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Nextdoor becomes home to real estate listings

Nextdoor, the neighborhood-based social media platform, is betting on real estate listings as the next step in its business. The Facebook-like website and mobile application launched a home-listing section Tuesday in Los Angeles and nine other cities that it hopes will be a hit with advertisers....
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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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Philip Rivers sees opportunity for Chargers to really turn around season if they can beat the Broncos
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:40:00 +0200
Winning suits Philip Rivers. The smiles are a little wider. The belt buckles are a little shinier. The bolo ties are a little longer. It’s why Rivers walked to the postgame podium Sunday and told everyone that he had no idea “2-4 could feel so good.”...
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The Dodgers' brain trust has its own version of 'Moneyball'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:20:00 +0200
There is no shortage of ways to explain the Dodgers’ success this season, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon came up with a new one Wednesday. “Their yin and their yang,” Maddon said. That was Maddon’s way of saluting the Dodgers’ depth and...
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SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, including 79 in California
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:00:00 +0200
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which has struggled with declining attendance, said Wednesday that it is cutting 350 positions. The company is laying off people and not refilling open positions across the company, although the cuts primarily affect its corporate...
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Yankees are one win from World Series after beating Astros 5-0 in Game 5 of ALCS
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:50:00 +0200
This week, Dallas Keuchel mentioned two particular joys of his job as a Houston Astros starting pitcher. One is when he takes the mound for the first inning, the nerves building within him. He likes to take one deep breath and soak in the atmosphere in...
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Rams are reaping returns from receiver Pharoh Cooper on special teams
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0200
Almost every time her son prepares to field a kickoff, when nerves overcome Tanya Cooper and it gets to be too much, she defaults to a tried-and-true game plan. She turns her head to look away and asks her husband Glenn — or anyone else nearby — an...
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Lonzo Ball's learning curve starts by playing against defensive star Patrick Beverley
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0200
The young man at the center of all the commotion smiled calmly on Wednesday, the day before the first meaningful game of his NBA career. Lonzo Ball is rarely any other way. “It is going to be a lot of fun,” Ball said. On Thursday night the Lakers...
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Stage set for showdown: Catalonia faces Spanish deadline to drop independence bid or see possible takeover
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0200
Spain and Catalonia hurtled toward a potential secession showdown, with the president of the northeastern region facing a Thursday deadline set by the central government to back away from a bid for independence. Madrid has warned that if Catalonia moves...
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A global primal scream: #MeToo (#YoTambien #QuellaVoltaChe #גםאנחנו أنا_كمان#)
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:25:00 +0200
Social media around the world responded with something like a primal scream to American actress Alyssa Milano’s Twitter request that women tell their stories of sexual harassment or assault with the hashtag #MeToo. Milano’s campaign grew out of accusations...
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