El Hadji Diouf of Senegal on why he is not ‘a bad guy’ – BBC News

June 26, 2017

‘Bad loser’ But now in his retirement he is telling his story. “I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it’s not wrong to be a bad loser,” says Diouf of his often combative mood during his playing days. “I have got character and I want people to respect me.” Diouf, who has now permanently moved back to the Senegalese capital Dakar, says he was often misunderstood during…

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review…

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them…

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family…

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Trump gives away his most consequential decision to the Pentagon

June 16, 2017

(CNN)President Trump has given Secretary of Defense James Mattis full authority to set US troop levels in Afghanistan. Fair enough. But there are — and should be — honest concerns about the degree to which the President’s hands-off approach to the military provides for a proper set of checks and balances and is healthy for civil-military relations in this country. This is not a man, let’s remember, well known for…

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 16, 2017

(CNN)After the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, we asked members of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams to weigh in on the attack. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors. The vicious and horrific attack we saw Wednesday in Alexandria at the Republican team’s practice was nothing short of a direct assault on the institution we all serve and a deranged…

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau…

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5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions’ hearing

June 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions captivated Washington Tuesday, beating back rumors of a private meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and mounting a defense for President Donald Trump, one week after former FBI Director James Comey artfully unloaded on both men. Here are the top five things we learned.

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In Sessions hearing, GOP senators sought truth, Dems sought to hit Trump

June 14, 2017

(CNN)A generally mild-mannered Jeff Sessions expressed outrage and indignation during his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Russia investigation on Tuesday. Throughout the 2 hour probe, two things became crystal clear: Republican senators want to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election process and Democratic senators are focused on exposing confidential information in an effort to sabotage the Trump presidency. Committee Chairman Richard Burr,…

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Katy Perry and the gospel of ‘Witness’

June 13, 2017

(CNN)To promote her new album Witness, Katy Perry has been live streaming her life on YouTube 24 hours a day since Thursday from a home in Los Angeles. I’ve found myself surprisingly captivated, tuning in throughout the weekend to watch her get her makeup done, be interviewed, and even sleep. To anyone vaguely familiar with Katy’s politics, there was nothing particularly surprising — she’s aggressively earnest and compassionately liberal —…

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Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park…

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Lieberman: Trump never demanded loyalty during talks for FBI job

June 9, 2017

(CNN)As Democrats and some Republicans criticize President Donald Trump after the release of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, which alleges that Trump said over dinner, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” one of the men Trump considered to replace Comey is revealing that no such request was made to him. He said “the most serious allegation is the statement by Director Comey that the President asked him essentially not…

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The definitive rules for being cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

June 3, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable Sure, you might think your Instagram of your smashed avocado toast and soy latte is totally hip. But in the world of teens, you’re basically a massive loser. Sorry. SEE ALSO: Devastated Snapchatters talk about the heartbreak of losing a Snapstreak after hundreds of days Being cool is an art form and few of us know how to truly master it. But teens today seem…

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too: A snapshot of 1980s Britain – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Image copyright Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection Image caption The film was thought to reinforce negative stereotypes by some viewers Tony Earnshaw, author of Made in Yorkshire, a study of filmmaking in the county, was one of the many who reacted badly to the Alan Clarke-directed film when he first saw it as a teenager. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Bradford had taken a battering before the…

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times. Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how…

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17 Things To Do On MDW That Have Nothing To Do With Getting Drunk

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day is meant to be celebrated as a solemn remembrance of the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom here in America. But we all know many (if not most) people will likely be spending the three-day weekend perpetually drunk off their asses, just because. Contrary to popular belief, though, there are so many other ways to spend the long weekend that dont involve alcohol…

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