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Why sport protests matter

...The reason sport has been so readily politicised over the years is that it is visual, popular and language-neutral....
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Hero with no legs helps with Mexico quake relief effort

A man with no legs has been pictured giving a helping hand to those still searching for the victims of two earthquakes that have devastated Mexico....
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Chinese vase sells for 10,000 times estimated price

...as auction involving amateur buyer gets way out of hand...
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US university police kill student suffering from depression

Washington (AFP) - The police killing of a university student suffering from depression has sparked unrest on campus and opened another chapter in the debate over use of deadly force by American law enforcement....
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Mom Who Spent Hours in Nail Salon

...While Baby Died in Hot SUV Gets Prison Time...
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Death of 8 at Florida nursing home sounds alarms after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm....
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Florida gun owners encouraged to 'shoot the storm' and fire their guns at Hurricane Irma

..."A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC.......
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For Miami’s homeless, a choice: Take shelter or be held

MIAMI (AP) — On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma’s monster wind and rain, social workers and police officers are giving Miami’s estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation....
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Migrant aid group quits Med to help Rohingya refugees

A Maltese charity which was the first to launch privately-funded migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean said Monday it was transferring its resources to help persecuted Rohingya in South East Asia....
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Pot growers accused of offering California sheriff $1M bribe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $1 million to turn a blind eye to their pot growing operations....
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