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John McCain obituary

Patriotic senator and Republican presidential candidate admired for his bravery as a prisoner in Hanoi, and for his readiness to speak truth to power Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has died aged 81 after suffering from brain cancer, was for many Americans an authentic national hero. The son and grandson of admirals, he was a pilot who, shot down …

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Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin Donald Trump has accused critics of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin showed no sign of abating. The US president might be regretting his partial climbdown on his drawing a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world champion convicted in 1913 and subject of campaign which did not sway Barack Obama Donald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of racially motivated injustice. Johnson became the first black heavyweight world champion in 1908, winning …

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WeGeneration work, rest and play together in Adam Neumann’s empire

New York entrepreneur has big plans to turn his office rental business into a provider of homes, leisure and education Adam Neumann is not satisfied with changing the way 210,000 people work and turning himself into a paper multi-billionaire in the process. Neumann, the 38-year-old co-founder and chief executive of shared office provider WeWork, wants to house, teach, train and …

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The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls

Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018 The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls Activism The Resistance Now The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump …

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Ageing bulls: have Robert De Niro’s roles inspired Donald Trump?

They hate each other and are involved in a very public spat. But Trump is a huge fan of De Niros movies and the actor is also a real estate mogul, just like the US president Seconds out for Grudge Match 2: the ageing bull versus the old pretender. It’s a trash-talking, fist-pumping, shadow-boxing spectacular featuring two rich alpha-males who …

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Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world? | Ben Armbruster

The US is closer to war with Iran than it has been since the Bush years, or perhaps ever. And Bolton is largely to blame Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton wants the United States to go to war with Iran. We know this because he has been saying it for nearly two decades. And everything that the Trump …

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Alan Alda reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The M*A*S*H and West Wing actor says he has been living with disease for three years, but is living a full life Alan Alda, who starred as Hawkeye in the long-running TV comedy M*A*S*H, has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. The 82-year-old actor told US talk show CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the disease more than three …

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, America’s most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered there for a weekend of …

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