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This Day in History: Dec. 5

(AP Photo) On this day, Dec. 5 …1933: National Prohibition comes to an end as Utah becomes the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.Also on this day:1776: The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, is organized at the College of William and Mary in… …

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Walter Williams, conservative economics professor, columnist, dead at 84

Renowned conservative economics professor and columnist Walter Williams has died. He was 84.Williams taught economics at George Mason University in Virginia for 40 years and had a nationally syndicated column. He died Wednesday, a day after teaching his final class, according to fellow professor Donald J. Boudreaux in the Wall Street Journal.“Dr. Williams’ body of work was remarkable,……

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Van Lith helps No. 5 Louisville break school points record

It was a record-setting performance for Jeff Walz’s No. 5 Louisville Cardinals.Hailey Van Lith and Kianna Smith each scored 21 points in the highest-scoring game in Louisville history, a 116-75 romp over No. 20 DePaul on Friday night in the Jimmy V Classic.The Cardinals (3-0) surpassed the 115 points they scored against Murray State in……

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Vogel: Lakers ‘have to be even better’ to repeat as champs

After the longest season and the shortest offseason in NBA history, the champion Los Angeles Lakers are back at work with two content superstars, a younger lineup around them — and a steady confidence they can do it all again.The Lakers seem confident and collected as they head into team workouts this weekend, about eight……

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No. 8 Michigan St survives scare, beats Detroit Mercy 83-76

Rocket Watts picked the right time to have his best game for Michigan State.The sophomore guard scored a career-high 23 points and was strong defensively, helping the eighth-ranked Spartans overcome a flat start and avoid a huge upset with an 83-76 win over Detroit Mercy on Friday night.“That’s the best I’ve seen him play —……

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MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. It says providers……

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New York Liberty win WNBA draft lottery again

The New York Liberty will pick No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the WNBA draft. This time there isn’t really a clear-cut choice of who they’ll take to pair with last year’s choice Sabrina Ionescu.“Right now we don’t know who will be at the top,” New York Liberty GM Jonathan Kolb said. “Which……

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