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The thorny road back to baseball

Sports | Players and executives make tough decisions about the season ahead
by Sharon Dierberger & Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/30/20, 04:43 pm

After months of coronavirus lockdowns, baseball in July could be good medicine for Americans. But some players are opting not to participate in this year’s shortened season because of the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

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Trump signs monument protection order

by Seth Johnson
Posted 6/29/20, 06:41 pm

State and local law enforcement agencies could lose federal money if they don’t protect historic monuments under an executive order President Donald Trump issued on Friday. The order also instructs the U.S. attorney general to prosecute those who vandalize federal government property to the fullest extent of the law. Some violations can carry a penalty of up to 10 years of imprisonment.

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Violence plagues Seattle protest zone

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/29/20, 05:06 pm

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best called the situation in the Capitol Hill neighborhood “dangerous and unacceptable” after a shooting early Monday left one man dead and a 14-year-old wounded. Several shootings have happened in and around the area since protesters first occupied the blocks surrounding the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building about two weeks ago. “Enough is enough,” Best said. “We need to be able to get back into the area.”

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