The Twins begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees tonight in the Bronx. It’s the final series before the All-Star break. Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 5-and-8 with a 5.52 ERA in 16 starts. The Yankees will counter with Hiroki Kuroda, who is 7-and-6 with a 2.77 ERA.
The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.
President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.
When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.
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