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August 23, 2019

Bryce Harper silenced his Fenway critics with one swing of his bat

With his 91st pitch of the game Wednesday night, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello dangled an 86.8 mile-per-hour slider over the middle of the plate.
August 23, 2019

DoorDash unveils new tipping coverage and pay mannequin designed to present drivers more cash

DoorDash today announced more concrete details about its updated tipping policy, which the company says it’s been testing this month and plans to roll out to all of its delivery contractors starting next month. Under a newly revamped pay model, all drivers will receive 100 percent of the tip amount a customer adds through the DoorDash app either at checkout or after delivery. Drivers will be informed of this total and the breakdown before they decide to accept an order. DoorDash is also pledging to increase base pay earnings across the board for all drivers.
August 23, 2019

Teal Piper Hopes to Keep Her Father’s Legacy Alive with Women of Wrestling, AEW’s All Out

When Jake "The Snake" Roberts began handing out cards for All Elite Wrestling's Women's Casino Battle Royal, the wrestling community was surprised to see Teal Piper participating in the match.
August 23, 2019

Mexicans and Americans Came Together to Highline Across the Southern Border, And Their New Film Looks to Humanize Immigration

On the final day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a small group of Mexicans and Americans converged along a rural segment of the Rio Grande River to do something perhaps never done before: highline across a portion of the treacherous ravine.
August 23, 2019

Trump revives suggestion he’d finish birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil.
August 22, 2019

Wildfires Are Becoming so Frequent and Intense They Are Turning Forests From Carbon Sinks Into Climate Heaters | Opinion

In 2014, we traveled to the northern boreal forests of Canada to set experimental fires that would help us understand the effect of wildfires on the global carbon cycle. Sadly, we never got the chance to set those fires, because the firefighters enlisted to help us were busy dealing with an area the size of Belgium that was already burning.
August 22, 2019

How Hong Kong’s protests are affecting its economic system

After nearly three months of unrest, the demonstrations in Hong Kong show no signs of slowing down.
August 22, 2019

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No downside in case you have $60,000

TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year’s Tokyo Olympics?That’s no problem if you have $60,000 to spare.
August 22, 2019

London Student Baffled After Twitter Suspended Him During Purge Of Chinese Propaganda Accounts

Luka Ivezic — a 24-year-old Croatia-born student studying misinformation at King's College London — learned that Twitter had designated and subsequently suspended his account as being part of a Chinese propaganda campaign. Ivezic said he has never been to China.
August 22, 2019

Feds arrest former state police union chief and lobbyist

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union’s former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain.