August 2016

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Hope Solo ends club season early after ‘devastating’ suspension from US Soccer

Goalkeeper, 35, says shes not mentally ready to return to football after her suspension from the US national team Hope Solo, the notorious USA goalkeeper

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Tim Kaine tweaks Trump

Got a minute? Clinton veep makes fun of Trumps doctors report up to 30 Benghazi emails among unseen FBI trove and everything else today from the campaign trail. By Tom McCarthy Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/aug/30/tim-kaine-donald-trump-doctor-election-2016

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Fight for $15: Chris Christie vetoes minimum wage hike in New Jersey

The Republican governor said raising the minimum wage would burden small businesses and described the proposal as the heavy hand of government Republican Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed an attempt to raise New Jerseys minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 an hour over the next […]

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Police push to fire officers involved in fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald

Chicagos police superintendent filed administrative charges against five officers, including Jason Van Dyke, the officer who shot McDonald 16 times at close range Top police brass in Chicago continued their push on Tuesday to fire multiple officers involved in the handling of police dashboard cameras. The cases will proceed through a multi-step review by the […]

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Canadian-Iranian professor hospitalized after three months in detention

Noted anthropologist Dr Homa Hoodfar was arrested and imprisoned on 6 June in Tehrans notorious Evin prison and her health has rapidly declined since A Canadian-Iranian academic who has been detained in Iran for nearly three months has been hospitalised over concerns for her rapidly declining health. Dr Homa Hoodfar,

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Serena Williams v Ekaterina Makarova: US Open tennis first round live!

The world No1, who lost in the semi-finals here last year, gets her campaign under way against the unseeded Russian. Follow all the action with Tim Hill Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/aug/30/serena-williams-ekaterina-makarova-us-open-tennis-live

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Bernard Tomic delivers foul-mouthed insult to spectator at US Open

Australians loses cool during defeat to Damir Dzumhur, which scuppers hopes of showdown with Nick Kyrgios Bernard Tomic has delivered a foul-mouthed spray to a heckler during his first-round defeat at the US Open in New York. French umpire Cedric Mourier advised Tomic to go through the official channels rather than take matters into his […]

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Teddy Bridgewater injury leaves team-mates distraught at Vikings training

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury in practice, causing the team to cut short its session after 25 minutes. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with what the team later called a significant knee injury injury in practice on Tuesday, causing the team to cut short its session after 25 […]

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Museum of African American History displays range from slavery to Prince

Opening next month in Washington, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture investigates 400 years of US society From slave shackles to Princes tambourine: when the Smithsonians African American museum opens next month, it will offer visitors a layered journey through the long and complicated history of black people in America written […]

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New reports of clowns trying to lure children into South Carolina woods

Police increase patrols after more children report seeing a man wearing a clown mask in woods near where similar reports were made last week Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods. News outlets report that Greenville County sheriffs deputies […]

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