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Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

npr.org — Enlarge this image What's in a name? The Chicago White Sox, mired in in the middle of the American League Central division, announced this week they've signed a 13 year deal to rename the park where they play Guaranteed Rate Field. Guaranteed Rate is a home loan company, headquartered in Chicago.

In The Face Of A Bloodied Boy, A Call To Look More Deeply At Syria

npr.org — The little boy in Aleppo, sitting in an ambulance, his face caked with rubble and blood, is named Omran Daqneesh. He is five years old. His home was destroyed on Wednesday night. Russian and Syrian government airstrikes have become routine in rebel-held areas of the city. And rebels have also shelled the government-held side.

Through Organ Donation, A Heart Lives On

npr.org — Just before Jeni Stepien got married to Paul Maenner last Saturday, she turned to the man who walked her down the aisle and put her hand on his chest - to feel the heartbeat of the father she lost ten years ago.

Rep. Curry Todd Charged With Campaign Sign Theft; Opponent Mark Lovell Posts Bail

Rep. Curry Todd Charged With Campaign Sign Theft; Opponent Mark Lovell Posts Bail

The Fears Of A Clown

npr.org — Did anyone see Gags last night? This week, a clown has been making the late-night scene in Green Bay, Wis. Gags, the Green Bay Clown, as he's been christened on a Facebook fan page - and by the way, if the Visigoths sacked Rome again these days, there would be Facebook fan page for them - has appeared on the streets of an intersection at about 2 a.m.

Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

npr.org — Americans might have a national self-image of being tall and rangy: think Gary Cooper, Michael Jordan, or Taylor Swift. It turns out that we may look more like Judy Garland or Kevin Hart. During these past two weeks in which America has been praised, panned, and hyperbolized at political conventions, Imperial College in London came out with a study that shows size-wise, Americans may have topped out.

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

whro.org — The phrase, "America First" was invoked a few times at this week's Republican convention. That slogan comes with a lot of echoes, and you might wonder how much the people who chant it now really know about its history.

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

news.wjct.org — The phrase, "America First" was invoked a few times at this week's Republican convention. That slogan comes with a lot of echoes, and you might wonder how much the people who chant it now really know about its history.

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

wksu.org — The phrase, "America First" was invoked a few times at this week's Republican convention. That slogan comes with a lot of echoes, and you might wonder how much the people who chant it now really know about its history.
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Aug 30, 2016

@TheOtherKeppler @Phil_Mattingly That is not a snack. A snack is peanuts, raisins, & M&M's. It is not dried beets.

Aug 30, 2016

@epiphany108 Steph, we trained a school of Lake Michigan perch to line up to say YOGA IS LIFE. Can't see them from air?

Aug 30, 2016

@governmentcentr I think that's pretty clearly a comic double-take, and certainly not s seizure.

Aug 29, 2016

RT @ditzkoff: A bittersweet statement on Gene Wilder from his nephew Jordan Walker Pearlman, why he kept his illness private. https://t.co/m3axKdYwUu

Aug 29, 2016

Unforgettable on special offer:  http://tinyurl.com/hqhwfwx  Thanks to all who have made the book a success & loved my mother.

Aug 29, 2016

Two greats (Peter Boyle, Gene Wilder), one of the great scenes  http://tinyurl.com/m9nf5zm  They can now finish their dance.

Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder: campfire scene, Puttin' on the ritz, Transylvania Station. RIP & thanks for a million laughs.


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