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Pea Nieto’s making a dangerous gamble with Trump’s Mexico visit | Daniel Pea

The beleaguered Mexican president, battered by one scandal after another, hopes that the meeting might boost his approval ratings. But will it backfire? Outside of their respective hairstyles, questionable real estate dealings and plagiarism scandals, President Enrique Pea Nieto and Donald Trump dont seem to have much in common. So why then would Pea Nieto […]

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Woman sues Albuquerque for seizing car despite ban on civil asset forfeiture

Arlene Harjo is suing city, claiming it illegally seized her car on only suspicion of a crime, despite a 2015 law making the practice by police illegal A woman is suing the city of Albuquerque, claiming it illegally seized her car on only suspicion of a crime, and is seeking to resell it, despite a […]

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Dennis Cooper’s blog re-launched after Google censorship criticisms

Artist and author writes that tech firm will provide all Gmail correspondence and gif novel he was working on, and post data from site to new domain post-by-post Artist and author Dennis Cooper message on the blogs Facebook account on Friday to explain Googles reasoning for erasing his 14-year-old blog, which housed a gif novel […]

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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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