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Christie’s to Sell a Dinosaur That Inspired the ‘Jurassic Park’ Raptor

Many people know them as agile bipedal dinosaurs with menacing claws and scrunched-up arms, hunting children through a kitchen in “Jurassic Park.” In the 1993 movie, they’re called velociraptors, but those creatures were more like a different, related species, Deinonychus antirrhopus — a name that the author of the novel “Jurassic Park,” Michael Crichton, considered …

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MLB Suspends Trevor Bauer for Two Seasons Amid Abuse Claim

Trevor Bauer of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been suspended by Major League Baseball for two seasons, effective immediately, for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy. The suspension – which will cover 324 games without pay – was announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday. It came after an investigation by the …

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Why Americans Became More Vulnerable to Oil Price Spikes

More than a decade ago, when Americans faced surging prices at the pump, policymakers developed a vision to wean people off gas and oil: more efficient cars, more compact and walkable communities, more renewable energy. “We have a serious problem,” George W. Bush had warned in his 2006 State of the Union address. “America is …

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How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

There’s a classic YouTube video titled “NY Jets Draft Blunders” that has amassed nearly two million views. It shows an ESPN-produced montage of Jets fans reacting in despair to the team’s draft selections in the ’80s and’ 90s, like when the team famously chose quarterback Ken O’Brien over the future Famer Dan Marino Hall in …

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Christie’s to Sell a Dinosaur That Inspired the ‘Jurassic Park’ Raptor

Many people know them as agile bipedal dinosaurs with menacing claws and scrunched-up arms, hunting children through a kitchen in “Jurassic Park.” In the 1993 movie, they’re called Velociraptors, but those creatures were more like a different, related species, Deinonychus antirrhopus — a name that the author of the novel “Jurassic Park,” Michael Crichton, considered …

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Boris Becker Sentenced to Two and a Half Years for Hiding Assets in Bankruptcy

LONDON – Boris Becker, the six-time Grand Slam tennis champion, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Friday in his bankruptcy case, after he was found guilty by a London court of hiding millions of dollars’ worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts. The sentence punctuated a startling …

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The ‘Ultimate Bird’ Once Prowled the Seas of a Young Japan

It’s not unusual today to find swans on rivers and lakes, splitting their time between pulling up water plants and punishing the unwise with powerful blows of their bony-elbowed wings. Eleven million years ago, however, swans in what is today called Japan did something unexpected: They took to the oceans. In a paper published this …

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