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Source: New York Times

Checking In on ESPN’s Big Bet on Boxing. (Yes, Boxing.)

Today 07:00 GMT

By signing with ESPN, Top Rank is expecting that boxing — mostly its boxing — will magically appear throughout the vast ESPN universe.

The Top Rank deal will bring 18 fights to ESPN’s networks next year, two on ABC (Disney owns both ESPN and ABC) and several more on ESPN Plus, the streaming service ESPN will start in 2018. The deal will aim to alter the economics and visibility of boxing, while giving ESPN dozens of hours of relatively cheap programming.

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Source: Washington Post

• First the jury convicted this 19-year-old maid for stealing. Then they took up a collection to pay her fine.

Saturday 10:51 GMT

A 19-year-old maid swiped a woman’s three rings worth at least $5,000 from a house she was cleaning in Fairfax City, Va., but later returned them after the police questioned her.

Although she was not pleased when the jury returned from their deliberations with only a $60 fine for the felony conviction, crime victim Lisa Copeland was appalled when she learned that the jury had also paid the fine.

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Source: The Guradian

Cheesed off visitors complain about festival's failings

Today 04:15 GMT

They acknowledged that the halloumi burger and camembert chef had fallen ill the night before, but these meals were not part of the ticket price, and said that “there categorically is unlimited cheese” at future events.

One you can walk around on as if you’re in a giants kitchen” – the best artisan cheeses from across Europe, including a huge baked Camembert, unlimited mulled wine, cheesecake and double-size fireplaces.

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Source: New York Times

Review: Mark Rylance Returns to Broadway as a Mad Monarch to Cherish

Today 04:15 GMT

Mark Rylance is once again ruling audiences at the Belasco Theater, where the strangely enchanting “Farinelli and the King,” Claire van Kampen’s shimmering fairy tale for grown-ups, opened on Sunday night.

Is the sight of Mr. Rylance listening to Mr. Davies sing — “as if he is leaning in,” Farinelli marvels later, “to hear it more particularly.” In the paradoxically plaintive and joyous sound of a castrato’s voice channeling Handel’s music, the King has glimpsed a paradise beyond his fractious court and his burdened royal self.

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Source: BBC

Bradley Lowery: Award for Sunderland mascot at BBC Sports Personality

Sunday 00:36 GMT

Bradley Lowery, the boy whose bravery touched the hearts of many people, will be honoured at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

The Sunderland fan and club mascot, who died aged six from a rare form of cancer, has been named the winner of the Helen Rollason Award. The award, for achievement in the face of adversity, is in memory of the BBC presenter who died of cancer in 1999.

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Source: The Guradian

The teetotal chess fan who packs a punch: why Anthony Joshua is the people’s champion

Sunday 00:36 GMT

The night when Joshua met Klitschko was one for true boxing enthusiasts: 90,000 of them were packed into Wembley to see the Ukrainian put Joshua on the canvas in the sixth round.

Heavyweight boxing, the sport in which Joshua has made a name and a great deal of money, has long had a problem with dodgy belts. There are currently no fewer than six world heavyweight belts, each sanctioned by a different organisation, of which Joshua is in possession of three: the WBA, the IBF and the IBO.

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Source: Washington Post

Comfort food you can make in 20 minutes We’re in, with melted butter.

Sunday 03:20 GMT

Nutrition | Per serving (based on 4): 360 calories, 9 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 9 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar

What sets this version apart from the rest, to my mind, is the last-minute drizzle of melted butter with crushed red pepper flakes. It can be spelled and pronounced different ways and have other things mixed in, but the basics include rice, lentils and pasta.

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Source: Fox News

Tucker Takes on Immigration Attorney Over Chicago ID Cards

Saturday 04:18 GMT

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a new ID program he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city. The program will give a municipal “City Key” to anyone in Chicago.

