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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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‘Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media

President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing …

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Claus von Bülow obituary

Moneyed socialite who was convicted and then acquitted of trying to kill his wife Questions over whether Claus von Bülow twice attempted to murder his multimillionaire American wife, or whether she was the cause of her own fate, are likely to re-emerge now that he has died, aged 92. Martha “Sunny” von Bülow, who died in 2008 after lying in …

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A puncher’s chance: amateur fight event offers a desperate swing at glory

A website bought the broadcast rights to a redneck boxing event but each of the fighters from impoverished West Virginia has his own hopes and dreams West Virginia A puncher’s chance: amateur fight event offers a desperate swing at glory A website bought the broadcast rights to a ‘redneck’ boxing event but each of the fighters from impoverished West Virginia …

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Trump now claims he was ‘very strong’ with Putin on election meddling

After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: We cant have this Donald Trump now says he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for his country’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, further walking back a statement on Monday that drew bipartisan condemnation. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday evening, the US president …

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Kansas primary: a test for red state Democrats in the Trump era

The candidates are largely ideologically aligned and differ only slightly on policy, but represent the partys competing impulses Sharice Davids, an amateur mixed martial arts fighter running for Congress in Kansas, arrived at the 403 Club, a pinball bar in downtown Kansas City, for a campaign fundraiser. She was ready to take on the evening’s champion, but she never got …

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Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

Donald Trump has granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxings first black heavyweight champion Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. “It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, …

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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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