The Washington Times - Baseball
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Drew Storen is comfortable with his catcher, and that's important for a former closer who is trying to earn the role with the Cincinnati Reds. Storen attended high school in Indiana with Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, who lobbied for him to join Cincinnati in the offseason. ...
Antiwar.com News
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Syrian Kurdish forces with the YPG have announced today that they entered the eastern Deir Ezzor Province for the first time during the civil war, and are attempting to take some of the area bordering Raqqa Province as part of their plan to surround the ISIS capital city. Deir Ezzor is overwhelmingly ISIS controlled, though government forces retain a fraction of the provincial capital, and a single airbase in the province, despite several recent ISIS pushes against them. The oil-rich province amounts to some of ISIS' most secure territorial possessions, and the invasion will likely provoke a quick reaction. Kurdish forces had taken a pair of villages in Raqqa Province along the border on Friday, and the incursion was expected to come after that. Kurdish forces first started attacking Raqqa back in December, with US officials saying they would quickly surround the city.
Washingtons Blog
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Initially, it had seemed that the only way in which Trump was aiming to satisfy the U.S. aristocracy (owners of the military-industrial complex, among other things) about increasing the ‘defensebudget, was going to be a buildup against Iran ; but, now, that war might end up playing second fiddle. The war with Russia can only escalate , unless or until President Trump reverses course and states publicly, and provides to the American people and the world, the clear evidence of, his predecessor’s perfidy, both in Ukraine, and in Syria . Unless and until he comes clean, and admits that the problem between the U.S. and Russia isnt Putin, but instead Obama, it will continue escalating, right up to World War III; and here is why: When it escalates to a traditional hot war, either in Ukraine or in Syria, the side that’s losing that traditional war will have only one way to avoid defeat: a sudden unannounced nuclear all-out blitz attack against the other side.
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Kim Kardashian sported the whopping sweatsuit as she worked out [Kim Kardashian/Snapchat] The 36-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who makes no secret of the fact she's aiming to get her dream body, took to Snapchat to alert fans of her latest gym-addition as she attempts to lose "seven more pounds" to achieve her ideal weight. Kanye West's wife has so far lost over 70lbs since giving birth to her second child – but it seems she's not done quite yet. Taking fans on a ...
RT
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Leicester Mercury
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A 69-year-old ocean rower who was aiming to be the oldest man to cross the Atlantic single-handedly, had to be rescued in a helicopter from his rowing boat after it capsized during a storm.Graham Walters, of Thurmaston, set off from Gran Canaria on Saturday on a 3,000-mile journey to Antigua.One day into his challenge, which he expected to take three months, a storm hit and he and his 20ft, 48-year-old rowing boat Khaggavisana faced treacherous conditions.He said: It was midday on Sunday...
Evening Standard - Sport
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It was also confirmed by two other senior FSA figures briefed on the matter. They spoke on condition of anonymity given the covert nature of the CIA-backed programme and the sensitivity of the subject. Rebels deny being abandoned Several rebels believed the aid halt was temporary, with new arrangements expected, but there was no clarity yet. Confirming the freeze, two senior FSA sources said donor states were aiming to send the aid to one, unified fighting force a coherence that has eluded rebels throughout Syria's civil war. One of the FSA officials said he did not expect the rebels to be abandoned as they represent the best hope for blocking a further expansion of Sunni militant influence in Syria, and to fight back against the growing role of Iran there. Military aid to rebel groups has ebbed and flowed throughout the life of the program, U.
Lincolnshire Echo
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peacekeeping team from Syria after Hillary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron and their Turkish and Arab monarchist allies undermined U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan . In 2013, as they unveiled their “Plan B,” for Western military intervention in Syria, General Mood told the BBC , “It is fairly easy to use the military tool, because, when you launch the military tool in classical interventions, something will happen and there will be results. The problem is that the results are almost all the time different than the political results you were aiming for when you decided to launch it. So the other position, arguing that it is not the role of the international community, neither coalitions of the willing nor the U.N. Security Council for that matter, to change governments inside a country, is also a position that should be respected.” General Wesley Clark played his own deadly role as the supreme commander of NATO’s illegal assault on what was left of the “old Soviet surrogate regime” of Yugoslavia in 1999.
Autocar
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You've likely never seen a pinball game like this. Yoku's Island Express could probably benefit from a catchier title, but to see it is to believe. The game combines the basic elements of pinball with the world design of a "Metroidvania," a genre inspired by the Nintendo classics Metroid and Castlevania that embrace open world exploration in 2D environments. Developer Villa Gorilla is aiming for a winter 2017/2018 release for Yoku , with the game set to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The above trailer offers up a taste of what you can expect. Read more... More about Villa Gorilla , Yoku S Island Express , Gaming , Entertainment , and Entertainment
Daily Mail - USA
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Workers from South Carolina to New York have lost their jobs after not turning up to work on the day of the protest aiming to show the US what life would be like without immigrants.
The Huffington Post
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S. was not aiming to break up the EU. Pence obliged on Monday in Brussels, pledging strong ties between the United States and the EU, and making clear his message was shared by the president. President Trump and I look forward to working together with you and the European Union to deepen our political and economic partnership, he said. But the message did not end the concerns in European capitals. We are worried and we should be worried, Thomas Matussek, senior adviser at Flint Global and a former German ambassador to the Britain and the United Nations, told Reuters. No one knows anything at the moment about what sort of decisions will be coming out of Washington. But it is clear that the man on top and the people closest to him feel that its the nation state that creates identity and not what they see as an amorphous group of countries like the EU.
BBC News 24
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Daily Mail - USA
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Workers from South Carolina to New York have lost their jobs after not turning up to work on the day of the protest aiming to show the US what life would be like without immigrants.
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LAKELAND, Fla. Central Park, Central Office, Central Champions. 1. Of Beer, Changing Stripes, Mr. I and Sunset Clauses Three consecutive American League pennant winners, and four of the past five, have come from the rugged AL Central. "We're hoping it's five out of six this year," Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says. "And we're hoping this year, it's somebody different." The Tigers started the division's sprint to October with their 2012 World Series appearance under Ausmus' predecessor, Jim Leyland. Before they get too old and gray, they're aiming to make one last bit of noise. Yeah, they've heard a lot over the past year about how their window is closing. Given Victor Martinez's banged-up body, Miguel Cabrera's increasing age (33), consistent bullpen crashes and Jordan Zimmermann's lingering neck injury last year, everyone wants to measure how much it's closing.