns to lead No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

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Young holds up, No. 1 Alabama holds off No. 11 Florida 31-29

· Fox News · 3h ago · Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped top-ranked Alabama hold off No. 11 Florida 31-29 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

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La Russa, Wright suspended for hitting Ohtani

ESPN · 4h ago · Tony La Russa will serve his one-game suspension on Saturday, while pitcher Mike Wright will appeal his three-game ban for hitting Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani with a pitch in Thursday's game.

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Sánchez error leads to 7-run inning, Indians slow Yanks 11-3

Fox News · 5h ago · Gary Sánchez failed to catch a foul popup that led to a seven-run fifth inning capped by Andrés Giménez's three-run homer, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Yankees 11-3 on Saturday to slow New York's playoff run.

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Sánchez error leads to 7-run inning, Indians slow Yanks 11-3

· Gary Sánchez failed to catch a foul popup that led to a seven-run fifth inning capped by Andrés Giménez's three-run homer, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Yankees 11-3 on Saturday to slow New York’s playoff run

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Levis, Ajian help Kentucky rally past FCS Chattanooga 28-23

Fox News · 7h ago · Will Levis overcame two interceptions to throw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Isaiah Cummings, safety Tyrell Ajian returned an interception 95 yards with 7:40 remaining, and Kentucky rallied past Chattanooga 28-23 on Saturday.

Levis, Ajian help Kentucky rally past FCS Chattanooga 28-23

· ABC News · 7h ago · Will Levis overcame two interceptions to throw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Isaiah Cummings, safety Tyrell Ajian returned an interception 95 yards with 7:40 remaining, and Kentucky rallied past Chattanooga 28-23

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Eagles lock up DE Sweat with 3-year extension

ESPN · 9h ago · The Eagles have signed defensive end Josh Sweat to a three-year extension, the team announced. The deal could be worth up to $43 million and includes $26.9 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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NFL Week 2's best photos

· USA Today · Sep 16, 2021 · Take a look at the best images from Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.

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Loyd ties record, scores 36, Storm top Mercury to get bye

· ABC News · 22h ago · Jewell Loyd tied a WNBA record with 22 points in the first quarter and finished with a career-high 37 and the Seattle Storm secured a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs with a 94-85 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night

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Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

ABC News · 21h ago · Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win

Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

· Fox News · 22h ago · Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night.

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Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

Fox News · 22h ago · Zack Wheeler limited the damage in a short but effective outing against his old team, Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking homer and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night in a showdown between teams clinging to postseason aspirations.

Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

· ABC News · 23h ago · Zack Wheeler limited the damage in a short but effective outing against his old team, Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking homer and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the New York Mets 4-3 in a showdown between teams clinging to postseason aspirations

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Guerrero hits 46th HR, but Twins hit 3 in row, top Blue Jays

Fox News · 22h ago · Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Friday night.

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Sale returns, Red Sox send Orioles to loss No. 100, 7-1

Fox News · 23h ago · Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, and Bobby Dalbec homered to help the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-1 on Friday night and send the Orioles to their 100th loss of the season.

Sale returns, Red Sox send Orioles to loss No. 100, 7-1

· ABC News · 23h ago · Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, and Bobby Dalbec homered to help the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-1 and send the Orioles to their 100th loss of the season

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Castillo outdoes Buehler, Reds end Dodgers' win streak at 6

Fox News · 23h ago · Luis Castillo struck out 10 while outpitching Walker Buehler, Kyle Farmer doubled twice against his former team and the Cincinnati Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Friday night.


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Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

· Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States

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France recalls ambassador to U.S. over submarine deal

· France recalled its ambassador to the U.S. after the U.S. and the U.K. reached a deal with Australia to build nuclear submarines for the nation. The French had their own deal with Australia, which was scrapped.

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Afghan survivors of US drone strike: Sorry 'is not enough'

· The Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children, on the eve of the U.S. pullout from the country, say that an apology is not enough

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Japan ruling party begins race to pick Suga successor

· Washington Post · Sep 16, 2021 · Japan has kicked off official election campaigning for the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose winner is almost assured to become the next prime minister

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Yemen's Houthis execute 9 over senior official's killing

Washington Post · 15h ago · Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have executed nine people for their alleged involvement in the killing of a senior Houthi official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago

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Yemen's Houthis execute 9 over senior official's killing

· Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have executed nine people for their alleged involvement in the killing of a senior Houthi official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago

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Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage

Washington Post · 15h ago · Syria’s electricity minister says an attack with explosive devices laid along a natural gas pipeline southeast of Syria’s capital knocked out power in parts of the country before it was quickly restored

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Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage

· Syria's electricity minister says an attack with explosive devices laid along a natural gas pipeline southeast of Syria’s capital knocked out power in parts of the country before it was quickly restored

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Yeast and bacteria together biosynthesize plant hormones for weed control

Science Daily · 14h ago · Plants regulate their growth using hormones, including a group called strigolactones that prevent excessive budding and branching. Strigolactones also help plant roots form symbiotic relationships with microorganisms that allow the plant to absorb nutrients from the soil.

Infants exposed to domestic violence have poorer cognitive development

Science Daily · 14h ago · Infants coming from homes with domestic violence often go on to have worse academic outcomes in school due to neurodevelopmental lags and a higher risk for a variety of health issues, including gastrointestinal distress, trouble eating and sleeping, as well as stress and illness.

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Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

ABC News · 10h ago · One of the country’s top abortion-rights activists is warning that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue

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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’ Wins TIFF People’s Choice Award

· Variety · 2h ago · Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The Platform Jury prize went to “Yuni,” directed by Kamila Andini, while the People’s Choice Documentary Award winner went to “The Rescue,” directed by E.

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Pelé in 'semi-intensive' care, daughter says he's doing well

· Fox News · 23h ago · Brazilian soccer great Pelé “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday.

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Who Shot Walker Daugherty?

Longform · Sep 17, 2021 · A shoot-out at a Big Bend ranch captured the nation’s attention: first as an alleged ambush by undocumented migrants, then as a fear-mongering hoax. The real story is much more mysterious.

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · Sep 17, 2021 · This week, we're sharing stories from Diana Moskovitz, Kathryn Ivey, Katherine Laidlaw, Chris Colin, and Josh Dzieza.

Longform Podcast #456: Sarah A. Topol

Longform · Sep 15, 2021 · Sarah A. Topol is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. Her latest feature is ”Is Taiwan Next?””I think you never actually ask people head-on about what they've been through.

Courtney’s Story

Longform · Sep 15, 2021 · Three years ago, college football was rocked by a domestic violence scandal that ended with Ohio State firing assistant coach Zach Smith and suspending head coach Urban Meyer.