Carlson pointed out that many of the illegal immigrants who are working in the U.S. are doing so with fake Social Security cards and federal documents, which is a felony. Hernandez said that illegal immigrants have risked their lives to get to the U.S., and this is a way for them to "sign the guestbook," get documented and join the community.

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Source: Global News

U.S. senator says there’s a 30% chance of war with North Korea

Saturday 00:38 GMT

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in London on Thursday that military options in North Korea did not look attractive and the best way forward was to intensify economic pressure.

In an interview with the Atlantic, he said the chances of “using the military option” with the Asian country is about three in 10 – and it would jump to 70 per cent if North Korea tested another nuclear weapon.

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Source: Fox News

French school bus crash death toll rises to 6

Saturday 12:42 GMT

Two more students succumbed to their injuries Friday, raising the death toll to six people after a school bus was sliced open by a collision with a regional train in southern France.

Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne called the crash a "terrible accident" and Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer was due to visit a counseling center set up at the Christian Bourquin College on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron offered his condolences, tweeting: "All my thoughts go to the victims of this terrible accident and their families.

6 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Russell Simmons accused by Kelly Cutrone of attempted rape

Saturday 12:42 GMT

The accusation comes as the New York police department are reportedly opening an investigation into Simmons after a number of other women have accused the Def Jam co-founder of rape and other sexual offences.

Simmons said the stories in the New York Times “range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful” and that the latest accusations were an “insane pile-on”.

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Source: BBC

Brexit talks to move to next stage - EU

Saturday 12:42 GMT

EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for "further clarity" from the UK about its future intentions.

He congratulated UK Prime Minister Mrs May on reaching what the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said was a major moment in the Brexit process. Mrs May has said she wants both sides to approach the next phase of negotiations, which will determine the long-term shape of the UK relations with the EU, with "creativity and ambition".

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Source: Washington Post

FBI officials’ text message about Hillary Clinton said to be a cover story for romantic affair

Sunday 01:31 GMT

Two senior FBI officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse and made the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s private email server their cover story for being in such close contact, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two officials, senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page and senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, are the subjects of an internal investigation that has roiled the FBI and emboldened its Republican critics who have accused the bureau of political bias.

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Source: The Guradian

Outnumbered, defeated … where next for the diehard Brexiters?

Sunday 00:36 GMT

All the hardline Brexiters could do in the following hours was to launch fresh assaults on the 11 rebels, accusing them (wrongly) of celebrating wildly and toasting their success with champagne in the Pugin Room at Westminster.

This weekend, with the tide turning against their vision of a fast and clean Brexit, the Tory hardline Brexiters are desperately trying to regroup – both in the cabinet and on the backbenches.

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Source: The Guradian

Anita Pallenberg remembered by Marianne Faithfull

Sunday 09:55 GMT

We weren’t naturally meant for each other, really, but because the boys were so close at the time, and spent so much time in the studio, it threw me and Anita together.

Anita was really sophisticated and elegant, all that, and she was very good for me on that level, as I was a bit hopeless.

Source: Fox News

McCain returning home to Arizona after treatment, Trump says

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

C.I.A. Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russia, Kremlin Says

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: BBC

Trump denies he plans to fire Mueller

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: Washington Post

GOP faces 5-day scramble to pass tax bill, avoid government shutdown

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: BBC

Thousands stranded by airport power cut

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

China rebuffs Trump's claim of 'economic aggression'

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: CBS News

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens with $220 million, 2nd best weekend all-time

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

USDA balks at tougher rules for organic eggs

Saturday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

Hundreds of upcoming American Airlines flights don’t have pilots

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: NBC News

American, pilots reach deal to avoid canceling flights

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Should ‘USDA Organic’ animals be treated more humanely The Trump administration just said no.

Sunday 03:20 GMT
Source: New York Times

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Kushner’s legal team looks to hire crisis public relations firm

Saturday 20:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

DeVos Delays Rule on Racial Disparities in Special Education

Saturday 16:21 GMT

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