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SOCHI, Russia (AP) Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday, ending a run of 18 poles for Mercedes. Vettel, the Formula One leader, shaved 0.059 seconds off his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s leading time and denied the Finn his first pole for nine years. Vettel shouted for joy when…
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The St. Louis Cardinals haven’t been known for their defense this month, and even this season’s most famous image of eight-time Gold Glove winning catcher Yadier Molina features the Blue Jays’ Chris Coghlan hurdling him. But Molina struck back with a vengeance Friday with an incredible play. Down 3-1 in the sixth inning, the Reds…
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Sebastian Vettel led teammate Kimi Raikkonen to a Ferrari 1-2 during qualifying for the Russian GP at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia on Saturday. It is the first Ferrari front-row lockout since the 2008 Russian GP. It is also the first time a Mercedes won’t start on pole since the 2016 Monaco GP and Vettel’s…
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NASCAR’s first family has shifted the sport’s philanthropy arm into high gear through its million-dollar partnership with the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone. NASCAR CEO Brian France and his wife, Amy, spent Wednesday meeting and spending time with young patients at the hospital as part of the sport’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund.…
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Baseball season is back in Milford, celebrating Little League’s 55th season at the Milford ballpark. On Friday, April 28 hundreds of ball players and their families marched through downtown Milford to the ballpark in the traditional Little League Opening Day Parade. v…
04.29 / 13:10
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Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition. Allen. Allen. Allen. Steve! Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? No. Sorry to say it's not Superman either, but it's Steve! No, not Steve Inskeep. As Morning Edition host Rachel Martin said on Monday, Steve was the name chosen by Canadian photographers for a new kind of northern light they discovered. Hey, at least it's not Boaty McBoatface. The sky watching enthusiasts…
04.29 / 13:06
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Arsenal’s academy is one of the club’s biggest pride and joys, but there’s been a real lack of young English talent coming through the club. 21-year-old Rob Holding is the only young Englishman to sniff the first team recently, and he wasn’t even an academy player. There are a few young players pressing to be…
04.29 / 12:21
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One of MLS’s fiercest rivalries renews Saturday evening as Sporting Kansas City hosts Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Real Salt Lake, which fell to Sporting KC on the 10th penalty kick in the 2013 MLS Cup, is unbeaten in seven straight regular-season meetings between the sides, collecting four wins…
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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan’s army has rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy. The army’s strong reaction came after Sharif ordered the firing of Special Assistant…
04.29 / 12:21
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A lot of politicians used to strive to sound at least a little like JFK or Ronald Reagan. Do they really now want to sound like Howard Stern? A few politicians, on both sides of the aisle, have begun to season their speeches with words their parents probably told them not to use, and that we still can't on the air. Not off-the-record comments, or bloopers muttered over an open mic, but deliberate statements delivered from podiums before cheering crowds, or uttered in interviews. We have to…
04.29 / 11:58
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In a time when most types of government spending are under attack, a few brave souls have stepped up to defend those perpetually endangered hillocks of federally funded refinement, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The defenders haven't always managed so well. In a recent New York Times piece, Nicholas Kristof went so far as to argue that the august tradition of human cultural achievement should indeed be sustained because it has helped, somehow, to limit the practice of…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGywVRg6V3M The idea of measuring an American president by the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office goes back to 1933 and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's dash to staunch a banking crisis and pull America out of the Great Depression. In a July 24, 1933, fireside chat , he assessed the early months of his administration. "I think that we all wanted the opportunity of a little quiet thought to examine and assimilate in a mental picture the…
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President Trump starts the second hundred days of his administration Sunday with a perhaps unwelcome benchmark: fewer appointees in place than any of his recent predecessors. Only a fraction of the hundreds of key jobs the Trump administration needs to fill have been nominated and confirmed by the Senate. The nonpartisan Partnership For Public Service lists 556 "key" positions, including Cabinet secretaries, undersecretaries and ambassadors, and of those positions, just 25 have been…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlR7l_B86Fc When Wanuri Kahiu took to the T ED Fellows stage this week in Vancouver, the 36-year-old had on green shoes and a beaded necklace worn like a crown — a hint to her offbeat worldview. "My mother's a pediatrician, and when I was young, she'd tell the craziest stories," Kahiu began. "One of the stories she told was that if you eat a lot of salt, all the blood rushes up to your legs through your body ... to the top of your head, killing you i…
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A Marion man accused of forcing his pregnant girlfriend to engage in prostitution has received a suspended…
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Law enforcement agencies in Muncie and Delaware County jailed 19 people…
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BEIJING (AP) Dylan Frittelli of South Africa moved three strokes clear of the China Open field after carding an 8-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday. Frittelli birdied eight holes in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to get to 19 under. Pablo Larrazabal of Spain was his nearest challenger…
04.29 / 11:13
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HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) The Chiefs overcame a courageous performance from the Sunwolves 27-20 in Super Rugby on Saturday, though the Sunwolves ended the match with only 13 players. Fullback Damian McKenzie touched down once in each half as the Chiefs managed to do just enough in a hopelessly flawed performance to hold out the…
04.29 / 11:13
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the third and final practice for the Russian Grand Prix as Ferrari maintained its advantage over Mercedes on Saturday. The Formula One leader’s time was the fastest of the weekend so far, underlining Vettel’s status as the man to beat in qualifying later Saturday. His Ferrari teammate…
04.29 / 11:13
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As we head into the 100th day of the Trump presidency, NPR Ed has our regular weekly education roundup to keep you in the loop. Attorneys General speak out on behalf of student borrowers Twenty state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week sent a letter criticizing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for revoking federal protections for student borrowers. As we reported earlier this month , DeVos revoked three Obama-era memos governing new contracts for student-loan-servicing…
04.29 / 10:51
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