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Angels mailbag: Why so many games?

Hello, Angels fans. Your favorite baseball team is off Monday. For a night, their record will rest at 36-37, which translates to an 80-win pace for a full season. If it seems like they have been hovering around .500 all year, it is because they have. As always, there is a plenty to talk about concerning...
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It's an awkward dance as the U.S., Russia and Iran all zero in on Islamic State
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:15:00 +0200
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A look at Saturday's World Cup schedule
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:00:00 +0200
A look at the matchups for World Cup games Saturday: GROUP G BELGIUM VS. TUNISIA Where: Moscow Time: 5 a.m. PDT TV: Fox, Telemundo The buzz: How good is Belgium? After it beat Panama 3-0 in its opener, the Central Americans celebrated the fact the...
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Delta bans pit bulls as emotional support animals, citing dog attacks
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:45:00 +0200
Kathryn Hurley, a director at a Los Angeles dog rescue service, has been flying for years with her pit bull dog, Jax, an emotional support animal that has been trained to behave on a flight. She learned the hard way that Delta Air Lines has new restrictions...
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White House split over hard-line stance on trade war with China
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:45:00 +0200
Some White House officials are trying to restart talks with China to avoid a trade war before U.S. tariffs on Chinese products take effect July 6, three people familiar with the plans said, setting up a battle with others in the administration who favor...
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EU trade tariffs take effect in latest rift between U.S. and its closest allies
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:30:00 +0200
After months of escalating trade tensions between Europe and the United States, the European Union's retaliatory tariffs took effect Friday, ushering in a new era of hostility between the Trump administration and some of America's closest allies. The...
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North Korea is expected to turn over remains of war casualties. One California woman hopes her father's are among them
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:00:00 +0200
The two children of Samuel Baxter, who died in the Korean War, barely knew their father but have carried his memory for six decades. Now they wonder whether they might someday get their father's remains home.
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Stocks open higher; energy companies and oil prices surge
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:30:00 +0200
U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC are discussing an increase in production, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. Industrial and basic materials companies...
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Only a few California hotels call themselves cannabis friendly, but they say it is a profitable move
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0200
A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms....
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Full vending machines. Pot on the pillow. What some California hotels are doing to attract marijuana smokers
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0200
A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms....
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Higher interest rates are spurring a subtle shift to cash investments. But don't expect to get rich
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0200
Cash is creeping back. With interest rates rising and the stock market cooling from its big gains last year, some savers and investors are placing more money into once-dormant cash-related products such as money market funds, bank certificates of deposit...
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Trump's bashing of Angela Merkel might help her keep a grip on power in Germany
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
President Trump appears to have it out for Angela Merkel. Taking aim at the German chancellor’s decision to let in more than 1.4 million refugees — mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan — he tweeted this week that “the people of Germany are...
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A year after declaring tougher Cuba policy, White House sits on the sidelines as Havana faces change
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
A year ago, President Trump announced tougher policies concerning Cuba, reinstating travel and trade restrictions eased by the historic Obama-era opening between Washington and Havana. As a result, the United States today is largely sitting on the sidelines...
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What it's like to be interviewed for a job by Koko the gorilla: 'She had a lot to say'
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
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There's little economic justification for tipping. But we can't stop doing it
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
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