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Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

AP Photo/Winslow Townson BOSTON (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series...
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Yardley: ‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964’ by Todd S. Purdum

There is reason to believe that we may be experiencing the first wave of a tsunami of nostalgia and sentimentality washing over the designated heavy hitters of Washington journalism. First up was Chris Matthews, he of ubiquitous television celebrity, whose “Tip and the Gipper:...
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‘Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero’ by Douglas Perry

History ELIOT NESS The Rise and Fall of an American Hero By Douglas Perry Viking. 335 pp. $27.95  Eliot Ness was the real thing. Working as a federal Prohibition agent, he led a bold campaign against bootleggers in Chicago and helped send Al Capone to prison. His “Untouchables”...

‘The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal’ by William D. Cohan

But what does the Duke University lacrosse scandal teach us eight years later? “The Price of Silence,” an exhaustive and exhausting new book by William D. Cohan, suggests that the whole sorry mess — viewed in hindsight with the benefit of exclusive interviews and a full review of...

‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

Journalist Carlotta Gall shreds the Pakistani general’s blueprint in her book “The Wrong Enemy” by arguing that Pakistan is “perfidious, driving the violence in Afghanistan for its own cynical, hegemonic reasons.” She writes of a Pakistan that is more an active participant...
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Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Carey...

Lincoln Locomotive Replica Won’t Visit Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A full-size replica of a steam locomotive that pulled Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car won’t stop at the Ohio Statehouse as scheduled next week. The Leviathan 63 engine is part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train project that will re-enact the...

Alfredo Simon Leads Reds Over Reeling Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their...
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

AP Photo/Andres Reyes MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and...

Giambi Set To Return To Indians On Monday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib. The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he’s ready to...