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Dodgers beat Pirates with Yasiel Puig’s solo homer in 12th inning

August 22, 2017 | Source: Andy McCullough

Yasiel Puig rescued the Dodgers from an interminable night of extra innings, and took Pedro Baez off the hook for a wretched outing, in a 6-5 victory over the Pirates on Monday. Puig hit a solo homer of Pittsburgh reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to break …

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Target is shedding Merona and Mossimo and adding new brands instead

August 22, 2017 | Source: Kavita Kumar

When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall.

Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon.

Amazon sold mostly books.

And department stores and shopping malls were…

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Trump expands U.S. role in Afghanistan, taking ownership of a war he opposed

August 22, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan kept a noticeably low profile in the aftermath of President Trump’s equivocating response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. On Monday he spoke up with more force.In amplifying his views – and implicitly upbraiding the president – Ryan…

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Libya crisis: Benghazi shootings video mars ‘victory’

August 22, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more bloodshed.

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Can these super-crops feed Africa?

August 22, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Africa’s population is set to boom over the next few decades – reaching 2.5 billion people by 2050. Scientists in Kenya are trying to find ways of growing enough food for everyone.

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Long goodbye

August 22, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday as President Dos Santos steps down after 38 years in power.

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Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

August 22, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Arrests are made after a KwaZulu-Natal man complained to police he was “tired” of eating human flesh.

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Johnny Depp sells fourth of his five downtown L.A. penthouses

August 21, 2017 | Source: Jack Flemming

One more to go. After listing his five penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles for a collective $12.78 million last year, box-office star Johnny Depp just sold the fourth for $1.82 million. The quirky three-bedroom, two-bath…

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Trump, who once backed withdrawal from Afghanistan, will try to sell the nation on deeper involvement

August 21, 2017 | Source: Brian Bennett, Noah Bierman

President Trump, who as a private citizen blamed “stupid leaders” for prolonging the war in Afghanistan, faces the tough prospect of selling Americans on the need for deeper involvement there during a prime-time speech Monday night.

Committing thousands more troops to the nation’s longest war presents…

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Rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess, who shared a label with Elvis and Johnny Cash, dies at 88

August 21, 2017 | Source: Associated Press

Albert “Sonny” Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas. Burgess died Friday in Little Rock, according to the Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport, Ark. He was 88. Burgess was among a grou…

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