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Photos of the Day: April 30, 2016

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:19

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.
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Photos of the Day: April 30, 2016

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:19

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.
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Kentridge’s Tanner Conner rolls to victory in three events at Shoreline Invitational

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:11

The 6-foot-4 Conner proved he’s a growing force with impressive victories in the 110 hurdles (14.33), 300 hurdles (39.67) and the long jump (21-11) in the 37th annual Shoreline Invitational track and field meet on Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.
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Kentridge’s Tanner Conner rolls to victory in three events at Shoreline Invitational

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:11

The 6-foot-4 Conner proved he’s a growing force with impressive victories in the 110 hurdles (14.33), 300 hurdles (39.67) and the long jump (21-11) in the 37th annual Shoreline Invitational track and field meet on Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.
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Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:04

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation. The boost announced Saturday night by President Nicolas Maduro comes after a 25 percent increase on March 1. The new increase is effective Sunday, […]
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Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:04

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation. The boost announced Saturday night by President Nicolas Maduro comes after a 25 percent increase on March 1. The new increase is effective Sunday, […]
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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of […]
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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of […]
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China’s April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:24

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing says its purchasing managers’ index declined to 50.1 in April from the previous month’s 50.2 on a 100-point scale. Numbers above 50 indicate activity is expanding. The federation […]
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China’s April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:24

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing says its purchasing managers’ index declined to 50.1 in April from the previous month’s 50.2 on a 100-point scale. Numbers above 50 indicate activity is expanding. The federation […]
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Teammates turn Mariners’ Leonys Martin’s big catch into a work of art

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:06

Reliever Mayckol Guaipe admitted to being the principal artist for the semiabstract display on the center-field wall where Leonys Martin ran face-first in making game-saving catch.
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Teammates turn Mariners’ Leonys Martin’s big catch into a work of art

Seattle Mariners - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:06

Reliever Mayckol Guaipe admitted to being the principal artist for the semiabstract display on the center-field wall where Leonys Martin ran face-first in making game-saving catch.
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Teammates turn Mariners’ Leonys Martin’s big catch into a work of art

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:06

Reliever Mayckol Guaipe admitted to being the principal artist for the semiabstract display on the center-field wall where Leonys Martin ran face-first in making game-saving catch.
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LEADING OFF: MadBum faces Thor; Price in prime time vs Yanks

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:02

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ MADBUM VS. THOR There’s a marquee pitching matchup in New York — if the weather holds. Steady rain is in the forecast and well could dampen the duel between Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (2-2) and young Mets star Noah Syndergaard (2-0). Bumgarner has won […]
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LEADING OFF: MadBum faces Thor; Price in prime time vs Yanks

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:02

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ MADBUM VS. THOR There’s a marquee pitching matchup in New York — if the weather holds. Steady rain is in the forecast and well could dampen the duel between Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (2-2) and young Mets star Noah Syndergaard (2-0). Bumgarner has won […]
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High lead levels in kids not just linked to water

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:53

Of 20,000 tests last year of blood-lead levels in children 6 and younger, fewer than 2 percent were high enough to warrant concern, state health officials say. But parents and health providers should pay close attention to real risks. Hint: It’s not the water.
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High lead levels in kids not just linked to water

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:53

Of 20,000 tests last year of blood-lead levels in children 6 and younger, fewer than 2 percent were high enough to warrant concern, state health officials say. But parents and health providers should pay close attention to real risks. Hint: It’s not the water.
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If Iraq’s al-Abadi fails to survive chaos, what role will U.S. play?

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:47

But that optimism — along with the administration’s strategy for battling the Islamic State group in Iraq — was thrown into doubt after protesters stormed Iraq’s Parliament on Saturday
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If Iraq’s al-Abadi fails to survive chaos, what role will U.S. play?

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:47

But that optimism — along with the administration’s strategy for battling the Islamic State group in Iraq — was thrown into doubt after protesters stormed Iraq’s Parliament on Saturday
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Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

NBA - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:45

PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 […]
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