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#BlackExcellence: Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III score first in The American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland is set to make history again. This time with Calvin Royal III, by becoming the first black couple to dance lead roles with The American Ballet Theatre, according to The Los Angeles Times. Copeland, who became the first African American female principal dancer with The American Ballet Theatre, and Royal III will perform Friday ... /
Pregnant Meghan Markle called ‘fat lady’ and has a royal chuckle

  American-born actress turned royal Meghan Markle took it with a laugh Wednesday when an admirer commented on her beauty but also mentioned her pregnancy and called her “fat.” Markle, who married Prince Harry in May, was meeting staffers and volunteers at an animal charity when Peggy McEachrom approached her, People reported. READ ...

Duchess Meghan Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, wife of Great Britain's Prince Harry.

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Carlos Acosta named director of Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Cuban-born dancer says he wants to use the new position to reach "more diverse audiences".

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Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

A senior royal family member says US troop withdrawals will have a "very negative" impact on the Syrian people. /
Student punished after hanging noose in Texas high school but was it enough?

A Texas student has been punished after hanging a noose from a staircase last month, district administrators said on Wednesday. —Duchess Meghan ...

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Royal Navy sent 'to prevent migrant crossings' in Channel

The defence secretary says HMS Mersey will help prevent migrants making the "dangerous journey".

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Gavin Williamson: UK ship in Ukraine 'sends message to Russia'

A Royal Navy presence in the Black Sea will show solidarity with Ukraine, the defence secretary says.

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NATO Allies Fearful About Departure of 'Trusted' Mattis  

For two years, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been urging nervous NATO counterparts to judge the Trump administration by its actions and not by the president's tweets or off-the-cuff remarks. But on Thursday, President Donald Trump posted a tweet the Europeans couldn't ignore: an announcement that the four-star general would soon be leaving ...

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