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Swimmer David Plummer Can Finally Call Himself an Olympian

nytimes.com — OMAHA - Four years ago, David Plummer touched the wall at the end of the 100-meter backstroke final at the United States Olympic swimming trials and looked up at the scoreboard. He placed third, missing making the team by 12-hundredths of a second. "I was in shock," he recalled.

In Wake of Orlando Shootings, Mexican Soccer Chant Offends Many

nytimes.com — The Mexican soccer star Javier Hernández, known as Chicharito, has condemned it in a public service announcement. Hashtags have spread to raise awareness of its offensiveness and to try to put an end to it. And after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub popular with gay Latinos, commentators have urged fans to abandon it once and for all.

Decaying Depots On the Tracks to Freedom

nytimes.com — In a bathroom stall in the basement of the oldest black church here, Bishop William Henderson pulls away a framed poster and pokes his head into a dank, musty hole, revealing a crawl space. He breathes in the air and pulls out the history.

Immigrants Take to U.S. Streets in Show of Strength

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES, May 1 - Hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters skipped work, school and shopping on Monday and marched in dozens of cities from coast to coast.

A Spelling Champion for All Jamaicans

nytimes.com — Suddenly, Jamaica has a new hero: a 12-year-old girl from Kingston with a winsome smile and steely determination whose David vs. Goliath victory at the National Spelling Bee has enthralled Jamaicans both on the island and in the large immigrant community in New York City.

Admiration of Robinson Lingers for Fans in Cuba

nytimes.com — For his historic trip to Cuba, President Obama took two guests sure to make a strong connection with baseball-crazed fans on the island: Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in the major leagues, and the Robinsons' daughter, Sharon.

The Cuban defector whom baseball forgot - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Sports

santafenewmexican.com — MIAMI - The poster, the only prominent piece of memorabilia, hangs in the back of the shed next to the dusty old suitcase, a row of unused candles and a pile of VHS tapes, a few bearing the label "Cuba Baseball."

This Cuban Defector Changed Baseball. Nobody Remembers.

nytimes.com — "I still remember Lourdes's home run that tied the score before we went on to win," Arocha said. "I gave up the runs that put the United States ahead, but then he tied it. Pow!" There is pride in that voice. "Of course," he said. "I am very proud.

Suspension of Chase Utley Is Rescinded, Reports Say

nytimes.com — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Los Angeles Dodgers ' Chase Utley, who was barred for two games after his aggressive slide in a playoff game last year broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, had his suspension lifted by Major League Baseball, according to multiple news media reports.

THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: THE CANDIDATES -- John Edwards; I-Day, Minus One: A Final Trip to the Podium, a Few Last Hands to Shake

nytimes.com — Sen John Edwards says people are responding to his positive message of hope; question for him as he dashes across Iowa on five-city tour is how many voters he can swing to his side in final hours of campaigning; he seems energized by his rising standing in polls, where he was considered just a blip only few weeks ago; photo (S)
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