Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore “all...
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Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Roscoe Parrish runs a drill NFL football practice in San Diego. Dozens of former players, including Parrish, are joining a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers...
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LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

FILE – In this March 1, 2012 file photo, Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) throws powder in the air at the start of their NBA basketball game with the Portland Trail Blazers, in Portland, Ore. There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup...
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To stem the child migrant crisis, first stop poverty and violence

By Oscar Arias July 18 at 8:06 PM Oscar Arias was president of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and...
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Editorial: The U.S. needs a more aggressive response to Mr. Putin’s war

By Editorial Board July 18 at 7:43 PM A CAREFUL listener to President Obama’s comments Friday on the destruction of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine could discern where the president places responsibility for what he rightly called “an outrage of unspeakable proportions.”...
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Editorial: Washington and Lee makes a wise decision to take down the Confederate flag

By Editorial Board July 18 at 7:42 PM VIRGINIA, WHERE the Confederacy established its capital, has a fraught relationship with its history and with the racial wounds left by slavery, the Civil War, the Jim Crow era and the state’s policy of “massive resistance” to...

Editorial: A change in Maryland law can help prevent more Anayahs

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King: Colbert King: Is Muriel Bowser going to bat for the taxpayers or her backers?

By Colbert I. King July 18 at 7:35 PM It comes down to this: Can we rely on the word of Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for D.C. mayor, that she did not act inappropriately to protect the interests of two political supporters? In April, the city declared the Park Southern...

Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore “all...
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Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Roscoe Parrish runs a drill NFL football practice in San Diego. Dozens of former players, including Parrish, are joining a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers...