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Early signs point to devastating California fire season

[ad_1] By Andrew Hay (Reuters) – California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month – even before the peak season begins. Record ...

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Osaka to face Azarenka for WTA title, Raonic advances

[ad_1] Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka won the semi-final match she once vowed not to play, defeating Belgium’s Elise Mertens on Friday to reach the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final. Osaka’s 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) victory advanced her into Saturday’s championship match against two-time Australian Open winner Victoria ...

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NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

[ad_1] LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote – hopefully in their home arenas. And they want to keep playing basketball. Teams returned to the court Friday after the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed ...

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Feds gripe about wall backer’s rants against prosecution

[ad_1] Federal prosecutors are urging a recently indicted border-security advocate to clam up or face the possibility of a gag order limiting his ability to speak out publicly about the criminal case he is facing. Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan wrote to a federal judge Friday to ...

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Tigers, Twins have doubleheader postponed because of weather

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Friday’s doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins was postponed because of bad weather. The teams now have a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday that allows them to make up one of Friday’s two games. A makeup date for the other postponed game has not been ...

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White House dismisses NBA’s call for social justice reform

[ad_1] The White House has summarily dismissed the NBA’s calls for social justice. There is no other way to say it. Protesting racial injustice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players did not participate in playoff games scheduled for Wednesday. The league postponed play. Blake, ...

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