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Gleyber Torres open to second base move: ‘Whatever the team needs’

Gleyber Torres doesn’t care where he plays in the future, as long as it’s in The Bronx.
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Botswana welder aims to inspire with 9-meter-tall robot
Kabelo Julius Morokotso turns metal scraps into useful objects, like gates and trailers. But he's best known for his massive robot, Kajumo, which he hopes will spark innovation in his country.
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Man, 68, dies in house fire in Maryland
The blaze broke out at a home in the Lanham area.
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Freed murderer charged with killing missing mom in Florida
Sunrise police say Eric Pierson confessed to stabbing the single mother four times with a screwdriver on Sept. 25.
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'We know we're for real': What Cowboys learned about themselves in victory over Patriots
The Dallas Cowboys' explosive offense piled up yards to a point previously unseen against a Bill Belichick-coached team.       
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Rory McIlroy says he's 'capable of being the best the player in the world' after winning 20th PGA Tour title
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Rory McIlroy says he's 'capable of being the best the player in the world' after winning 20th PGA Tour title
Rory McIlroy says he's capable of being the best player in the world after he won his 20th PGA Tour title at the CJ Cup on Sunday.
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On This Day: 18 October 2004
Jude Law and Mick Jagger were at the New York premiere of "Alfie," a remake of the 1966 British classic. (Oct. 18)       
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What to know about the killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery and the Georgia men on trial
The trial begins Monday for Greg and Travis McMichael and Roddie Bryan, who are accused of killing Ahmaud Arber in Brunswick, Georgia, last year.       
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5 things to know for October 18: Supply chain, Congress, coronavirus, China, Sudan
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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NBA season preview: Expect another Wild West playoff chase
The Lakers are the favorites to win the Western Conference title, but the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz lead a contending field that is deep and talented.
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Arizona Plane Crash Leaves No Survivors
The crash reportedly occurred near Arivaca Lake in southern Arizona.
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After Pandora Papers, U.S. Can Help Bring European Corruption Under Control | Opinion
In Eastern and Central Europe, corruption softens politicians' stance towards Moscow, unravels the social fabric and causes voters to opt for political extremes.
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The New Lost Cause
One of my favorite things about covering political rallies is that they typically start with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. For anyone above school age, occasions to recite the pledge with a large group of people are irregular, and the ritual serves as a good reminder of what politics is about at its best, no matter how divisive what follows might be.The pledge at a rally for the Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Virginia on Wednesday night was different. At the beginning of the event, which Steve Bannon hosted and Donald Trump phoned into, an emcee called an attendee up onstage and announced, “She’s carrying an American flag that was carried at the peaceful rally with Donald J. Trump on January 6.” Attendees then said the pledge while facing the flag. (Youngkin didn’t attend, and later tepidly criticized the moment.)This is a bizarre subversion. The pledge affirms allegiance to the republic, indivisible and offering justice to all. This flag was carried at a rally that became an attack on the Constitution itself: an attempt to overthrow the government, divide the country, and effect extrajudicial punishment. Elevating this banner to a revered relic captures the troubling transformation of the events of January 6 into a myth—a New Lost Cause. This mythology has many of the trappings of its neo-Confederate predecessor, which Trump also employed for political gain: a martyr cult, claims of anti-liberty political persecution, and veneration of artifacts.Most of all, the New Lost Cause, like the old one, seeks to convert a shameful catastrophe into a celebration of the valor and honor of the culprits and portray those who attacked the country as the true patriots. But lost causes have a pernicious tendency to be less lost than we might hope. Just as neo-Confederate revisionism shaped racial violence and oppression after the war, Trump’s New Lost Cause poses a continuing peril to the hope of “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”In the immediate aftermath of the failed January 6 insurrection, Trump flailed in his efforts to interpret the day’s events. He praised the participants even as the riot was ongoing, saying, “Go home; we love you.” He insisted (despite ample video footage) that what had happened was a peaceful protest—some demonstrators were pacific, while many others were not—though he has also falsely claimed that antifa and Black Lives Matter had instigated a riot. He praised the protesters for courageously fighting back against what he insists, again falsely, was a stolen election, but also criticized police for using excessive force.Out of this murk, a unified mythology has begun to form. Trump hasn’t so much resolved the contradictions as transcended them. To him and his movement, January 6 was a righteous attempt by brave patriots to take back an election stolen from them. The day’s events produced a martyr—Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer as she tried to enter the Speaker’s Lobby of the House. The rioters who remain imprisoned, meanwhile, are “political prisoners.” Now objects carried that day have become sacred too.