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Cheerleaders who kneeled during anthem will return to the field on Veterans Day

Kennesaw State University (KSU) President Sam Olens has announced that the school’s football-team cheerleaders, who were sent off the field after kneeling during the anthem in September, will take part in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday. The KSU Owls’ cheerleaders will be present this Saturday, November 11, when US military veterans will be honored. Olen addressed the university students and ...

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SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test, probe launched

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 11:23 An experimental next-gen SpaceX rocket engine exploded during a test at the company’s McGregor facility in Texas. The explosion, first reported by the Washington Post, occurred on Saturday but the company only confirmed the engine failure on Wednesday. No-one was injured but the explosion caused damage to the facility, the company confirmed in a ...

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US soldier killed during operation in eastern Afghanistan

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 19:39 A US service member has been killed during operations in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar on Saturday, according to the US military. It is the same region where another soldier was killed in a helicopter crash last week. The US Forces Afghanistan Command in Kabul confirmed the fatality in a statement, without giving details ...

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US Lawmaker calls for RT YouTube ban during Russia hearing

House Intelligence Committee members accusing RT of being “fake news” were only able to point to accurate and widely reported stories on the network, during a hearing with social media executives on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. ‘An arm of our adversary’ At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) put RT ...

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RT reveals its top promoted tweets during US election campaign, & the results may surprise you

On Tuesday, senior executives from the big three tech giants, Google, Facebook and Twitter, appeared before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee chaired by Republican Lindsay Graham. The purpose of the hearing was to give further testimony on the subject of “Russian meddling” through the use of social media services. Read more Sean J. Edgett, Acting General Counsel for Twitter, told the ...

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No evidence of RT manipulating YouTube during US election – Google

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 10:53 Edited time: 31 Oct, 2017 10:59 Google says it found no evidence that RT manipulated video hosting platform YouTube or violated its policies during the 2016 US election campaign. It comes amid a frenzy in the US over alleged Russian meddling in the election and RT’s coverage in particular. On Monday, Richard Salgado, Google’s ...

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What a relief: Goalkeeper sent off for urinating during match

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 11:42 Late in a match with Bradford Park Avenue, Salford City lost its goalkeeper, Max Crocombe, who got red-carded for answering the call of nature beside his goal. The 24-year-old New Zealander apparently didn’t want to ask for the game to be stopped so he could go to the restroom, so instead he urinated next ...

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Plane carrying NBA stars hit by ‘UFO’ during Chicago descent (PHOTOS)

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 14:45 The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in a bizarre mid-air incident when their charter plane was struck by an as yet unidentified object on its way to Chicago, damaging the nose cone. The collision occurred Saturday morning during the team’s flight to Chicago-Midway ahead of their game against the Chicago Bulls. ...

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‘I don’t give a damn’ – Italian fans sing fascist chant during Anne Frank diary readings

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:30 Ultras of Italian football club SS Lazio reacted to readings from Anne Frank’s diary by singing a fascist Italian song before their game at Bologna on Wednesday. READ MORE: Italian football fans in anti-Semitic storm over Holocaust victim stickers A portion of away fans defiantly sang “Me ne frego”, which translates as “I don’t give ...

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The misadventures of the Olympic flame during torch relays

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 19:55 The Olympic flame has been lit for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games in the ancient temple of Hera, Athens on Tuesday, and will now embark on its mammoth relay. RT takes a look at some of its most memorable misadventures from years gone by. Greek cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis was the first athlete to ...

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