3 players to watch in matchup between Seahawks-49ers

The 8-5 Seahawks are one win away from clinching a playoff spot. Moore Predicts: 49ers will play better than their record vs Seahawks If you’re a glass-half-empty person, they’re also three potential losses away from finishing with an 8-8 season. Granted, that would require a total meltdown for a team that has won four in a row and is facing a three-win 49ers team led by a third-string quarterback. Sorry, glass-half-empty people – the chances of the Seahawks missing the playoffs are slim. Really, really slim: FiveThirtyEight gives them 97 percent odds to make the postseason, and that’s with a loss Sunday. To be fair, though, that pessimism isn’t totally… Read More

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The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Friday, Dec. 14

Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Friday, Dec. 14. Winter Breakout 2018 Some of the biggest names in hip hop will be on hand Friday at the Pacific Coliseum for Winter Breakout 2018. If you’re a rap fan, you’ll want to be there for performances by the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Killy, Flipp Dinero, Valee, and several more high-end emcees. This is an all-ages event, apparently, despite the explicit language used by most of the names on the bill, but for what it’s worth, you can never understand rappers at concerts anyway, and the majority of these rappers mumble on… Read More

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Hundreds of troops deployed to the US-Mexico border have started heading home, but many more are staying through the holidays

Hundreds of active-duty troops deployed to the southern border have started heading home, according to the latest update from US Northern Command. Many of the US troops heading out are those who were involved in hardening ports of entry and barrier emplacement. Troops have set up around 70 miles of razor wire and moveable barriers since their arrival in late October. Among the remaining troops are force protection units and military aviation units, which are expected to continue supporting Customs and Border Protection agents through at least the end of January. Having completed their missions, some troops deployed to the US-Mexico border are heading back to their home bases, US… Read More

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A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died 8 hours after entering Border Patrol custody

A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died around eight hours after entering Border Patrol custody, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl was reportedly having seizures and emergency responders measured her fever at 105.7 degrees. According to CBP, the girl had “not eaten or consumed water for several days.” The unnamed child was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, where CBP said she later died. Border security has been a central pillar in Trump’s tough immigration agenda, most recently the president offered to shut down the government while sparring with leading Democrats over his headline border wall project. A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died at an El Paso hospital… Read More

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Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks

NASHVILLE — Colton Sissons scored 3:05 into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Ryan Hartman, Nick Bonino and Calle Jarnkrok also scored and Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for the Predators, winners of two straight. Jay Beagle, Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat had the goals for the Canucks, who had won three in a row. Vancouver tied it with 43.5 seconds remaining in the third period when Horvat, parked at the far post, slipped one past Rinne. The Canucks were short-handed at the time and had pulled goalie Anders Nilsson for an extra skater. In overtime, Bonino sent a pass… Read More

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Pelosi’s triumph: House speaker-to-be, this time with memes

WASHINGTON — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in social media memes. It all showed the staying power of the Democratic leader, who is relentless in her drive to reclaim the gavel and wield it with a strength that is nothing like Washington has seen — at least since the last time she did it. “We’ve seen some strong speakers like Pelosi and some weaker speakers,” said Matthew Green,… Read More

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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in on Dec. 6. It’s unknown what happened to the girl during the eight hours before she started having seizures and was flown to an El Paso hospital. In a statement,… Read More

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20 Holiday Steals That Gift Like Luxe Home Goods

The major seasonal sales may have come to a close, but our holiday bargain hunt isn’t over yet — especially where gifting’s concerned. Instead of paying full price on last-minute present purchases, we’re going to save some extra cash by shopping the best slashed-price finds. And here’s your Paperless Post to join us. Ahead we’re outlining our hit-list of 20 buys from across the web that shop like a stylish steal and gift like a luxe home good. Whether you’re shopping for a coworker, in-law, S.O., friend, or family member, the unique items ahead are equipped to delight both your giftees and your bank accounts. Keep your most dangerous bargain-hunting… Read More

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Morrissey scores in OT as Jets edge Oilers

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Morrissey took a pass from Mark Scheifele and fired a high shot past goalie Cam Talbot for his fourth goal of the season. The Jets have won three straight, while Edmonton’s win streak ended at four games. Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine also scored for Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each contributed a pair of assists. Byfuglien has one goal and five assists in a three-game point streak. Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves for the Jets (20-9-2), who finished… Read More

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Oquirrh Hills Elementary to close after 3-year effort to improve student achievement falls short

KEARNS — Oquirrh Hills Elementary School is facing closure after a three-year effort to improve student achievement resulted in lower test scores and a school grade of “F.” Top Granite School District administrators met with the school community Thursday night to inform parents, students and other community members that they will recommend that the Board of Education close the school at the end of the current school year and change boundaries of nearby schools to serve affected students. The school board will take up the matter in January. Anna Dees, whose children attend Oquirrh Hills, said the students had been “failed by the previous administration and the school district” for… Read More

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