[David A. Graham: Donald Trump’s lost cause]During his term as president, and especially during its last summer, Trump—though a lifetime New York City resident—celebrated the Confederate battle flag, praised Robert E. Lee’s generalship, and defended statues honoring Confederates. These statues were not erected immediately after the war. Rather, they first required the creation of the “Lost Cause” mythology late in the 19th century. As the law professor Michael Paradis wrote in The Atlantic, the Lost Cause recast the Confederacy’s humiliating defeat in a treasonous war for slavery as the embodiment of the Framers’ true vision for America. Supporters pushed the ideas that the Civil War was not actually about slavery; that Robert E. Lee was a brilliant general, gentleman, and patriot; and that the Ku Klux Klan had rescued the heritage of the old South, what came to be known as “the southern way of life.” Many of the monuments themselves were put up at times of conflict over civil rights for Black Americans. They took on a quasi-religious cast. At Washington and Lee University, where Lee served as president after the war, the chapel features a recumbent statue of the general where a church would typically have an altar. The building where General Stonewall Jackson was taken and died after being wounded at Chancellorsville was preserved, first by a local railroad and then by the National Park Service, and until 2019, was known as the “Stonewall Jackson Shrine.”After Congress decided in 1905 to send back flags captured during the Civil War to their home states, Virginia placed the ones it received in a Richmond museum that, as Atlas Obscura describes, “began as a shrine to the Confederate cause, filled with memorabilia sourced from Confederate sympathizers.” To Lost Cause adherents, these flags were hallowed because they had been carried by the boys in gray as they bravely fought against Yankee aggression.[From the June 2021 issue: Why Confederate lies live on]The paradigmatic moment for the Lost Cause myth is Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, a bloody, hour-long Confederate onslaught later called “the high water mark of the rebellion.” As my colleague Yoni Appelbaum wrote in 2012, the label was unearned. The charge was a disaster, as was immediately clear to Lee, who told the survivors it was his fault. Its fate did not change the outcome of the war or even necessarily the Battle of Gettysburg. Though the assault was initially apotheosized by a pro-Union artwork, it was soon adopted by Lost Cause proponents as a moment of valor. “For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863,” William Faulkner wrote in 1948.Like Pickett’s Charge, the January 6 insurrection was a disastrous error. It did nothing to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election, and, in fact, several Republican members who had planned to object to the results decided against doing so after the riot. It got Trump impeached, a second time, and further tarnished his reputation, which hardly seemed possible.Martyrdom is not necessarily nefarious, and some who die in battle do deserve veneration. Some heroes deserve veneration. Answering Stonewall Jackson, the Union had its own martyrs, such as Elmer Ellsworth. Ashli Babbitt’s death was awful. It was perhaps unnecessary for Lieutenant Michael Byrd to open fire, and it was certainly unnecessary for her to be in the Capitol that day, where she died in the name of lies that Trump and others had told her. As the journalist Zak Cheney-Rice writes, Trump’s aggrandizement of her death is rooted not in any genuine affection—he is largely incapable of caring about anyone but himself—but in opportunism.The problem with these myths, the Lost Cause and the New Lost Cause, is that they emphasize the valor of the people involved while whitewashing what they were doing. The men who died in Pickett’s Charge might well have been brave, and they might well have been good fathers, brothers, and sons, but they died in service of a treasonous war to preserve the institution of slavery, and that is why their actions do not deserve celebration.The January 6 insurrection was an attempt to subvert the Constitution and steal an election. Members of the crowd professed a desire to lynch the vice president and the speaker of the House, and they violently assaulted the seat of American government. They do not deserve celebration either.
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Dramatic La Palma Volcano Drone Videos Show Lava Still Flowing a Month After Eruption Began
"We are at the mercy of the volcano. It's the only one who can decide when this ends," Angel Víctor Torres, president of Spain's Canary Islands, said on Sunday.
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Allison Williams to leave ESPN over coronavirus vaccine mandate: ‘I cannot put a paycheck over principle’
Citing conversations with her doctor and a fertility specialist, Williams has said the vaccine is not in her “best interest” as she and her husband try to conceive a second child.
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Snake Catcher Captures Deadly Venomous Serpent With His Bare Hands in Terrifying Video
A snake catcher grabbed an Australian Eastern Brown, which can kill with a single bite, with his bare hands.
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Op-Ed: Why didn't I learn about disordered eating? My schools failed me
How might I have changed my behavior if I learned about unhealthy eating and period loss in class?
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Asteroid the Size of Golden Gate Bridge To Pass Earth During October 2021 Full Moon
Asteroid 1996 VB3 will be followed by series of other huge space rocks, including one with a diameter the same as the height of the Empire State Building.
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Op-Ed: Mind your XYZs for those of us with names at the back of the line
Asians have more surnames that start with letters near the end of the alphabet. That can be a real disadvantage.
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NBA's 75th season: 5 storylines to follow as games begin Tuesday
Five storylines heading into NBA's 75th anniversary season, which begins Tuesday, including sagas of Kyrie Irving and Nets plus Ben Simmons and 76ers.
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College football Week 7 overreactions: Big Ten can get two playoff teams. Oregon is the Pac-12 favorite.
There were many surprises in Week 7 of the college football season. But it's important to temper responses. Here are five overreactions from Saturday.      
