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Twice Olympic basketball champion and Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant on Friday lent his name to the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bryant, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 to go with five NBA championship rings earned with the Lakers, joined the LA 2024 Board of Directors and
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Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the
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LONDON Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three Members of Parliament from his leadership team who defied him by voting in favour of an amendment calling for Britain to stay in the EU’s single market, deepening rifts in his Labour party over Brexit. Labour lawmaker Chuka Umunna had proposed an amendment to the
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SANTIAGO Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago. Experts from the department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses at Chile’s Catholic University said they had grown enough algae to fragment it and
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NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part series created and
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By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday. During the Aug. 21 eclipse, the moon will pass between
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By Estelle Shirbon and William James | LONDON LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48. London’s Metropolitan Police arrested 12 people in the Barking district
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By Terray Sylvester | PORTLAND, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. Police in Portland girded for potential unrest on Sunday, citing “online threats of violence,” ahead of dueling political rallies planned by supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump after racially charged killings convulsed Oregon’s largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally and counter-protests were set to unfold
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