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Eric Hosmer agrees to deal with San Diego Padres

Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to a deal with the Padres, according to multiple reports. Hosmer's deal is for eight years, with an opt-out clause after five years, according to the MLB Network. The deal was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune . Hosmer is one of four core Royals players, along with Mike Moustakas , Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar , who hit free agency for the first time this year. They arrived in ... Full story

You can do something about guns. In the voting booth. Washington Post

Flowers and crosses hang from a fence near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images). “Thoughts and prayers,” “ thoughts and prayers ,” America’s go-to mantra as bodies are carted away from the scenes of mass shootings. The words were invoked after the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and Texas’s First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, ... Full story

Cassie De Pecol Becomes First Woman to Visit Every Country | Travel + Leisure

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13 dead as helicopter assessing Mexico quake damage plummets

Thirteen people were killed and 16 injured when a military helicopter carrying high-ranking officials to assess the damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday. All the victims were on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that Friday's crash resulted in the deaths of five women, four men and three children at the scene. An injured victim died later at the hospital. A ... Full story

Fire Strikes Hallowed Site in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

The Jokhang temple is closely monitored by guards and security cameras. In 2008, dozens of monks at the temple staged a surprise protes t in front of foreign journalists on a government-organized visit, upsetting the careful stagecraft of their visit. Protests broke out inside or near the Jokhang temple in 1988 and 1989, prompting the government to ban an annual prayer gathering, called Monlam, which takes place at the end of the Tibetan New ... Full story

Donovan Mitchell your #VerizonSlam Dunk Champion #TakeNote"

NBA: "LIVE: Donovan Mitchell your #VerizonSlam Dunk Champion #TakeNote" - - - - - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

A former Russian troll speaks: ‘It was like being in Orwell’s world’

This four-story building in St. Petersburg, pictured here in 2015, is the last-known location of the Russian “troll factory,” or the Internet Research Agency. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP). The indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of 13 Russians associated with a St. Petersburg online “troll factory” that allegedly interfered with the U.S. election has brought a sense of vindication to the handful of former employees who have already been ... Full story

10 years after independence, Kosovo’s prime minister asks Washington for help with ‘unfinished business’

Supporters of Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj celebrate after the verdict at the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague was announced on a giant screen in the capital, Pristina, in 2012. (AP/Visar Kryeziu). Kosovo's prime minister is no stranger to the spotlight. Ramush Haradinaj, the 49-year-old former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, is in his second tour as the country's premier. His first ended when he ... Full story

Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others

Children playing in front of a neon sculpture at Gangneung Olympic Park. Bright colors abound at these Games. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — In the Gangneung Hockey Centre, the four-faced video screen in the middle of the rink puts on a show every time a penalty is called. Words like “Interference” and “Tripping” materialize in turquoise blue and start to giddily flip-flop around, in both English and Korean. You’d think someone just won the lotto. ... Full story

Trump slams FBI over school shooting

Trump rebukes FBI over Florida shooting, saying agency 'spending too much time trying to prove' Russia-Trump ties. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

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