Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

California Lawmakers Vote to Undo N.C.A.A. Amateurism

SACRAMENTO — There were two guests of honor at the monthly meeting of the Oakland Rotary club in November 2015: the University of California marching band and a sports economics expert railing about the N.C.A.A.’s rules barring college athletes from collecting compensation for their play. While the band riled up …

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When the C.I.A. Was Into Mind Control

Some of the details in the book, like the coercion of African-American prisoners to participate in C.I.A. experiments, are astounding. But it wasn’t that long ago that agency personnel were performing “rectal hydration” on a suspected terrorist. Rather than LSD, Gottlieb’s successors turned to techniques like waterboarding. And like Gottlieb, …

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N.R.A. Files Suit Against San Francisco

The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday, less than a week after the city’s board of supervisors declared the group a terrorist organization and moved to limit relationships with companies that do business with the N.R.A. The suit alleges that the city is violating the N.R.A.’s First Amendment …

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Putin’s Political Party Suffers Losses in Moscow Election

MOSCOW — Allies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suffered significant losses in Moscow City Council elections, preliminary results showed on Monday, but mostly held their own in other local polls across the country. Results of the elections, held on Sunday, highlighted the Kremlin’s troubles in the Russian capital, …

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David Ortiz Throws Out First Pitch at Fenway Park

BOSTON — David Ortiz on Monday made his biggest public appearance since being shot on June 9 in his native Dominican Republic. Before the series finale between the Boston Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park, Ortiz threw out a ceremonial first pitch to Jason Varitek, his former teammate from …

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