Strong finish propels Exaggerator to victory

Kent Desormeaux had seen this act before and knew he was about to close it with a flourish once more. It didn’t matter that the Kentucky Derby winner was ahead of him, nor that he had to pass a front-running rival atop the horse trained by the man who effectively owns the race. By guiding […]

U.S. Constitution Is Now a Bestseller

“A pocket version of the U.S. constitution has become a bestseller on Amazon,” the Guardian reports. “The constitution emerged as a bestseller days after the Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, flashed a pocket constitution and offered to lend it to the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, during a […]

Quote of the Day

“Trying to count the ways I hate Tim Kaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend.” — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), on Twitter. Read more from the original source…

Kaine Makes His Debut as Clinton’s Running Mate

Sen. Tim Kaine made his debut as Hillary Clinton’s running mate at Florida International University, “taking the stage with the soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee in bilingual Miami so that he could show off his Spanishl,” the Miami Herald reports. Said Kaine: “Bienvenidos a todos. We’re going to be compañeros del alma.” Michael Tomasky: “Holy crap. […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I think we may have been visited already. We don’t know for sure.” — Hillary Clinton, quoted by the Conway Daily Sun, on whether extraterrestrial life could exist. Read more from the original source…

Trump Uses Footage from Morocco to Show Mexico Border

“Donald Trump’s new TV ad is not quite what it seems. Footage that is implied to be from the U.S. border with Mexico is actually from more than 5,000 miles away, in Morocco,” the New York Times reports. PolitiFact gave the footage a “pants on fire” rating. Read more from the original source…

For the record

Newhall Ranch: In the Dec. 1 Section A, an article about the Newhall Ranch development referred imprecisely to a planned project in Tejon Ranch. While the ranch straddles the Los Angeles-Kern county line, the planned development is in Los Angeles County. Read more from the original source…

Is it Wookie or Wookiee? A ‘Star Wars’ style guide

When most people think of “Star Wars” style, Princess Leia’s side-buns hairdo and white robe or Darth Vader’s fearsome black helmet and cape probably come to mind. For copy editors, it’s more likely how to punctuate a jumble of words such as Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope or whether to spell Chewbacca’s… Read […]

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