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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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‘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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