Op-ed: Why are white supremacists making immigration policy?

As our eyes seared from images of torch-wielding protesters and bare-faced white supremacists sowing violent chaos in the streets of small-town Virginia last August, Americans expressed collective horror. After President Donald Trump’s comparison of white supremacists to civil rights supporters, respected voices on both sides of the aisle condemned his words. Now we see Trump’s equivocation again — this time towards the DACA Program, which has allowed 800,000 young men and women brought here as children to contribute to their communities, to work, go to school and to live without fear of being torn from their families. The president has made whiplash-inducing flip-flops on DACA, a program that enjoys overwhelming… Read More

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Kevin Durant: “I want to be one of the best defenders in the league”

NEW ORLEANS – Kevin Durant charged his way into the lane. It did not matter that each time he did that, a swarm of Pelicans defenders gravitated to Durant and greeted him with sharp and quick hands. Durant still drove aggressively toward the basket. This time, the approach paid off. Durant made a left-handed reverse layup. But the play caused him to lose his left shoe. That was not going to stop Durant, though. He picked up the shoe. He sprinted down the other end of the court holding a shoe in his left hand and wearing only a sock on his left foot. Then shortly after tossing the shoe… Read More

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Headed to LA for the World Series? Six restaurants that beat Dodger Dogs

Heading for Los Angeles for the World Series? Dodger Dogs are all well and good, but if you’d rather dine on something other than stadium hot dogs topped with blue cheese, slaw and wing sauce, we’ve got some suggestions. Guisados Their tacos have been dubbed the best in Los Angeles by Conde Nast Traveler, which included them in a story about the planet’s best food. That’s high praise indeed. Tasty tacos — the steak picado is braised with bacon! — and chile rellenos within walking distance of Dodger Stadium? Even better. Details: Open daily at 1261 Sunset Blvd.; www.guisados.co. Grand Central Market This public food hall near the Broad Museum… Read More

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iPhone Upgrade Program members can get a ‘head start’ when upgrading to an iPhone X

Preorders for the iPhone X begin on October 27th, and supplies are expected to be limited. If you’re a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have a chance to streamline the ordering process when preorders begin. Apple announced that members of the program can get a head start on the ordering process on Monday, October 23rd. The banner points members to the Apple Store app so that they “can speed through checkout on 10.27.” This doesn’t mean that IUP members are jumping the line, but getting members through the program’s loan eligibility process. That should let those members streamline their checkout process on Friday by eliminating a couple… Read More

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Gegard Mousasi squeaks by Alexander Shlemenko in debut at Bellator 185

Gegard Mousasi made a successful Bellator MMA debut Friday night, defeating former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in the main event of Bellator 185. Mousasi earned a three-round unanimous decision victory with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28 (two rounds to one) in favour of Mousasi. The 32-year-old Dutchman won the first two rounds despite his right eye swelling shut in the opening round. He held on as Shlemenko pressed forward in the final stanza. Mousasi (42-6-2) signed with Bellator in July after four years spent in the UFC. Mousasi picked up victories over Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson and Uriah Hall among others during his time competing in… Read More

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Betis defeats Alaves to rebound from demoralizing home loss

BARCELONA, Spain — Real Betis rebounded from its demoralizing home loss to Valencia by defeating struggling Alaves 2-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday. The result put Betis in sixth place, six points behind leader Barcelona, which hosts last-place Malaga later Saturday. Antonio Sanabria scored early in the first half to lead the hosts to victory a week after the crushing 6-3 loss to Valencia at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville. Betis added to the lead with an own goal by Alaves defender Alexis Ruano midway through the second half. Sanabria scored the first goal with a 13th-minute header after a right-side cross by Victor Camarasa, and Ruano found… Read More

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Trump said he called the families of ‘virtually everybody’ who died in service — but internal White House-Pentagon emails tell a different story

President Trump said he called the families of “virtually” every servicemember killed in action since his inuaguration Emails obtained by Roll Call tell a different story When President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had contacted the families of “virtually everybody” who had been killed in the military since he took office, the White House did not even have an updated list of those who had died in action, according to an internal Department of Defense email obtained by Roll Call. After Trump made the comment on Fox News Radio, White House advisers reportedly rushed to reach out to the Pentagon for a list of all the servicemembers who had… Read More

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