NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

Israel’s far-right sports and culture minister has taken credit for the US National Basketball Association’s decision to remove the description “occupied” from its depiction of Palestine on its website, despite the fact that the phrase describes the internationally recognised legal...
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Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Doug Jones was formally certified as the winner of Alabama’s US Senate election this month, as the state ignored a last-ditch legal challenge by the Republican Roy Moore. The announcement came hours after Moore’s lawyers filed a request late on...
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Steph Curry: Golden State Warriors can send statement with White House snub

Steph Curry: Golden State Warriors can send statement with White House snub

Steph Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, says the Golden State Warriors can “inspire some change” and “send a statement” by snubbing a visit to Donald Trump’s White House. The Warriors franchise have yet to make a decision as to whether...
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Streets in St Louis – and everywhere – belong to us. Not brutal cops | Steven W Thrasher

Streets in St Louis – and everywhere – belong to us. Not brutal cops | Steven W Thrasher

America has been rocked by countless protests over the past few years. One chant that has been heard from activists time and time again is: “Whose streets? Our streets!” That’s why it was so jarring when, this week, police in...
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Brigham Young ends 60-year ban on sale of caffeinated drinks on campus

Brigham Young ends 60-year ban on sale of caffeinated drinks on campus

Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” The move sparked social...
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‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

“He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.” The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, was caught by a live microphone on the Senate floor. Schumer continued: “Here’s what I told h...
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Tensions simmer in St Louis after white officer acquitted of killing black motorist

Tensions simmer in St Louis after white officer acquitted of killing black motorist

Tensions were growing between protesters and police in St Louis Friday afternoon after a judge acquitted a former officer of murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black motorist. By mid-afternoon some officers were changing into riot gear amid...
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Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellowship after CIA chief protests

Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellowship after CIA chief protests

Harvard University has rescinded an offer to make Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow after the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, cancelled an appearance at the university. Pompeo had been scheduled to appear at Harvard’s John F Kennedy school of...
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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

The city of Montpelier, Vermont has said “Merci” to the French city of Montpellier after its mayor and professional football team announced plans to send some misprinted football jerseys its way. Bill Fraser, the city manager in Montpelier, Vermont, said.....
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Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity

Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity

Instagram has apologized for taking down a photo of a boy with a facial deformity after another user reported it to the photo-sharing app’s content moderation team. Twelve-year-old Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome, which means he has no...
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Hurricane Irma: millions brace for impact as superstorm reaches Florida – live

Hurricane Irma: millions brace for impact as superstorm reaches Florida – live

2.13pm BST14:13 Irma’s eye reaches the Keys The lower islands of the Florida Keys are now inside the center of the storm, the National Hurricane Center reports. The storm had sustained winds of 130mph at 9am local time. Shortly before...
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