For the first time since 1995-96, the National League has won two straight All Star Games, dominating the American League this year by a score of 5-1. Prince Fielder, whose three-run home run in the fourth sealed the deal, won the MVP award.
Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in May, 2008, is the second living Medal of Honor recipient since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
With his dad pitching, Robinson Cano took his first home run derby title with 32 dingers, beating out Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez by a single homer in the final round. David Ortiz and Prince Fielder both tied for third with nine homers apiece.
More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters trying to reach Israel were blocked at airports in Europe after Israel asked foreign airlines to stop blacklisted travelers from boarding flights. Israeli police detained 30 activists who landed in Israel.
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