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Yikes. 35 pitches to record two outs? Eric Jokisch, who had already been notified he’d be “on call” if Jackson got in trouble, entered the game and promptly surrendered a two-run homer to Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis.

Dodgers 14, Cubs 5: Sunshine And Baseball - Bleed Cubbie Blue

Hey Cubs management. If you routinely place a pitcher “on call” to replace a certain starter because he always gets yanked early, you should just cut that starter.

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It was the photograph in particular, which showed President Erdogan visiting a mosque in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, that appeared to be the catalyst for the backlash against The Times and Ms. Yeginsu. Mr. Erdogan called it “despicable, vile and shameless,” contending it implied a connection between the Turkish government and the Islamic State.

Turkish President’s Allies Increasing Pressure on Times and Reporter - NYTimes.com

The NYT posted an article about ISIS recruitment in Ankara, along with a random picture of Erdogan. That is a pretty terrible thing to do to someone, and a retraction and apology doesn’t actually repair the damage. Having said that, I’m not sure what an appropriate reaction by Erdogan supporters would be, but this is definitely going overboard.

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The semiofficial Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that Turkey had not paid ransom for them or engaged in a military operation. It said Turkey had used drones to track the hostages, who had been moved to different locations at least eight times during their 101 days in captivity.

Dozens of Turkish Hostages Held by Islamic State Are Freed - NYTimes.com

This is big news if true. The Turkish government was reluctant to fight ISIS directly while they were holding these hostages.

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Iconic Hipster Beer Sold To Russians

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Pabst sold to Russians

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Check out the 65+ year old voters!
My other favorite is the SNP members who voted “No.” You’re in the nationalist party yet you vote no?

Check out the 65+ year old voters!

My other favorite is the SNP members who voted “No.” You’re in the nationalist party yet you vote no?