President Obama’s summer playlist: a proud affirmation of his blackness

From Aloe Blaccs joyful anthem to Mary J Blige and Method Mans ballad of love against the odds, the presidents mixtape reminds us why we will miss him Straight out of college, I dated a guy from Washington DC who had just spent a few years working on the redevelopment of public housing projects in […]

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Facebook v Adblock: the anti-ad empire strikes back

Facebook thought it had thwarted ad-blockers on its network. Facebook was wrong Two days ago, Facebook announced it had implemented changes to its site a blog post dated 9 August, Facebook vice-president Andrew Bosworth announced that ad blockers would no longer make sponsored posts disappear on desktop and laptop computers. However, in an apparently magnanimous […]

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USA’s Kayla Harrison wins second straight Olympic judo gold

Harrison, 26, beats Frances Audrey Tcheumo in the 78kg final to retain her Olympic crown and immediately retires American Kayla Harrison has successfully defended her Olympic judo title in the womens 78kg division, after beating Frances Audrey Tcheumo in a tense final. With just six seconds left, Harrison caught Tcheumos arm in an armlock, and […]

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Claudio Ranieri: more chance of ET landing than Leicester retaining title

Claudio Ranieri has said it is more likely that ET comes to Piccadilly Circus than that his Leicester City side will retain their Premier League title Claudio Ranieri has wasted no time in kickstarting the Premier League mind games by claiming it is more likely that ET comes to Piccadilly Circus than his 5,000-1 offered […]

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Mexican authorities investigating reports of a tiger sighting

A tiger was reportedly spotted nine months after another Bengal tiger escaped into a mangrove forest in another part of the country Mexican authorities are investigating reports of a tiger sighting nine months after another Bengal tiger escaped into a mangrove forest in another part of the country and was never recaptured. An official at […]

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One dead and 19 injured in two bomb blasts in Thailand

The bombs were hidden in plant pots on a street in Hua Hin, a busy seaside resort, and killed a street food vendor At least one person has been killed and 19 others injured after two bombs exploded in the popular Thai seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said. The websites of the Thai […]

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CW introduces first show with a gay superhero Freedom Fighters: The Ray

The network behind other popular superhero series such as The Arrow and The Flash has added The Ray to its 2017 roster on its digital channel The CW has beat Marvel and DCs big-screen film universes to introduce a gay lead superhero. At the networks Television Critics Association panel on Thursday in Los Angeles, the […]

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Clinton v Trump on the economy: speeches underscore competing visions

The presidential candidates stick to party lines as Democrat backs expanded version of Buffett rule and Republican calls for tax cuts for all Americans Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out their competing visions for the US economy in the past week, with varying degrees of detail and some surprising overlap. But the bulk of […]

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Hundreds evacuated from path of wildfire in southern France

Marseille, Frances second-largest city, in danger as high winds whip the blaze onward and airport reroutes planes to make way for firefighting aircraft Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes in the path of wildfires in southern

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Man climbs Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups

Police eventually pull man inside building after smashing windows and breaking through ventilation duct to impede his progress A man began scaling the all-glass facade of Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday using large suction cups. As witnessed on an ABC News stream, the climber a young, white male with long brown hair and muttonchops […]

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