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Dodgers lose big in New York: 13-7

box-score-dodgers-mets3.jpg Just like that, the Dodgers face elimination Tuesday night after blowing an early 3-0 lead and letting New Yorkers blow off steam about Chase Utley.

Computer science now the top major for women at Stanford

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