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'It’s important to have scientific voices heard at all levels of government'

314 Action founder Shaughnessy Naughton explains why she wants to see more scientifically minded candidates running for office.
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In the solitary world of video poker, Stephen Paddock knew how to win. Until he didn't
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Stephen Paddock wanted to win and, like any savvy video poker player, knew which machine to lock down at Mandalay Bay. There was only one in the casino — a Jacks-or-better 9-6 machine, meaning it paid 9-to-1 credits on the full house and 6-1 on the...
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Did vineyards keep wine country fire from getting worse?
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Christian Palmaz used hoes, shovels and rakes to keep flames from his family’s 19th century vineyard estate home on the flanks of Mt. St. George in eastern Napa County. But he didn’t have to worry about his vines. They’re green, very much alive,...
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Trump unleashes himself from would-be handlers, lashing out mornings, nights and weekends
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:55:00 +0200
When President Trump agreed last month with Democrats to strike a deal granting legal status to so-called Dreamers brought to this country illegally as children, his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, was all for it. Another Trump confidant disagreed: Fox...
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Stocks open slightly higher; tech and energy companies edge up
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:55:00 +0200
Stocks are opening slightly higher as technology and energy companies inch upward. Seagate Technology rose 1.2% in early trading Monday, and Chevron rose 0.5%. General Electric fell 2% after the company named a new director to its board and announced...
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Clippers pick up another win, 130-88 over Suns, and another injury
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:35:00 +0200
In a season already full of too many injury issues, the Clippers suffered yet another problem when guard Milos Teodosic sustained a left-foot injury late in the second quarter and did not return during his team’s 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns...
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The Irish just keep running and running and running over Trojans
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:10:00 +0200
It was late in the second quarter when Brandon Wimbush dropped back to pass and suddenly found himself under pressure. The Notre Dame quarterback ducked a rusher and took off, sprinting toward the sideline. Pure speed got him to the corner, where he juked...
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USC doesn't put up much of a fight in 49-14 loss to Notre Dame
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:50:00 +0200
USC is bad. It has escaped with close wins over unranked, not-quite-powerhouses such as Western Michigan, California and Utah. USC is great. The Trojans have won six of seven games and are positioned well for the College Football Playoff so long as they...
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NBA roundup: Warrior fall to the Grizzlies while losing their cool
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +0200
The Golden State Warriors not only lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, they lost their cool in the closing minute. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were ejected with 43 seconds left Saturday night, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Warriors in a...
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NBA roundup: Warriors fall to the Grizzlies while losing their cool
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +0200
The Golden State Warriors not only lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, they lost their cool in the closing minute. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were ejected with 43 seconds left Saturday night, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Warriors in a...
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Lakers report: Kuzma rebounds from struggling debut for improved Game 2
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:15:00 +0200
Lonzo Ball wasn’t the only rookie who played better in his second game than his first. After a blistering Summer League and preseason campaign, Kyle Kuzma struggled in his first regular season NBA game. While Kuzma finished Thursday’s game with eight...
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Clippers guard Milos Teodosic injures left foot during game against Suns
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:05:00 +0200
Clippers guard Milos Teodosic sustained a left foot injury late in the second quarter and did not return during his team’s game against the Phoenix Suns Saturday night at Staples Center. Teodosic stepped on Suns guard Devin Booker’s foot and fell...
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Bruins rusher brings back memories of Michael Vick with soaring takeoff for touchdown
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:45:00 +0200
Bolu Olorunfunmi might be hearing from federal aviation officials after his unscheduled takeoff at the Rose Bowl. The UCLA tailback-turned-hurdler went airborne at the end of his 22-yard touchdown run in the third quarter Saturday, planting his feet onto...
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Bruins get much-needed boost from walk-on receiver Christian Pabico
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:35:00 +0200
On a day that UCLA needed a spark, an exemplary effort, a smile, walk-on wide receiver Christian Pabico delivered on all counts. His value to the Bruins went beyond the obvious, that his first career touchdown reception became their second score in a...
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Anze Kopitar has two goals to help Kings stay unbeaten with 6-4 victory over Blue Jackets
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:25:00 +0200
They didn’t see this coming. They carried the usual positivity into the season, which usually gets ruined by the first few losses. But the Kings aren’t there yet, nor did they predict being here, at 6-0-1. Not after Anze Kopitar reached out and lifted...
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Astros to face Dodgers in World Series after shutting out Yankees in Game 7 of ALCS
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:15:00 +0200
Fifty feet from home plate, Jose Altuve’s bat hit ground. The baseball touched down 314 feet further, in the third row of the right-field seats. He had swung hard, and he had not let go. The smallest man on the field carried his weapon until he was...
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