Jay Nixon orders the National Guard out of Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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How fans can spot a good plate appearance

Ted Williams—who knew a thing or two about swinging a bat—said the first thing you had to do to be a successful hitter was get a good pitch to hit. So what exactly does that mean? First, ask yourself what the hitter is trying to do: is he trying to get on base, drive in a runner on third with less than two outs, stay out of a double play or hit the ball to the right side?

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Easy, basic recipe for barbecue Boston butt

In this third part of mastering backyard and competition barbecue, Ardie Davis tells how to barbecue Boston butt. The meat is one of the most challenging to cook, but it is also one of the most popular for puns, double entendres and team names. Here’s an easy, basic recipe.

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