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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an extremely dangerous cougar in Florida The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, wildlife officers had to tranquilize the 60lbs cat in January after …

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The Republicans taking on Trump in 2020 despite the ‘very, very slim’ odds

The Republican class of 2020 is serious about defeating the incumbent president even pumping their life savings in their campaigns or quitting their careers Donald Trump won the Republican nomination with ease in 2016, defeating more than a dozen rivals before going on to win the presidential election. Ahead of 2020, all eyes are now on the spectacularly crowded 2020 …

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Gilroy shooting: town grieves as police seek motive in attack that killed three

Gunman, 19, opened fire with assault-type rifle bought legally in Nevada before being shot and killed by police A suburban community was left deeply shaken as authorities investigate the motive of a gunman who opened fire at a popular garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people on Sunday afternoon. A six-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, and a man in …

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‘Trump doesn’t measure up’: Doris Kearns Goodwin on leadership

The Team of Rivals author has brought Lincoln together with Johnson and two Roosevelts to produce a timely study of what makes a great president Nelson Mandela is dead. Barack Obama is out of office. Strongmen are thriving from China to Egypt, from North Korea to Turkey. Britain’s prime minister looks weak as Brexit looms and Europe threatens to unravel. …

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Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

President says hes thinking about that very seriously, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Alis conviction in 1971 Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware that the great boxer’s conviction was overturned by the supreme court 47 years ago. Departing for the G7 summit in Canada, the president told reporters …

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Al Sharpton on Donald Trump: ‘He’s a white nationalist’

The civil rights activist, who recently found himself at the sharp end of the presidents tweets, discusses his history with Trump and the recent mass gun violence Among the many framed mementoes that clutter the white vinyl walls of the Rev Al Sharpton’s midtown Manhattan office, there is one he treasures just a little more than the others. It’s an …

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‘Embarrassing and strange’: Boxer kisses female reporter on lips during interview

Kubrat Pulev had distinguished himself by knocking out Bogdan Dinu in Las Vegas on Saturday night. What was to follow was less glorious Bulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev had distinguished himself by knocking out Bogdan Dinu in Las Vegas on Saturday night, his 27th victory in his 28th professional fight. What was to follow was less glorious. He was interviewed …

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Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible?

The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming but a new hashtag has also been born: #LatinosLeftOut Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible? Oscars The Observer Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible? The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming – but a new …

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Jay-Z and Eminem claim Weinstein Company owes them more than $800,000

In court filings, the rappers claim they were underpaid for projects including the Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw and a forthcoming Trayvon Martin TV documentary Rappers Jay-Z and Eminem have claimed the Weinstein Company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, in a lawsuit that is currently preventing the sale of the company in the wake of its bankruptcy. The Weinstein …

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