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In Poor, Violent Enclave of 'Saint Death,' Pope Slams Mexico's Rich

ECATEPEC, Mexico — Celebrating Mass for more than 300,000 people in one of Mexico's poorest and most dangerous cities Sunday, Pope Francis took a swipe at the country's rich and corrupt elite.<p>Decrying "a society of the few and for the few," he denounced deep inequality and the vanity and pride of …

Christianity

GOP Cynicism on the Supreme Court Reaches a New Low

There’s no precedent for what Senate Republicans are planning: No one’s ever observed the ‘rule’ barring confirmation in the last year of a …

Orrin Hatch
Extreme Sports

All the A's offseason moves in one place

The new year is upon us, Athletics Nation! We say goodbye to 2015, which brought mostly sadness for the Oakland A's, and hello to the sweet unknown …

Coco Crisp won't be hurting the Athletics in 2016

The A's have been forced to work around some dead weight on their payroll this offseason. Two players in particular (and their gaudy contracts) have …

A's GM Forst: We will try to extend Josh Reddick

OAKLAND -- A's general manager David Forst made it clear at FanFest on Sunday that the Athletics "will make an effort at" re-signing right fielder …

A's don't have to compete to have success in 2016

When talking about the upcoming baseball season, I'm always a little surprised at how often the discussion hinges on the A's being a playoff team. I …

San Francisco

PHOTO: Athletics to give away Doolittle-Metallica gnome

The Oakland Athletics are thinking outside of the box when it comes to giveaways for the upcoming season and the club may have found a winner.<p>Oakland …

Baseball
List-Worthy
Fantasy Sports

Barreto, Manaea in Keith Law's Top 100

This week, Keith Law of ESPN is releasing his preseason prospect rankings. He got started on Wednesday by rating each team's overall farm system, and …

The Show Before the Show: Episode 45

<i>Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to</i> …

The Oakland A's should swoop in on Austin Jackson

A look at the Oakland Athletics outfield and first base lineup reads just fine, at first glance. Billy Burns and Josh Reddick are your everyday …

Learning to love the K% stat

How many batters did Sean Doolittle strike out in his All-Star 2014 season? There are many ways you can answer that question. You could say he struck …

Sean Doolittle

The Oakland Athletics have responded to Raiders owner Mark Davis' essential challenge to help them build two new stadiums in Oakland. Following is A's owner Lew Wolff's statement...

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook Messenger<br>• Pinterest<p>The Oakland Athletics have responded to Raiders owner Mark Davis' essential challenge to help them build …

Oakland Athletics

Prospect Q&A: Nottingham breaks out

After two seasons in Rookie ball in the Astros system, <b>Jacob Nottingham</b> was ready to move on. And move on, he did.<p>First to Class A Quad Cities to …

Brewers land Nottingham in trade with A's

Less than seven months after he came to Oakland, Jacob Nottingham is on the move again.<p>The A's dealt their <b>eighth-ranked prospect</b>, along with Minor …

Baseball

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How English became English – and not Latin

English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools. Given that …

Language

7 Choices That Affect A Writer's Style

<b>What Is Your Literary Style?</b><br>Style, in its broadest sense, is a specific way in which we create, perform, or do something. Style in literature is the …

Creative Writing
Language

The American Lexicon: The Bikini, Ground Zero, and Meeting on the Level

Can we communicate effectively without understanding the origin and history of our common language? The American Lexicon includes many terms that …

12 writing mistakes nearly everyone makes

As more and more organizations get into owned media, the grammar police seem to be in greater force.<p>Poor Sam Fiorella. Every time he writes …

Getting schooled on action nouns

Email Comments Print<p>Nouns — common and proper — are people, places, and things.<p>Verbs are action words — what those people, places, and things are …

It’s fine to start sentences with "and"

I always see some shocked faces when I tell a classroom of college students that there is nothing wrong with beginning a sentence with the word <i>and</i> …

Linguistics

AAP doesn’t understand the grammar of governance

In assessing a new experiment like that of the AAP government, one must resist the temptation of listing all that is wrong or promises not fulfilled. …

India