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Can Taco Bell's former chief restore Chipotle's once sizzling growth?

After surviving outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. hopes former Taco Bell chief Brian Niccol is the right choice for CEO.
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Trump to call for the death penalty for some opioid dealers, but White House won't say how it would be applied
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:30:00 +0100
President Trump plans to push ahead with a controversial call for the death penalty for some drug dealers as part of a larger initiative to fight opioid abuse, a senior White House official said Sunday. But in a conference call with reporters, a senior...
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USC will continue on in the NIT without Chimezie Metu
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:05:00 +0100
USC is preparing to play its remaining games in the National Invitation Tournament without leading scorer Chimezie Metu. Metu told coaches and teammates before an opening-round victory over North Carolina Asheville that he would not play in the tournament...
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Martin Truex Jr. wins Auto Club 400; Kevin Harvick's winning streak derailed by crash
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:55:00 +0100
Martin Truex Jr. drove a dominant race to win the Auto Club 400 in Fontana on Sunday as Kevin Harvick failed in his bid to win four consecutive races. It was the first time that Truex, the reigning champion in NASCAR’s top-level Monster Energy Cup Series,...
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Rory McIlroy surges to victory at Bay Hill; Tiger Woods is fifth
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:45:00 +0100
The loudest roars at Bay Hill were for Tiger Woods. The last ones were for Rory McIlroy. McIlroy left some indelible images of his own Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., with a back-nine charge that would have made the King proud,...
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Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels seize Afrin, Syria, after nearly two-month offensive
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:40:00 +0100
The Syrian Kurd dream of creating an autonomous state stretching across the country’s north suffered a crushing blow Sunday when Turkey-backed rebel forces routed a militia from the city of Afrin after a nearly two-month offensive. The enclave along...
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Exploiting Facebook data to influence voters? That’s a feature, not a bug, of the social network
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:10:00 +0100
With each comment, like and share, users provide Facebook with a deeply personal window into their lives. The result of that voluntary behavior? Advertisers looking to finely target their pitches can glean someone’s hobbies, what they like to eat and...
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L.A. Marathon: Montana teacher enjoys hanging with top runners — and finishing among top Americans
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:00 +0100
After 14 miles, Heather Lieberg, 38, a mother of three from Montana, looked up to see no one in front of her Sunday at the Los Angeles Marathon. Although others felt the 47-degree temperature at the race’s start was too cool, she considered the light...
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Naomi Osaka beats Daria Kasatkina to win BNP Paribas Open title
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:55:00 +0100
Naomi Osaka routed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open in a matchup of 20-year-old rising stars and earn the first title of her career. Osaka's win on Sunday capped a run that included victories over two-time winner Maria Sharapova,...
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Sons of NBA players will get a chance to play on an NBA court in California state championships this weekend
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:15:00 +0100
There were close to a dozen sons of former NBA players playing high school basketball in Southern California this season, and five will get the chance to play in a real NBA arena this weekend as the state championships are held at the Golden 1 Center...
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Weldon Kirui of Kenya finds redemption in familiar spot at L.A. Marathon
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:05:00 +0100
In a redemptive push near the exact spot where he faded a year earlier, Kenya’s Weldon Kirui won the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday for the second time in three years. Kirui, 29, collected the winner’s $25,000 purse after completing the 26.2-mile...
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Dodgers set pitching rotation full of lefties
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:05:00 +0100
Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill will start the season-opening series against the San Francisco Giants, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the fifth starter. He’ll start the opener of the Dodgers’ first...
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Trump fumes at Mueller probe; some Republicans warn him not to move against special counsel
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:50:00 +0100
President Trump stepped up his attacks against Robert S. Mueller III on Sunday even as some Republican allies cautioned the president against any move to fire the special counsel, who is carrying out a broad investigation arising from Russian interference...
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Russian election: 'It doesn't matter who you vote for, all the votes go to Putin'
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:35:00 +0100
Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to win his fourth term Sunday in an election that seemed more like a formality than an exercise in democracy. Although seven other candidates were on the ballot, Putin’s biggest competition seemed to be voter...
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What we learned from the Kings' 3-0 loss to the Devils
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0100
The Kings versus Keith Kinkaid is a bad proposition. The Kings versus Keith Kinkaid in a day game? Forget about it. They already had a poor record against the New Jersey Devils goalie, plus a recent run of home afternoon clunkers. All of that converged...
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With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0100
Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble. Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were...
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