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In case you missed it: Juan Pierre retires

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By Jon Weisman

I didn’t know Juan Pierre, but he always seemed like a wonderful guy, regardless of the debate that surrounded him. 830 more words

Health/injuries

In Case You Missed It - February 27, 2015

Welcome to our new feature – In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of recent news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. 947 more words

LGBT

Shifting Society: Ta-Nehisi Coates

An early interest in books and writing essays as punishment worked oddly in Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ favor. As national correspondent at The Atlantic, he writes about culture, politics and social issues. 259 more words

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Shifting Society: Black Girls CODE

Girls don’t like science.

Girls don’t code.

Girls don’t build computer apps.

In fields dominated by white and asian men, women and young girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) might believe those stereotypes which ultimately lead them to other interests. 225 more words

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In case you missed it: Soaking in Spring Training

Sights and sounds from the first day of full-squad workouts. #DodgersST pic.twitter.com/qQeruLQqKz

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 27, 2015

By Jon Weisman

Man, it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood today.

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Clayton Kershaw

10 Speeches That Shifted Society

Words can be a powerful tool for change. Here are 10 speeches by African-Americans whose words impacted everyone who heard them.

President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address… 1,359 more words

In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it: Strike one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine ...

For more photos from today, visit LA Photog Blog.

By Jon Weisman

The picture above, of a ball thrown by Clayton Kershaw, efficiently shows he is able to strike out the side at any given moment. 193 more words

Clayton Kershaw