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Whistleblower joins protest over Russia doping decision

Dozens of athletes, a key whistleblower and even a leader within the World Anti-Doping Agency’s own ranks slammed that organization on Tuesday as it headed toward a decision that could end the nearly three-year suspension of Russia’s anti-doping operation. On an extraordinary day of coordinated protests from across the globe, the most surprising voice in … Continue reading Whistleblower joins protest over Russia doping decision

CUCUTA, Colombia | OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia — The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country*s humanitarian crisis OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the sharp warning in a visit Friday to Colombia’s border with Venezuela in … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Miss America glad she didn’t have to don swimsuit to win

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she’s glad she didn’t have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old are a welcome modernization. Meeting … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Miss America glad she didn’t have to don swimsuit to win

Senators assistant GM resigns amid harassment charges

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee resigned Tuesday amid charges of harassment stemming from an incident at the NHL scouting combine in May. The team announced Lee’s resignation and added a search is underway to find his replacement. The team said it would have no further comment. Lee had been suspended by the Senators … Continue reading Senators assistant GM resigns amid harassment charges

NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

NEW YORK— Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

PITTSBURGH | 20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

PITTSBURGH — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he’s 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves’ 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | 20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

WARSAW, Poland | Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

WARSAW, Poland— Poland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a Ukrainian human rights activist from all 26 countries in Europe’s Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat. Critics are accusing the government of misusing the system to intimidate its opponents. The activist, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, and her Polish husband Bartosz … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history