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Former Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies At 82

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died Friday night at the age of 82, reports the Associated Press.

Weaver suffered an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean, according to NBC Washington and WNST Radio in Baltimore.

Weaver won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles. The Duke of Earl, as he was affectionately known in Baltimore, took the Orioles into the World Series four times over 17 seasons but won only one title, in 1970. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served 10 or more seasons in the 20th century.

Weaver was the type of manager who preferred to wait for a three-run homer rather than manufacture a run with a stolen base or a bunt. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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