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The NFL's Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hopefully the league can now support the values of the US constitution rather than pandering to those who mistake parochialism for patriotismIn one of my favorite sports movies, Vision Quest, the varsity wrestling coach tells his students they can challenge the best wrestler in any weight class if they want to take his place.“Fairest thing in the ...

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Stocking shelves and clearing brush, guardsmen serve on border amid political heat

Critics deride deployment as political theater by President Trump; supporters say guardsmen are a “godsend” for overburdened Border Patrol.

U.S.-backed Syria forces say ISIS defeat is near

U.S-backed Syrian forces say victory over ISIS is imminent as the extremists lose their grip on their last remaining pocket of territory. Charlie ...

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Aurora police name five victims killed in shooting by dismissed worker

Police in Illinois say they believe 45-year-old gunman probably knew he was going to be laid off and planned to begin shootingFive people who died in ...

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Tunisian police and protesters clash after death at police station

Police in Tunisia fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse demonstrators who protested after a young man died inside a police station near the coastal ...

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Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon

Authorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, ...

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Aid for Venezuela arrives at border as Maduro vows to block entry

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty ...

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Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's younger sister, dies aged 85

Radziwill, born Caroline Lee Bouvier in 1933, was a successful interior designer and PR executive in the fashion industryThe American socialite Lee Radziwill, who was Jackie Kennedy’s younger sister, has died. She was 85.The website WWD reported the news, saying Radziwill died at home in New York City on Friday. The cause of death was not ...

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Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Police have fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters who massed near a Paris landmark following a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations

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Democrats seek 'best way' to force Trump to reveal private Putin talks

House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff taking legal steps to try to compel administration officials to turn over documentsDemocrats are ...

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The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for ...

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Far-right to get seats in Spanish parliament: opinion polls

Far-right lawmakers are set to be elected to Spain's parliament for the first time in nearly four decades, two opinion polls showed on Saturday, forecasting that no single party would get a majority in a snap election on April 28.

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Seeking independence 'is not a crime,' Barcelona protesters say

Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region.

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Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general, despite opposition from the Balkan country's political parties and Jewish groups.

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Pence hails 'remarkable, extraordinary' Trump tenure in attack on US allies

Vice-president tells European and Asian allies they should follow the US in quitting the Iran deal and recognizing Juan GuaidoMike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, ...

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Mike Pence rebukes European powers over Iran and Venezuela - video

US vice-president rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, rejecting a call by ...

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Trump foreign policy under attack from all sides at European security conference

Angela Merkel and Joe Biden lead a rebuke of president’s go-it-alone approach. 

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Trump’s emergency: the arbitrary action of an instinctive autocrat | Simon Tisdall

US president’s latest ploy is the product of an immature, egotistic mind, and is based on a lie The phrase “national emergency” conjures up images of riots in the streets and burning cities, a disease pandemic killing millions, or an inter-planetary invasion by little green men from Mars.Donald Trump’s national emergency, over his thwarted plans ...

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Albanian protesters attack PM's office to demand he quits

Protesters in Albania attacked the prime minister's office with iron bars and petrol bombs on Saturday, demanding his resignation over a scandal-plagued plan to build a ring-road around the capital.

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Calls to ban the Saudi 'wife-tracking' app could be counterproductive | Arwa Mahdawi

While Absher is awful, having it removed will further restrict women. Let’s not let politicians off the hook for their complicity in how Saudi women are treatedSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...

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Gunman in Illinois warehouse kills five people – video

A man opened fire on Friday in a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, an hour’s drive west of Chicago. The shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, ...

Nigerians react with anger and confusion after presidential elections postponed

It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting ...

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Fifteen Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai: military

Fifteen Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash on Saturday in North Sinai in which seven militants were also killed, the ...

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The Latest: Shiffrin calls Swedish fan up to stage

Mikaela Shiffrin joined by her Swedish good luck charm again during her slalom victory

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Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia’s second-largest city collapsed Saturday, but officials say there were no casualties

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More Venezuela aid arrives in Colombia amid uncertainty over distribution

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

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Trump's emergency declaration is unconstitutional – ask his lawyers | Lloyd Green

When Obama wielded executive power, Jay Sekulow and Noel Francisco cried tyrannyA shutdown averted, a constitutional crisis born. On Friday, Donald Trump declared a national emergency to gain additional funds for his much promised border wall, ...

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