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Sat August 15, 2015

The Week In Sports: Underdog Teams Are On Top In Baseball

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 9:36 am

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Sat August 8, 2015

RedState Editor Says Trump's Comments 'Just Rude'

Originally published on Sat August 8, 2015 11:52 am

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Sat August 8, 2015
Around the Nation

Whether History Or Hype, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Endures

Originally published on Sun August 9, 2015 10:16 pm

Demonstrators in St. Louis, Mo., protest the killing of Michael Brown.
Scott Olson Getty Images

No one is certain exactly how the protest chant "hands up, don't shoot" got started, though Tory Russell says he has a good idea. Russell is co-founder of Hands Up United, an activist group which formed after the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last August.

"It came after Dorian Johnson, the guy that was with Mike Brown, and others said that Mike Brown had his hands up," Russell says.

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Sat August 8, 2015

Sit For A Dunker, Stay For The Wash At The Donut Shop

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 11:40 am

Dunkers ready for toppings at the Donut Shop.
David Sommerstein North Country Public Radio

In tiny Tupper Lake, N.Y., a tourist destination in the Adirondacks, the Donut Shop serves up more than just donuts.

The Donut Shop also a laundromat, with a store selling knick knacks and souvenirs on the side. Co-owner Tina Merrihew says it's a winning combination.

"About 25 years ago, we bought it, and after cleaning out, we realized we had a lot of space in here, so we added the store," Merrihew says.

Locals and out-of-towners can come in with their dirty clothes and sit for a while with a coffee and watch it spin.

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Sat August 8, 2015

From The Gridiron To The Pool: Women Are Making Waves In Sports

Originally published on Sat August 8, 2015 12:33 pm

Gold medalist Katie Ledecky (left) of the United States poses with silver medallist Federica Pellegrini of Italy during a medal ceremony at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Matthias Hangst Getty Images

Americans love competitors — in business, in politics, and in sports. And for some of us from the bad old days when only the guys got to play team sports, it's a very special thing to see women blowing through doors that not so long ago were closed to them.

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