Daily Archive: July 28, 2013

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People

Teresa Heinz Kerry leaves Boston rehab hospital

In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, left, talks with his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry while watching election results at a hotel in Boston, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) BOSTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, was discharged from a Boston hospital Saturday, just under three weeks after she suffered a seizure at their Nantucket home, a State Department spokesman said. Heinz Kerry, 74, is expected to make a full recovery from the July 7 seizure following additional outpatient treatment, spokesman Glen Johnson said.

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Sports

Fernandez has 13 Ks, pitches Miami by Pirates 3-2

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, right, reaches second base on double as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) awaits the throw during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) MIAMI (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record. They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division. Gerrit Cole was outpitched Sunday in an all-rookie duel against Jose Fernandez, and Pittsburgh lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2.

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National

Md. dig seeks proof of 1st free Black community

Tracy Jenkins, a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Maryland, displays artifacts found during excavation efforts in Easton, Md., as classmate Sabrina Shirazi, right, sifts through soil in hopes of finding evidence that might prove the state was home to the first free African-American community in the nation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) EASTON, Md. (AP) — Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community. Historians say hundreds of free Blacks once lived in the area, while plantations flourished with hundreds of Black slaves not far away. The students from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Morgan State University, an HBCU, have been digging behind what is now the Women’s Club of Talbot County. The building, part of which dates to at least 1793, was home to three free non-White residents, according to the 1800 Census.

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People

Man accused of tweet-stalking Ashanti in NYC

Recording artist Ashanti arrives at the Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An Illinois man who served jail time for stalking R&B singer Ashanti has been indicted in New York for again stalking and harassing the Grammy Award-winner.

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Generation Y

Q&A: Selena Gomez on turning 21, Bieber, new album

Selena Gomez performs on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, July 26, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Have a question for Selena Gomez? She says you’ll find the answer in her new album. The singer-actress, who had her breakthrough on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” at age 15, says she knows she hasn’t been too revealing in the past, but she’s becoming comfortable in her own skin — and that’s reflected on “Stars Dance,” released Tuesday.

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National

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait in line at a polling place located inside a shopping mall on Election Day, in Austin, Texas. Attorney General Eric Holder says Texas is the first place that he will intervene to defend against what he calls attacks on the voting rights of minorities, but it is also the only state where the federal government has a clear opportunity to get involved, experts say. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. Now the Obama administration is signaling plans to drag some of these mostly Southern states with histories of minority discrimination into rematches after the high court knocked down a major piece of the Voting Rights Act.

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Sports

Steel Sensations…Landry Jones: Is he the eventual replacement for Big Ben?

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches as their fourth round draft pick quarterback Landry Jones out of Oklahoma throws during training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Landry Jones was a big time college quarterback, no question about it. In his time at Oklahoma he threw for over 16,000 yards and over 100 touchdowns as a four year starter. He has the size, 6 ft. 4″, 229lbs and he has a rocket arm. The Steelers made him a 4th round pick indicating they saw something they liked in him. The question everyone has is what will his roll be this year and beyond with this organization?