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Calmer winds help firefighters gain control

Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of...
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Browns QB Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m just a rookie’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stretches before a rookie minicamp practice at the NFL football team’s facility in Berea, Ohio Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stretches before a rookie minicamp...
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Atletico wins Spanish title with 1-1 tie at Barca

Atletico’s Diego Godin from Uruguay, left celebrates with team mates after scoring his side’s first goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP...
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Arsenal ends 9-year title drought with FA Cup win

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny, bottom right, holds his leg after taking a knock when scoring his sides second goal during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)...
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Prep Track: Riverdale’s Pever has memorable NCC meet

NORTH ROBINSON — Friday’s North Central Conference meet was a day to remember for Riverdale’s Chad Pever. Pever won the high jump and was on a pair of winning relays for the Falcons as he led the way for area individuals in the final North Central Conference track meet at Colonel...
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New NAACP leader: I’m Brown v. Board beneficiary

In this image provided by the NAACP, Roslyn Brock, right, chairman of the national board of directors for the NAACP, puts a NAACP pin on new national president and CEO, Cornell Williams Brooks on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The selection of Brooks came as the...

There’s Johnny: Manziel on field with Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Football is finally playing football. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is participating in his first NFL workouts this weekend, just a week after he was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the NFL draft. During a workout limited to...
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Here are 5 things to know about the Preakness

Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome heads back to the barn after a morning workout in the rain under exercise rider Willie Delgado at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Baltimore. The 139th Preakness horse race takes place Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)...
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Brazil to stage key stadium tests for World Cup

This April 24 , 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil. Brazil had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. There is also concern with the...

NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP has selected Cornell Williams Brooks to become its new national president and CEO. Brooks, 53, of Annandale, New Jersey, will become the organization’s 18th national president. He’s currently the president and CEO of the New Jersey...