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 2021-03-07 13:21 

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Cubs roster projection 2.0: Which 26 players will break camp for the 2021 season opener?...

After a week of Cactus League games, it's an ideal time to take a second look at projecting which 26 Chicago Cubs players will break camp in Mesa, Ariz., and head to Chicago for the season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1 at Wrigley Fi...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

Progress report: Minnesota Twins...

Sizing up the Minnesota Twins ahead of the 2021 season...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

Los Angeles Times

California COVID paid sick leave doesn't sync with CDC rules...

Millions of Golden State workers are staring down a pandemic with no clear access to an economic safety net if they take time off, after emergency sick-leave laws requiring two weeks' paid leave expired in January. The Legislature will soon vote on wh...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

Biden's task force explores legal status for separated migrant families. It could get complicated....

The task force will likely examine presidential powers that allow the executive branch to parole certain immigrants back into the country and provide sanctuary...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

He's tackling the issue head on...

Irv Erdos' humor column, Ham on Wry...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

USA Today

5 simple ways to speed up your smartphone...

If your smartphone's performance is letting you down, Kim Komando has 5 easy tips to give even an old phone a speed boost....

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

In the fight between parents and teachers, it's students who lose...

What began as a schoolyard squabble is now a full-fledged fistfight....

 2021-03-07 13:00 

Los Angeles Times

The COVID conversation you don't want is one you need most...

Conversations about a person's wishes do not happen with most patients in most hospitals, let alone when they show up in the emergency room for the first time suffering from COVID-19....

 2021-03-07 13:00 

Washington Post

How a year 'like no other' has weighed on Black police officers...

A reckoning over racism in policing and in the country the last year has heightened that burden for many of those wearing a badge while Black....

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

Momentum is building for California offshore wind farms...

Proposals to develop wind energy on the Pacific Ocean still face hurdles, but legislation has been introduced and the Navy's talking...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

San Diego Union Tribune

Why all faiths are welcome at a Catholic university...

As a faith-based institution, we are compelled to inspire virtue in students and to promote outreach to the broader community — and this has never been more apparent than during the current pandemic...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

Chicago Tribune

A year into COVID-19 pandemic, Southland nonprofits survive by adjusting how they serve clients...

Southland nonprofits such as Sertoma Centre adjust a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has meant changes in how they operate...

 2021-03-07 13:00 

Chicago Tribune

1 hit, 1 strikeout, 1 shattered bat: Garrett Crochet, the 2020 1st-round pick of the Chicago White Sox, has a productive 1st outing of the Cactus League season...

Chicago White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. "It felt really good to get back out there on the mound and compete against another team," the team's 2020 first-round pick...

 2021-03-07 12:56 

USA Today

Selection Sunday promises more controversy than ever after season of COVID-19 turmoil...

Following an unprecedented regular season amid a global pandemic, the job of the 10-member selection committee figures to be all the more difficult....

 2021-03-07 12:52 

Chicago Tribune

This day in history, March 7: Civil rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, turns into 'Bloody Sunday'...

Almanacs are full of lists of global and national historic events. But "This Day in History" feature invites you to not just peruse a list, but to take a trip back in time to see how a significant event originally was reported in the Chicago Tribu...

 2021-03-07 12:45 

Chicago Tribune

Column: What we've learned so far in 2021, including Tony La Russa's sense of humor, Brent Seabrook's lasting words and Jason Benetti's broadcasting hat trick...

As we close in on the one-year anniversary of the Great Sports Shutdown of 2020, here are 12 things we've learned so far in 2021. At least Tony Russa has got... jokes?...

 2021-03-07 12:44 

Chicago Tribune

Column: Disabled vet from Aurora finally gets to say thank you to cop...

The search for a police officer who brought music back into an Aurora man's life ends on a positive note....

 2021-03-07 12:30 

Barron's

It's a Fine Line for Queue Haters When It Comes to Food Shopping and Vaccines...

Living in Retirement: Our columnist contemplates the ethics of partaking in stores' senior shopping hours and patiently waiting for a Covid vaccine appointment...

 2021-03-07 12:30 

Chicago Tribune

Illinois center Eva Rubin manages diabetes, advocating for others while working on social justice and mental health campaigns: 'She's passionate about everything she does'...

Illinois center Evan Rubin, who graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor, is a leader on and off the court for the Illini. The junior has learned to manage her Type 1 diabetes and is active in social justice and mental health campaigns....

 2021-03-07 12:09 

Washington Times

Presidential elections underway at embattled club Barcelona...

MADRID (AP) - The three presidential candidates vying to lift Barcelona from one of its worst crisis in recent memory have cast their ballots on Sunday, with the winner set to inherit a club mired in trouble on and off the field. Former president Joan Lap...

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Los Angeles Times

McManus: How Biden can outfox McConnell on the filibuster...

As the Senate has become increasingly polarized, the filibuster has become a weapon enabling the minority party to obstruct rather than compromise. But a couple of reforms could fix that....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Washington Post

Women's History Month: Celebrating female leaders...

To mark Women's History Month, here are stories of female leaders, from Barbara Bush to Kamala D. Harris, who have triumphed. Some of these women have familiar names. Others, like Opha May Johnson, have made a difference away from the limelight. Each ...

 2021-03-07 12:00 

USA Today

'The Girls Are All So Nice Here' by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn kept me up all night — literally...

Spoiler alert: The girls are not so nice in Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's page-turning (and stomach-turning) new thriller,...

 2021-03-07 12:00 

NY Times

The Week in Business: Jobs Are Coming Back...

Jobs are coming back, but scientists warn that aggressive reopenings could backfire....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Los Angeles Times

Horse racing newsletter: Los Alamitos is back in the daytime...

