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Sep 24

Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad': Barzani

By Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday. Iraq’s Kurds…

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Sep 24

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3×5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.

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Sep 24

Wozniacki wins Pan Pacific Open for third time

Caroline Wozniacki wins her third Pan Pacific Open title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 in Tokyo.

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Sep 24

Borg vs McEnroe review – a five-set thriller of a film

Sverrir Gudnason is superb as the ice-cool Swede struggling to contain a cauldron of emotion – and Shia LaBeouf’s not bad either as his voluble opponent

A tale of sporting rivalry is given a brooding, introspective Scandinavian twist by Janus Metz, hitherto best known for his award-winning documentary Armadillo. Stoic, seemingly unflappable Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and volatile, temperamental brat John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) competed for the Wimbledon title in 1980. On paper, it was a clash of opposites. But in fact, this film argues that the two men had more in common than anyone suspected at the time. Ice-man Borg, the main focus of this film, was in fact a volcano; his obsession with detail, his superstitions, were all part of the meticulous control mechanism he constructed to prevent the eruptions of anger that so tarnished McEnroe’s early reputation.

Whether or not you know the outcome, this is a cracking watch. Metz captures the period effectively – the Mondrian-style colour blocks of the tennis court; the saturated, synthetic palette of the 1970s and early 1980s. But the performances carry the film. The two competitors are exceptionally well cast: LaBeouf is a little old for the role but conveys McEnroe’s isolation and vulnerability along with the adolescent petulance. But Gudnason is remarkable; not only is he an uncanny physical match, he also manages to combine a stewing inner turmoil with a demeanour that is as impassive as a blank scoreboard.

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Sep 24

Deadly aftershock, volcanic ash spread alarm in Mexico

By Michael O’Boyle and Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.2 aftershock that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among anxious residents reeling from a string of natural disasters and interrupting the searc…

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Sep 24

MLB's First Player Just Took A Knee During The National Anthem

MLB's First Player Just Took A Knee During The National AnthemBruce Maxwell, catcher for the Oakland Athletics, just became the first major league baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem in Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers.

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Sep 24

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at gamesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local):

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Sep 23

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitationBy Barbara Goldberg and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. Responding to Trump’s attacks on football players who protested during the national anthem, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday that Trump’s statements revealed “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players.

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Sep 23

‘A huge privilege’ – Federer & Nadal win as doubles partners

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win their first doubles match together on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup.

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Sep 23

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

People across Puerto Rico struggled to dig out from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

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Sep 23

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.

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Sep 23

'Inevitable' that North Korean missiles will hit US mainland after Donald Trump's insults, says Pyongyang foreign minister at UN

North Korea’s foreign minister says it is inevitable that missiles from his country will hit the United States after the American military flew bombers further north of the demilitarised zone than any American military plane in the 21st century, and af…

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Sep 23

George Clooney Explains Hillary Clinton's Presidential Election Loss: Speeches 'Didn't Soar'

George Clooney said Hillary Clinton never upped her game during the campaign period.

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Sep 23

LeBron James Tweets Brutal Response To Trump's Steph Curry Tweet

LeBron James Tweets Brutal Response To Trump's Steph Curry TweetAfter President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning he would be “withdrawing” Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry’s invitation to visit the White House to celebrate his team’s NBA title, LeBron James took to Twitter to give the president a piece of his mind.

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Sep 23

Hundreds of American medical students stranded in Dominica

American students were reportedly stranded on Friday in Dominica after Hurricane Maria leveled the Caribbean island.

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Sep 23

Hundreds of American medical students stranded in Dominica

American students were reportedly stranded on Friday in Dominica after Hurricane Maria leveled the Caribbean island.

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