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For months, authorities have been urging civilians in areas near the fighting in eastern Ukraine to evacuate to safer parts of the country. But while many have heeded the call, others — including families with children — have steadfastly refused. So it has fallen to local police to try to persuade residents to leave.

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University of Virginia running back Mike Hollins is letting himself be healed by football four months after he was wounded in a shooting that killed three of his teammates. The fifth-year footballer, who is a native of Baton Rouge, La., opened up about his return to the field for the first time after practice on Tuesday. He told reporters during a Zoom call that playing football again has ...

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The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. lives just outside Justice. This has been true his whole life. In the geographic sense, he has lived in Summit, Illinois (or the subdivision of Argo, annexed long ago into Summit), for most of his 83 years. Summit ambles alongside the Des Plaines River, a bit north of the village of Justice. In a more poetic sense, though, Parker has also lived outside justice since ...

How do we do it during March Madness? How do we manage to bury our heads in the sand while simultaneously painting our faces in school colors? We are either magicians or contortionists. How else do you explain our ability to raucously stand up and clap our hands while we’re holding our noses at the same time to avoid the stench emanating from the cesspool otherwise known as college basketball? ...

Adam Schenk never looked like he would be leading the Valspar Championship until his final putt. Schenk made a 5-foot birdie for a 70. That gives him a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood as he goes for his first PGA Tour win. Spieth looked to be in control for so much of the round at Innisbrook. But with five birdies and an eagle came plenty of mistakes. Spieth took his fifth bogey of the day on the 18th hole for a 69. Fleetwood was just the opposite. He had 16 pars and two birdies for a 69.

Today's Iraq is a world away from the terror that followed the U.S. invasion to depose Saddam Hussein 20 years ago this week. A new generation is eager to turn away from the sectarianism of the past and heal the nation's divisions. 

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SEATTLE — The Seahawks continued the makeover of their defense Friday by signing free agent defensive back Julian Love, formerly of the New York Giants. The team announced the signing Friday afternoon. ESPN reported that Love agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $12 million. Love was among three defensive players visiting the Seahawks this week. Seattle also signed one of the other visitors, ...

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst valued Jordan Love’s potential enough three years ago to trade up in the draft and select him in the first round, catching the Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback already on Green Bay’s roster by surprise. Love finally has a chance to show he was worth the gamble. Plus news from around the NFL on Thursday.

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