No one should be surprised that Bob Baffert went 1-2 in the Grade 2 $300,000 San Felipe Stakes....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Washington Post

Cherry Blossom Festival will feature virtual programs and crowd limits at the Tidal Basin...

As the pandemic rages on, D.C. and Cherry Blossom Festival officials ask for the second year in a row that flower aficionados enjoy the blooms from home....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Washington Post

With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan's elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances...

Afghan commandos have received the highest level of training from the United States, but their fight on the front lines appears to be unsustainable....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Barron's

A Large Pension Made a Big Bet on Peloton Stock. Here's What It Sold....

CalSTRS, the second-largest U.S. public pension, bought Peloton, NextEra, and Norwegian Cruise stock, and trimmed the investment in Skyworks Solutions in the fourth quarter....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Wall Street Journal

Huawei Loses Cellular-Gear Market Share Outside China...

Huawei's share of revenue from selling wireless-equipment around the world, excluding China, fell 2 percentage points last year, a signal the U.S. campaign to curb the Chinese manufacturer is starting to make an impact....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Wall Street Journal

What's Better Than Slack? These Companies Have Some Ideas....

Even as the messaging platform has exploded in recent years, some organizations have sought other ways for employees to communicate....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Wall Street Journal

The Bank of Japan Is Sitting on a Pile of Profit but Isn't Sharing the Wealth...

Making a $130 billion profit in the stock market isn't as fun as it seems—at least if you're the Bank of Japan....

 2021-03-07 12:00 

Washington Post

Q&A with Barry Gibb: Loving country music, the feeling before going onstage and why he can't watch the Bee Gees documentary...

"It goes back to my taste, goes back to the Irish people and the Scottish people who brought their instruments and their music to America," the singer says....

 2021-03-07 11:47 

Washington Post

As protests shake Senegal, women fear sexual assault victims will be silenced...

A popular politician stands accused of rape. The woman who reported it went into hiding....

 2021-03-07 11:45 

Los Angeles Times

Is the dream of owning a home losing its appeal?...

Homeownership was big a pillar of the American dream. A new survey finds freedom to make life choices is now far more important....

 2021-03-07 11:30 

Washington Times

'Infrastructure' amid Biden's stop-work order on border: 'We just built roads for the cartels'...

President Biden's decision to stop border wall construction forced crews to put down tools and walk away in the middle of work — and left the border less secure than ever in some places, according to an Arizona sheriff whose county covers 83 mil...

 2021-03-07 11:30 

Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: Why it's harder to change culture than nature...

Science can tee up a COVID-19 vaccine in record time. Yet we can't seem to control the cultural impulses that may keep the pandemic going....

 2021-03-07 11:17 

Washington Times

Know when to hold 'em: Pence 'playing his cards right' in plotting political return...

As former President Donald Trump teased his political comeback to conservatives last weekend, his one-time wingman, ex-Vice President Mike Pence, was nowhere to be found. While Mr. Trump was accepting the adulation of attendees at the Conservative Politic...

 2021-03-07 11:16 

NY Times

Stimulus, Coronavirus Variants, Pope Francis: Your Weekend Briefing...

Here's what you need to know about the week's top stories....

 2021-03-07 11:07 

Washington Times

How the Pentagon is combating the latest emerging threat: 'Extremism' in the ranks...

The Pentagon is trying to root out political "extremism" in the ranks, but its definition is so broad and blurry that some retired officers and military analysts fear it could inadvertently sweep up traditional Catholics, Republicans and others wh...

 2021-03-07 11:05 

Los Angeles Times

One year of life under COVID quarantine...

As our series of Dispatches from the Pandemic marks a year, we feature excerpts and updates from those who reached out during a year of COVID-19....

 2021-03-07 11:04 

Washington Times

Trooper dragged, injured during traffic stop in Atlanta...

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia State Patrol trooper suffered a head injury after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop, authorities said. The trooper pulled over a vehicle for a broken tail light Saturday night, Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Fran...

 2021-03-07 11:01 

Washington Times

With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election...

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel reopened most of its economy Sunday as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some of them in place since September. The easing of restrictions comes after months of government-imposed shutdowns and l...

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Chill continues today, with springlike warmth by midweek...

Another chilly day today but with less wind. And then the warm-up begins, with highs in the 60s to near 70 by midweek....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Los Angeles Times

Forcing dying patients to wait to end their lives is cruel...

There's no waiting period for withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, so why make dying patients wait so long to benefit from California's End of Life Option Act?...

 2021-03-07 11:00 

USA Today

Students are struggling to read behind masks and screens during COVID, but ‘expectations are no different’...

Early data show elementary students are dramatically falling behind in reading. We visited schools to find out how teachers are meeting the challenge....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Los Angeles Times

California ethnic studies curriculum sloppy, but much improved...

Gone are the divisiveness, jargon and narrow ideological lens of the first attempt to teach an important course....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Los Angeles Times

Is city prepared to try officer in killing of George Floyd?...

City officials have prepared for Derek Chauvin's trial with stepped-up security and community outreach intended to prevent a repeat of last year's subsequent unrest....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Los Angeles Times

Do evangelical teachings make believers vulnerable to QAnon?...

Pastors lamenting the hold of QAnon over some Christians might want to reexamine their teachings on the infallibility of the Bible....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

Washington Post

The business winners in Biden's relief package: Restaurants, concert venues and airplane manufacturers...

The $1.9 trillion package includes billions in relief for hard-hit industries, though many corporate interests asking for aid got snubbed....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

National Catholic Register

COVID Pandemic Challenges Catholics Regarding How to Provide Better Care for Our Elders...

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