Author Archive for: ‘Chris Tepedino’

Muhammad Ali Daughters Promote New Film In U.K.

Muhammad Ali’s daughters spent time in London promoting the U.K. release of “I Am Ali,” a documentary about the boxing legend’s career that The Guardian calls “a very watchable tribute.” The documentary mixes interviews with Ali’s family and inner circle with archive footage and personal audio recordings and includes the years when Ali was banned from boxing from 1967-1971. Step-sisters …

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Kim Jong Un’s Sister On The Rise In Regime

Kim Jong Un’s sister is on the rise. Kim Yo Jong first attracted attention when she attended her father Kim Jong Il’s funeral in December 2011 and later when she appeared next to her brother on election day in March 2014. The latter event in particular triggered speculation that Kim Yo Jong was on the rise within the regime called …

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Taylor Swift Talks Transition From Country To Pop

When Taylor Swift held a worldwide live stream event to announce the details about her upcoming fifth album titled 1989, she declared it the “favorite album I’ve ever made” and her “very first documented, official pop album.” She also revealed the inspiration behind the album during that event, saying, “I was listening to a lot of late-’80s pop, because I …

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Julia Pierson Resigns After Multiple Security Lapses

Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigned earlier this week after mounting criticism of her handling of security breaches at the White House and allegations of misleading public statements. Hours after an appearance before the House of Representatives government oversight committee, Pierson submitted her resignation to the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service. “Today …

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Dwyane Wade On LeBron: ‘We’re Still Gonna Be Friends’

In a lengthy interview with Bleacher Report, Dwyane Wade talked about his relationship with LeBron James, Wade’s new teammates, and how last year ‘wasn’t fun.’ “Me and LeBron, I’d go to Cleveland, we’d go to the movies,” Wade told Bleacher Report of his relationship with James before James joined the Heat. “He’d come here, we’d hang out. And then we’d …

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Elizabeth Smart Delivers Inspiring Message At YWCA

Elizabeth Smart, who survived one of the most highly publicized child kidnapping cases in history, spoke Thursday at the YWCA’s Empowering Women Luncheon, a major fundraiser for the YWCA that helps support programs and services for women and girls who are dealing with personal crises, such as homelessness and teen pregnancy. The event took place at the Joseph A. Floreano …

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Atlanta Hawks Open Training Camp Amidst Turmoil

The Atlanta Hawks opened training camp Tuesday at the University of Georgia amidst a cloud of a racially charged scandal that has forced owner Bruce Levenson to put his controlling share of the team up for sale and general manager Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence. “This is a fluid situation,” coach Mike Budenholzer said at a …

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Luol Deng Forgives Ferry For Racially-Charged Comment

Heat forward Luol Deng said Friday that he has forgiven Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged comments about the veteran forward in June. Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan in Africa, also said he spoke to Ferry recently and hopes they can turn this negative situation into a positive. “I don’t think …

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United Airlines Parent Company Settles Bias Claim

The United States Department of Justice said Tuesday that United Continental Holdings Inc. has settled a claim that Continental Airlines discriminated against employees who were legal permanent residents of the United States but weren’t U.S. citizens. According to The Associated Press, the Justice Department said that Continental asked legal permanent residents to fill out extra forms and show proof of …

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Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic In US Open Men’s Final

Japan has a representative in a Grand Slam final for the first time since, well, ever as Kei Nishikori defeated the reigning No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to make it into the U.S. Open’s Men’s Final, setting up a meeting with Marin Cilic, who defeated Roger Federer. Both players will …

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Long-Term Care Insurance Trends And Changes

Since their inception in the late 1970s, long-term care insurance has undergone a few critical changes within past years, according to trends analyzed by FinancialPlanning.com. Even Motley Fool is weighing in with their article titled “4 Reasons Boomers Don’t Have Long-Term Care Insurance.” Three trends about long-term care insurance that FinancialPlanning.com are calling “unwelcome” include the fact that premiums for …

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Seattle Seahawks Dominant In First Win Of Season

The National Football League regular season kicked off Thursday night and the reigning Super Bowl champions, those Seattle Seahawks, showed how tough it’s going to be for any team to supplant them. This was a statement. A 36-16 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. 110 rushing yards and two touchdowns by Marshawn Lynch and two touchdown passes …

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