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NFL Week 6 winners and losers: Cowboys look like Super Bowl contender. Chargers have concerning flaw.
MVP candidate Dak Prescott has the Cowboys looking like a Super Bowl contender. The Chiefs, meanwhile, need to work on their ball security.      
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The Rock and Kevin Nash Squash the WWE Beef No One Knew They Had
WWE star Kevin Nash apologised for something he did to The Rock in 2002, but Dwayne Johnson couldn't have been more humble in his acceptance.
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Manchinema become K Street darlings
And the Jan. 6 panel will meet tomorrow to vote on holding Steve Bannon in contempt.
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POLITICO Playbook: It’s crunch time again on Capitol Hill
And Joe Manchin stakes out new red lines on the child tax credit.
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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party's sparring factions over agenda
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party's sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN -- a sign of Democrats' growing restiveness at a critical moment for their domestic agenda.
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‘I Don’t Know That I Would Even Call It Meth Anymore’
Different chemically than it was a decade ago, the drug is creating a wave of severe mental illness and worsening America’s homelessness problem.
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China’s American Surveillance State
With generous state support at home and low-cost sales abroad, Hikvision has become a world heavyweight.
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Elton John's 'Lockdown Sessions' capture joyful pairings with Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder
Elton John created his 16-song collaboration album, "The Lockdown Sessions," during the pandemic, and recruited Stevie Wonder and Brandi Carlile.       
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Yes, kids are playing Squid Game at recess. Now what?
Netflix's hit show is too violent, even for many adults. How did kids end up playing their own Squid Games on the playground?
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Ready to talk about the shocking finale of ‘You’ Season 3? One of the breakout stars explains all.
"You" keeps getting more gruesome, but also more addicting. And Tati Gabrielle, one of this season's breakout stars, knows why.
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Should condo board charge all owners for electric-car charging station or just the ones who use it?
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Where the charging station is available for any homeowner to use, we view it as another amenity offered by that building, one that will ultimately make the property more desirable to future buyers (and may even help propel values higher).
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Easy Halloween popcorn balls sure to be a family hit: Try the recipe
For Halloween, jazz popcorn time up a bit and make these popcorn balls from Sarah Mason of food blog Fluent Foodie.
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These clinics in Mexico are trying to stop abortions by duping women
Antiabortion groups lure in women by advertising abortions. Then the pressure campaign to continue pregnancy begins.
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Hernández: Dodgers can still beat the Braves if Andrew Friedman and Co. stop overthinking
The Dodgers' unnecessary but successful pitching moves in Game 5 of the NLDS vs. the Giants have led to bad decision-making against the Braves in the NLCS.
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Letters to the Editor: L.A. politicians face a reckoning on homelessness in next year's election
The Times Editorial Board's opposition to a ballot measure on homelessness shows that it, along with many L.A. leaders, is a defender of the status quo.
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A retired top FBI official saw that there was a shortage of school bus drivers. He stepped up to the wheel.
“I feel the same sense of duty,” he said about his current and former jobs.
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Op-Ed: USC and prosecutors owe the public a full account of sex abuse inquiries
How did a doctor remain employed at the Student Health Center for 30 years as accusations grew? Why has only the physician faced charges?
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Are Israel's COVID Policies Hurting Its Standing With U.S. Conservatives? | Opinion
We may very well see a situation in which the global political map is redrawn into "free" and "unfree" countries.
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The Pathetic Details at the Heart of the Suburban Couple Spy Case
A desire for money, stunning naivete, and lines ripped straight from the movies.
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NBA power rankings for 2021-22 season
How The Times' basketball staff rates the 30 NBA teams from top to bottom heading into the season openers on Tuesday.
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Liberal journalists promote column condemning 'both-siderism': 'Every political journalist should read this'
Reporters voiced their support for a Los Angeles Times op-ed condemning media 'both-siderism'
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What to know from NFL Week 6: Bill Belichick let Mike McCarthy off the hook
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New political ad strategy in Virginia: promoting news articles in Google search results
Terry McAuliffe's campaign purchased a series of ads that feature links to news and opinion articles from Axios and The Washington Post, with their own headlines and descriptions, a novel advertising method that’s concerning to some publishers and media experts.
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Who doesn’t know the difference between sex and rape? ‘The Last Duel’ has an answer.
Ridley Scott's new movie suggests that in 635 years, we haven't made as much progress on reckoning with sexual assault as we might think.
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Dear Care and Feeding: I’m So Ashamed of How I Feel About My Son
Parenting advice on depression, addiction, and divorce.
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Travis Barker's Children 'So Happy' He's Engaged to Kourtney Kardashian
Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker popped the big question to Kourtney Kardashian nine months after they went public with their romance.
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Democrats struggle to define bills they can’t agree on: The Note
As a pivotal week in Congress begins, Biden and Manchin are openly warring with each other about what should and should not be in the massive social spending bill.
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