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Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas

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Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas
A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Documenting the art of others

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Documenting the art of others
Fredrik Nilsen photographs the art of others, an art in itself beyond the science and optics involved in achieving accurate documentation. Examples of his work in this vein, which contribute significantly to L.A.'s art historical record, form half of an oddly staged show at Downtown Photoroom.

Girls' basketball: Valerie Higgins leads 21-0 Chaminade surge to defeat Troy

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Girls' basketball: Valerie Higgins leads 21-0 Chaminade surge to defeat Troy
Chaminade and Troy, two of the top girls' basketball teams in the Southland, were tied, 47-47, halfway through the fourth quarter of Wednesday's Palisades tournament quarterfinal game. Then the Eagles turned up the defensive pressure, led by 6-foot-1 junior Valerie Higgins, and the rest of...

GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan

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GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan
The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia.

Some perspective on what we have to be thankful for

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Some perspective on what we have to be thankful for
Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors gave thanks to God for a plentiful harvest....