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Source: Fox News

NBA bringing professional basketball league to Africa with help from Obama

Today 16:21 GMT

NBA'S STEPHEN CURRY SAYS HE REGRETS DAUGHTER'S VIRAL APPEARANCE AT 2015 NEWS CONFERENCE. “As we've been talking about this concept over the last several months, there's been a tremendous reception from many of our NBA team owners ... and in addition, several of the partners of the NBA have expressed a strong desire to work with us in Africa,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Luol Deng are among the active players who are from the continent.

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Source: Fox News

Trump's election was fueled by social decay and real suffering, and it's not going away

Today 18:10 GMT

When Donald Trump declared the American Dream was dead, and that America needed to be made “great again,” a chorus of mockery and disapproval rained down from elite circles. “America is already great,” President Barack Obama proclaimed to great applause at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Across the country, if you look not at exit polls (which cover individuals), but instead at the places where Trump did best, they were the places with the most social decay.

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Source: The Week

The most grammatically-infuriating holiday of the year

Today 12:40 GMT

Presidents Day has been an extremely confusing holiday ever since George Washington died in 1799 and people decided we ought to figure out a way to celebrate the guy.

A few centuries later, in 1968, Congress decided it'd be better if Americans had more three-day weekends (agree), and they issued the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which officially moved George Washington's birthday to "the third Monday in February."

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Source: Fox News

Chicago mayor predicts 'evolution' for Northam, likens embattled Virginia governor to Obama, Lincoln

Sunday 08:03 GMT

During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not join the choir of his fellow Democrats who have called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid a blackface-Ku Klux Klan photo controversy.

CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: LEGALIZE POT, OPEN CASINO TO PAY DOWN CITY'S $28B PENSION DEBT. The term-limited mayor began by telling Maher that he thought Northam was one of two people appearing in racist attire in the photo.

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Source: DW

NBA announces new Africa basketball league

Sunday 19:03 GMT

The NBA will launch a professional league in Africa next year, the NBA and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced Saturday.

"The Basketball Africa League is an important next step in our continued development of the game of basketball in Africa," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. "Combined with our other programs on the continent, we are committed to using basketball as an economic engine to create new opportunities in sports, media and technology across Africa."

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Source: Global News

White House nudged Japanese PM Abe to nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize: report

Monday 17:14 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s Friday press conference may have been dedicated to announcing a national emergency, but he also used the occasion to claim that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in engaging with North Korea:. Trump wasn’t wrong about the nomination, Japanese newspaper Asahi reports, but he left out a key detail — Abe nominated Trump after the White House nudged him to.

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Source: The Guradian

Anna Wintour: a rare face-to-face with the most important woman in fashion

Sunday 06:03 GMT

• Read more from the spring/summer 2019 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement. One morning last August, Anna Wintour was playing tennis with her coach in the 40-acre grounds of her Long Island summerhouse.

Born in London in 1949 to a British father (Evening Standard editor Charles Wintour) and an American mother, Wintour moved to New York in her 20s. I try not to think about the scene in the 2009 Vogue documentary The September Issue when Stefano Pilati, then designer of Yves Saint Laurent, withers under her stony-faced appraisal of his latest collection.

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Source: Fox News

Rahm Emanuel warns Dems not to 'mimic' Trump’s politics, says Virginia's Northam shouldn't resign

Sunday 06:03 GMT

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if President Trump can declare a national emergency to bypass Congress in order to secure funding for his long-promised border wall, a Democratic president can do the same for guns.

The two-term mayor was then asked his thoughts on embattled Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, who has resisted calls to resign over his 1984 medical school yearbook page that featured one person in Ku Klux Klan garb and another in blackface.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump's emergency declaration is unconstitutional – ask his lawyers

Sunday 11:43 GMT

On Friday, Donald Trump declared a national emergency to gain additional funds for his much promised border wall, bypassing Congress and raiding the Pentagon for $3.6bn, already a legally dubious proposition in the eyes of the justice department.

On Thursday, the Senate majority leader threw his weight behind the president, announcing on the floor: “I’m going to support the national emergency declaration.”

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Source: Fox News

Brexit gets Trump boost while Obama poo-pooed it

Sunday 16:19 GMT

In April 2016, less than two months before Britons went to the polls to vote on whether the U.K. should be in or out of the European Union, then-President Barack Obama warned the country it would be at “the back of the queue” for a U.S. trade deal if “leave” won the vote.

Liam Fox, the UK’s international trade secretary said: "The U.K. and the U.S. are the strongest of trading partners and this agreement will allow British and American businesses to keep trading as freely as they do today, without additional bureaucracy."


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