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    1. INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch set a NASCAR standard in winning one of the biggest races of the year in the only way fitting for Busch. He stunk up the show. The driver that many NASCAR fans love to hate pummeled their favorite drivers once again Sunday in capturing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He led the final 109 laps and 149 of the 170 overall. "I felt pretty good to be up ...

    2. A relieved Froome heads to Paris to secure 3rd Tour title

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsJul 23 10:41 AM

      After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years. Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing - and descending - in the Alps on Saturday and heads to the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees with a comfortable advantage of 4 ...

    3. About a week ago Robert Fairchild was packing his bags following three weeks as an American in Paris. New York City Ballet, where he is a principal dancer, was winding up a three-week season at the Théâtre du Châtelet. It's a venue he knows well: In 2014 he spent months there immersed in the creation...

    4. A Chinese man who first made his fortune selling bamboo hopes to invest £1bn ($1.3bn) to "transform" the UK steel city of Sheffield.

    5. A look at the AP-Gfk poll on American attitudes about guns

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 23 05:41 AM

      A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.

    6. A new Nature paper has earned a lot of media attention, unusually given that it's a fairly technical and 'basic' piece of neuroscience. In the paper, researchers Matthew F. Glasser and colleagues present a new parcellation (or map) of the human cerebral cortex, breaking the cortex down into 180 areas per hemisphere - many more than conventional maps. But is this, as Nature dubbed it, "the ...

      Mind over gray matter: new map lays out brain's ... - Reuters via Yahoo Canada Sports

    7. A shift in the way companies deduct stock options will raise reported net earnings, but it could also rekindle a debate about low U.S. corporate taxes.

      New cigarette taxes could be on ballot in hesita... - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

    8. A 555-strong U.S. Olympics team includes record 292 women

      Reuters via Yahoo! SportsJul 23 02:33 PM

      A record contingent of 292 women will be part of a powerful 555-strong United States team at next month's Rio Olympics. The team, announced on Saturday by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will contest 244 of 306 medal events. The record number of women on the U.S. team tops the previous mark of 289 by China in 2008.

    9. A peek into a travel photographer's camera bag

      Mashable Tech via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsJul 25 01:44 AM

      Swee Ong is a Singaporean travel photographer who has had his work published in National Geographic. As a self-funded photographer, Ong backpacks around the world, documenting his travels via photography. His trips can last anywhere from a week to three months at a time, affecting the camera equipment that he carries around with him. For now, his camera bag holds a total of eight essential gear...

    10. A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ and the issuer credit ratings of “aa-” of ProAssurance Casualty Company, ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc., ProAssurance Specialty Insurance Company, Inc., and ProAssurance American Mutual, A Risk Retention Group .

      A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Russian Reinsura... - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

      A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Compagnie Centrale ... - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

      A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of The Travelers Compa... - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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