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Mike Moustakas homers twice as Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over White Sox

Mike Moustakas boomed the Royals’ first home run since July 10 with a second-inning solo shot, and added his 12th of the season with a two-run blast in the eighth as Kansas City beat the White Sox 7-1 on Tuesday night in Chicago. Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez smacked doubles to spark a four-run sixth inning. Bruce Chen strung together five useful frames of his own. The combination allowed the Royals to celebrate for the first time since the All-Star break and end a four-game losing streak.

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Juicing lets you drink the rainbow of fruits and vegetables

A few years back, juicing was associated with people on strict raw food diets. But it has spilled into the mainstream, thanks in part to documentaries such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” kale-sipping celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek, and new books filled with recipes you can make at home.

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Courts issue split rulings on health care law subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled that financial help could be offered only on a state-run insurance exchange, not HealthCare.gov. A different court reached the opposite conclusion. The decision may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. For now, no one faces the immediate loss of subsidized insurance and enrollment for next year will proceed as planned.

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Judging the Royals

How Bruce Chen pitches inside on right-handed hitters

In the second inning Bruce Chen threw a pitch in the mid-80s to Gordon Beckham and tied him up. When Bruce comes in on a right-handed hitter, he often does it with a cutter. So it’s not the velocity that messes up the righties, it’s the angle. The pitch just keeps boring in on their hands and they need to get the bat head out early to keep the ball off their knuckles. Get the hitters to start early and then a pitcher can throw off-speed. That can result in a swing and miss or easy pop-up.

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Marc B. Hahn: Access is key to good health care

“The artificial cap on the number of funded graduate medical education positions limits final training opportunities for physicians and thus limits access to care,” writes Marc B. Hahn, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. “This compounds the current primary care physician shortage and has the potential to be the single greatest barrier to accessing quality health care.”