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Brokaw sees missteps for Trump, Clinton

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:16
Donald Trump was tripped up in Monday's debate as much by his own ego and lack of preparation as he was by his opponent on the stage, says legendary broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw.
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Video released shows officers shooting 6-year-old

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:16
Newly-released body cam footage shows police officers fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy after firing several rounds into the car in which he was sitting. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.
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Ramirez praises retiring BayStars pitcher Miura’s professionalism

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:10

To borrow the words of his manager, retiring star pitcher Daisuke Miura was a “professional player.” That’s how BayStars manager Alex Ramirez described the Yokohama legend. A few hours before Miura’s final start, Ramirez mused about the career of a man who was one of his rivals, then a teammate and now one of the […]

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Malaysian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso to get 30-place grid penalty

bbc - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:06
McLaren's Fernando Alonso will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from the back because of a 30-place grid penalty.
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Allardyce admits to ‘judgment’ error in England farce

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:00

Sam Allardyce admitted an “error of judgment” on Wednesday after his one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. “Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that,” Allardyce told reporters outside his home in Bolton, northwest England. “I think that on reflection […]

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Bill Clinton pays respects to Shimon Peres

bbc - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:59
Former US President Bill Clinton was among those paying their respects as Israel's former PM and President Shimon Peres lay in state.
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Singapore jails teen blogger Amos Yee for anti-religion posts

bbc - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:56
Amos Yee, a 17-year-old blogger from Singapore, will spend six weeks in jail for online posts criticising Christianity and Islam.
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Female CEOs hit record high

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:54
America hit a milestone in 2016: The most female CEOs ever. There are now 27 women at the helm of S&P 500 companies.
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Inventing the supermodel

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:53
For 40 years, Peter Lindbergh has been one of fashion's most revered photographers.
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Cubs give Epstein a five-year contract extension

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:52

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts had dinner with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in Arizona around the start of spring training. If Epstein had any doubt about a contract extension, it ended right there. And on Wednesday, it became official. Chicago announced a five-year extension, rewarding Epstein for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise […]

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First weekend an encouraging start

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:52

Optimism is the common emotion shared by all teams as the new season unfolds in the early stages. Players, coaches and fans are fired up to be a part of something new, something unified after a directionless decade for Japan pro basketball. There’s also been an impressive turnout of local and national media, chronicling action […]

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'Luke Cage' brings muscle, cool

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:43
As superhero team-ups go, Marvel and Netflix continue to make a pretty powerful pair. Enter, on the heels of "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Luke Cage," which closely adheres to that gritty formula and should win its own loyal legion of fans behind Mike Colter's imposing presence in the title role.
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Olympics organizing committee casts doubt on plans to scrap three new venues

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:41

The heads of the committee said any changes would need fresh approval from the IOC and the governing bodies of the sports involved.

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Dozens missing in China landslides

cnn - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:39
At least 33 people are missing after rains from Typhoon Megi triggered landslides in two villages in China's eastern Zhejiang province on Wednesday, according to China's state-run news agency.
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Bowing out

bbc - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:34
Carlos Acosta talks about why the classical ballet world needs to find new Romeos as he dances out with dignity.
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Mori staying put with Dragons

japantimes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:33

The Chunichi Dragons announced Thursday their acting manager Shigekazu Mori will take on the job full-time next season. In August, the Dragons placed third-year manager Motonobu Tanishige on leave, effectively firing him and promoting Mori, who was the bench coach at the time. Chunichi is finishing last in the Central League this year for the […]

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