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Mike Hessman from Mater Dei is on brink of being minors' home run king

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latimes.com - It takes just the right amount of talent, bad luck and stubborn love of the game to set a career record in professional baseball's minor leagues. A few days ago, during a triple-A game at Fifth Thi...

Art & Entertainment

Alan Cheuse, author, teacher and NPR literary commentator, dies at 75

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washingtonpost.com - Alan Cheuse, who wrote novels and nonfiction while teaching at George Mason University but was perhaps best known for his literary commentary as NPR’s “voice of books,” died July 31 at a hospital i...

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Buddy Emmons, Virtuoso of the Steel Guitar, Dies at 78

nytimes.com - Buddy Emmons, the inventive musician who reimagined and popularized the pedal steel guitar in jazz, country, and western swing bands beginning in the mid-1950s, performing with many of music’s bigg...

Science

Dr. James Jude, Who Helped Develop Use of CPR, Dies at 87

nytimes.com - Dr. James Jude, a thoracic surgeon whose recognition that external manual pressure could revive a stalled heart, and who used that insight to help develop the lifesaving technique now known as card...

Sports

Aja Zanova, Top Czech Skater Who Defected to West, Dies at 84

nytimes.com - Aja Zanova, a world champion figure skater whose defection from Czechoslovakia as a teenager in 1950 made headlines around the world, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 84. Her death, at Mount ...

Art & Entertainment

WWE legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dead at age 61

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washingtonpost.com - Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, left, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, second from left, look on as Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, second from right, steps into the ring to battle Chris Jericho during WrestleMania ...

Stories

John N. Wiernicki, survivor of Auschwitz camp in WWII, dies at 89

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washingtonpost.com - John N. Wiernicki, a U.S. Postal Service architect who as a teenage partisan fought Nazi invaders in his native Poland and survived more than a year in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, died July ...

Environment

Lightning, drought main culprits in Northern California wildfires

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latimes.com - In drought-plagued Northern California, "dry thunderstorms" — lightning and wind with very little rain — are the main cause of roughly two dozen large blazes that have led to one firefighter's deat...

Sports

UFC 190 Live Coverage and Updates: Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia

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latimes.com - UFC 190 takes place Saturday night from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is headlined by a UFC women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Bethe Correia. Rousey is one o...

Science

Howard Jones, doctor who pioneered in vitro fertilization, dies at 104

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washingtonpost.com - Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States at his medical clinic in Virginia, died July 31 at a hospital in Norfolk. He was 104. The cause was respiratory failure, the ...

Environment

Whittier Conservancy sues city to stop development of former youth correctional facility

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latimes.com - The Whittier Conservancy is suing the city of Whittier, hoping to block development on the site of the former Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility.  The City Council voted 5-0 last month to a...

Art & Entertainment

Lynn Anderson, singer who topped charts in 1971, dies at 67

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washingtonpost.com - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” died July 30 at a hospital in Nashville. She was 67. Her publicist said th...

Sports

Yasmani Grandal is the unsung hero in Dodgers' win over Angels

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latimes.com - Clayton Kershaw's eight-inning shutout performance was the story of the afternoon on Saturday, but Yasmani Grandal was pretty good too. Grandal's two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning was...

Sports

In battle of MVPs, even Mike Trout can't stop Angels' skid

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latimes.com - Mike Trout had lost this round of reigning MVP versus reigning MVP, but with Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw out of the game, he had a chance at redemption in the ninth inning. The Angels were ...

World

As Joe Biden resumes official work, so does talk about a 2016 run

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latimes.com - Amid heightened speculation about whether he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Vice President Joe Biden remains at least a month from a decision and has largely left preparatory wor...

Sports

NFL's Deflategate a complication for Las Vegas oddsmakers

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latimes.com - Usually, it's a matter such as a groin pull, weather or a positive drug test that causes Las Vegas bookmakers' heads to spin. By upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game sus...

Sports

Angels' C.J. Wilson likely to have elbow surgery

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latimes.com - Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson stood in the clubhouse Saturday, held up his left arm and offered a demonstration. He bent his arm, and it didn't bend much. Then he straightened his arm, and it didn...

Sports

MLB trade deadline talk takes away the proper focus of the game

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latimes.com - The trade deadline is like the mirror at the carnival fun house. You might be stretched impossibly tall, or widened impossibly fat. You still can see, but the view is distorted. The relentless cove...

Education

Neighbors push back against private schools' plans to expand

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latimes.com - Even as some public schools struggle to repair leaky plumbing and cracked concrete, elite private campuses throughout the Los Angeles area are embarking on big-ticket upgrades to satisfy growing de...

Art & Entertainment

Billy Joel Boulevard? N.Y. lawmakers question if honor should be given to the living

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latimes.com - If so inclined, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Buddy Guy, Dave Grohl and the rock bands Korn and Flaming Lips can stroll along streets or alleyways bearing their names. A bill that would rename a stretch of...

Art & Entertainment

Victims in video voyeurism case call for tougher punishment of such crimes

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latimes.com - Kevin Thomas Roy worked on the production crews of some of Hollywood's biggest movies, including the "Lone Ranger," "Transcendence" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." But it was the...

Sports

For volunteer cheerleaders at Special Olympics, their job is a serious labor of love

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latimes.com - Joseph Fernandez and Cole Kaden sat in packed bleachers at the Los Angeles Convention Center, watching two teams in uniform — Denmark in red, India in blue — move a ball up and down a court using o...

Sports

American Pharoah returns to racing Sunday in Haskell

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latimes.com - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is leaving nothing to chance as American Pharoah returns to competition for the first time since the colt became the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years. Baffer...

Art & Entertainment

U2's special guests in NYC: Springsteen on stage, Clintons in the crowd

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latimes.com - Fans who saw the last show of U2’s North American tour Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York City had an incredible bit of luck. For one thing, Bill Clinton was in the house, but blessedly re...

World

Palestinian teen dies after being shot during clash with Israeli soldiers

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latimes.com - — A Palestinian teenager died of wounds Saturday sustained a day earlier during a West Bank protest against an arson attack on a Palestinian family that killed a toddler and critically injured his ...

Sports

Clayton Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings in 3-1 win

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latimes.com - Worried about Clayton Kershaw? Concerned that soreness in his hip region might return your favorite National League MVP to common man status? Fear not, the Dodgers’ ace left-hander looked absolutel...

Sports

Dallas Cowboys are on unfamiliar turf with committee of running backs

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latimes.com - There's a common thread that runs through most winning Dallas Cowboys teams, a hallmark of all that success. Whether it was Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, Emmitt Smith, or most recently DeMarco Mur...

Sports

Giovani dos Santos looks to settle in with Galaxy

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latimes.com - Giovani dos Santos was still in grade school when he left his family's home in Mexico nearly 15 years ago. He wasn't running away. In fact, he took his father and younger brother to Spain with him ...

Sports

NFL running backs on the move

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latimes.com - If we learned anything about NFL running backs this off-season, it's that they are highly replaceable. That's how franchises seem to view them, at least, with the Dallas Cowboys allowing their sing...

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