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RHP Jonathan Aro was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a roster spot for C Ryan Hanigan, who came off the disabled list. Aro had decisions and an 11.57 ERA in three relief appearances for Boston. C Ryan Hanigan (fractured right hand) w

While Spurs Sit and Wait for LaMarcus Aldridge, Plan B Is Becoming Less Clear

LaMarcus Aldridge is Plan A for the San Antonio Spurs, and following a pair of eye-opening moves, he's officially a realistic target. But the franchise is running out of options for Plan B. To be clear, San Antonio shouldn't be in panic mode. Accordi

Cardinals fire scouting director, possibly linked to hacking scandal

St. Louis shakes things up by sending right wing T.J. Oshie to Washington in exchange for RW Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick. Story. NHL Headlines. Martin St. Louis announces retirement · Free agency tracker · Updating 

Harris: Bruins roster suddenly looks pretty good

GROWN-UP PROBLEMS: It's up to Don Sweeney and his team to bring in some NHL-ready talent. 1. Thursday, July 2, 2015. Print Email 0 Comments. By: Stephen Harris. To focus on the strange exit of young defenseman Dougie Hamilton could mean 

Dwyane Wade decides to remain with Miami Heat

After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. By Seattle Times staff. Seattle Times news services. MIAMI — After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the ...

George Takei implies Clarence Thomas race traitor in defense of ‘blackface …

In a Facebook post, George Takei said that blackface is not racist and/or that it is acceptable for an outsider to tell a black man that he is a racist caricature. He also used an analogy that would imply that ... more >. By Victor Morton - The ...

Activist who took down Confederate flag says it’s ‘my calling as a freedom …

(CNN) The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about doing it, even if she serves time for it. Bree Newsome, a filmmaker and activist from ...

Branstad vetoes school spending, mental health deal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open.

Aide says potential prosecution of Paxton ‘a political hit job’

Ensnarled in an investigation that threatens his new administration, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said through a spokesman that his potential prosecution on state securities violations is a “political hit job” by “inexperienced” lawyers. “Th

Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

A self-styled Montana polygamist who was featured on the reality television show "Sister Wives" said on Thursday he will sue the state if it denies him the right to legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to ...

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va