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Philippine police killed Kathrina Polo’s husband. Now she’s fighting back

The rain was relentless the night Cherwen Polo turned 38, transforming his slum into a slurry of mud and garbage. Water leaked through his corrugated tin roof. Inside, he and four friends had been celebrating for hours, drinking late into the night. There was a knock at the door. It was the police....
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Young Americans are waking up to their grim financial future
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:30:00 +0200
Lately I’ve been losing track of how old everyone is. Friends, co-workers and family members are resisting middle age with vigorous exercise, careful diets and regular doctor visits. Even when 50-year-olds look like they’re 50, they often dress or...
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College World Series: Oregon State's offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Mississippi State
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:20:00 +0200
Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead, Brandon Eisert pitched a season-long 5 1/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief, and the Beavers beat Mississippi State 12-2 in the College World Series on Friday to set up a bracket final rematch....
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Trump threatens tariffs on European auto imports in escalation of trade dispute
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:15:00 +0200
President Trump on Friday reiterated his threat to place a hefty tariff on automobiles imported from the European Union if the trading bloc doesn’t remove tariffs placed on a variety of U.S. products as part of an escalating trade war he triggered....
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Former Pro Bowler Brandon Browner pleads no contest to battery, cruelty to a child
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:00:00 +0200
Former Pro Bowl defensive back Brandon Browner pleaded no contest this week to misdemeanor charges of battery and cruelty to a child by inflicting injury, the latest legal problem for the one-time member of the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and...
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to start Saturday against Mets
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:50:00 +0200
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has accelerated his return to the big-league roster. Kershaw will start Saturday at Citi Field in New York after being allowed to skip his scheduled minor-league rehabilitation outing with triple-A Oklahoma City. Kershaw has...
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U.N.'s poverty monitor says U.S. is 'like the kid who takes his football and goes home'
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:45:00 +0200
The U.N. monitor of extreme poverty stepped up his criticism of the Trump administration Friday, accusing the United States of failing to engage in promoting human rights and “behaving like the kid who takes his football and goes home.” “In any...
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Golf: Steve Stricker leads hometown PGA Tour Champions event
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:10:00 +0200
Steve Stricker made himself at home at the top of the leaderboard on a rainy and breezy Friday at the American Family Insurance Championship. The hometown star and tournament host shot an eight-under 64 at University Ridge to take a one-stroke lead over...
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Two former hockey players sue the league, claiming it didn't warn about CTE
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:50:00 +0200
Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton have filed a lawsuit against the NHL alleging the league withheld information on the risks of incurring chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been...
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U.S. Olympic leaders expect to face Congress again next month over Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:15:00 +0200
Emerging from a day of private meetings on Capitol Hill, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Friday they were told to expect another congressional hearing on the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked amateur athletics. It was just a few weeks ago the USOC...
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Mexican team isn't just playing well, it's eating well too
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 +0200
An army travels on its stomach. So, apparently, do soccer teams since the Mexican national team brought two tons of food to Russia. “We brought a lot of food and we also brought a chef to make every dish as the player likes it,” nutritionist Beatriz...
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Stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:40:00 +0200
Oil prices and energy stocks rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. Though trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. The Dow Jones...
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Sunil Gulati deserves an assist for bringing 2026 World Cup to North America
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:35:00 +0200
A little over an hour after FIFA awarded the 2026 World Cup to the U.S., Mexico and Canada earlier this month, the three co-chairmen of the United 2026 bid committee took the stage for a news conference at Moscow’s sprawling Expo Center. Carlos Cordeiro,...
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As U.S. airlines resist flying immigrant children taken from parents, Volaris offers to reunite families
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:30:00 +0200
Several of the nation’s biggest airlines, including American and United, last week jumped into the fray over children who were being separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy. The carriers notified...
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Rams open training camp July 26 at UC Irvine
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:25:00 +0200
The Rams open training camp on July 26, the first of 12 practices that will be open to the public at UC Irvine. Practices are open July 26, 28, 29, 30, and Aug. 1, 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16. Workouts begin at 3 p.m., except for Aug. 16, when it starts...
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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
Here on the banks of the Euphrates River, children play, as they have for centuries, on frond-laced banks, watching fishing boats cut through the placid water. Nearby, farmers plant crops in lush bottomlands. The bucolic setting belies the complex battle...
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