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Source: Fox News

Embattled Ralph Northam, in first interview since blackface furor, says he wants to focus on racial equity

Sunday 19:04 GMT

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in an interview published Saturday that he wants to heal the pain that emerged after a racist picture appeared from his 1984 medical yearbook and focus on an agenda of racial equity and reconciliation in his remaining years in office -- and it looks like Virginians are going to be made to join him.

In the interview with the Post, Northam praised the “tremendous courage” of the woman who came forward, called the allegations “horrific” and says that he supports Fairfax’s call for an investigation into the claims.

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San Antonio, Orlando clubs win as Alliance of American Football launches inaugural season

Monday 04:13 GMT

The new, eight-team Alliance of American Football, a winter/spring football league, launched its inaugural season Saturday night with two games.

The San Antonio Commanders defeated the San Diego Fleet, 15-6, at San Antonio, while the Orlando Apollos trounced the Atlanta Legends, 40-6, in the rain in Orlando. Two more games are scheduled for Sunday: the Birmingham Iron hosting the Memphis Express and the Arizona Hotshots hosting the Salt Lake Stallions.

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Source: Global News

Chris Cornell posthumously wins Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance

Monday 22:44 GMT

The late Chris Cornell was honoured at Sunday’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards; the rocker won his first-ever Grammy as a solo artist and third overall.

Arctic Monkeys — Four Out of Five ** WINNER: Chris Cornell — When Bad Does Good The Fever 333 — Made an America Greta Van Fleet — Highway Tune Halestorm — Uncomfortable. You can find the full list of Grammy winners and nominees in the main categories here.

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Source: Reuters

Rap scores Grammy breakthrough while girl power rules awards show

Tuesday 05:09 GMT

“This is America,” Childish Gambino’s searing indictment of police brutality and racism, scored a breakthrough for rap on Sunday at the Grammy awards, where the top prize went to country artist Kacey Musgraves.

“From the Motown records I wore out on the (Chicago) Southside to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” Obama told the cheering celebrity audience in Los Angeles.

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Source: The Guradian

Four-time All Pro Antonio Brown intends to 'move on' from Steelers

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Antonio Brown, arguably the most dominant wide receiver in the NFL over the past decade, has stated his desire to leave the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came to rely on Brown’s teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster more during the 2018 season, and Smith-Schuster ended up making his first Pro Bowl. The player’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he had expressed his client’s “position” to the team but did not elaborate.

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Source: Fox News

Antonio Brown reportedly asks Pittsburgh Steelers for trade

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown has asked the Pittsburgh Steelers to trade him, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday, as Brown bid farewell to Steelers fans on social media.

STEELERS STAR ANTONIO BROWN BENCHED AFTER DISPUTE WITH BEN ROETHLISBERGER, REPORT SAYS. Earlier Tuesday, Brown was convicted in absentia on a charge of reckless driving in a suburban Pittsburgh court. The Steelers won the game but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

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Source: The Guradian

Alesha MacPhail's father: I sold drugs to murder accused

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The father of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was found dead on the Isle of Bute last July, has admitted selling cannabis to the teenager accused of murdering her.

MacPhail said he last sold cannabis to the accused a few months before Alesha’s murder, explaining that he stopped after the teenager’s mother communicated via his partner, Toni McLachlan, that she wanted the drug dealing to stop. The accused denies all charges, having lodged a special defence of incrimination, blaming McLachlan for Alesha’s death.


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