Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year
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Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly … Continue reading

Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London
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Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show that celebrated London’s diverse culture, from pubs to pirate radio. Mendes, the 19-year-old Canadian star, also won the best-song trophy for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me … Continue reading

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies
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His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a trio of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war. Trump, in Manila, attended the opening ceremonies of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations conference, … Continue reading

Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe
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Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted … Continue reading

Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of repeat vote
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Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of repeat vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence in East Africa’s economic power. Jubilant supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who seeks a second term, celebrated the news that the … Continue reading

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain
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Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation. Popes often send telegrams of condolences after deadly natural disasters or the deaths of prominent world leaders. … Continue reading