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Megan Rapinoe says she will respect U.S. Soccer anthem rule

Megan Rapinoe has decided to play by the new rule passed by the U.S. Soccer Federation last month that requires all of its players to “stand respectfully” during the national anthem. Rapinoe, 31, said Monday that her kneeling protest seeking racial equality and social justice in the Unites States, which followed a trend set by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ...

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KING: If U.S. had Calif. laws, we'd likely recall Trump today

I love California. I first moved there with my family over five years ago and we fell in love with the state. My work required us to move away, but we moved back on two different occasions the first chance we got. You’d have to live there to understand. Some things are just better in California and right now is ...

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Tyler Clippard isn't passing up chance to pitch for U.S. in WBC

TAMPA — Tyler Clippard gets where Noah Syndergaard is coming from. Asked about his decision to turn down an invite from Team USA to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, the Mets ace replied: “Ain’t nobody made it to the Hall of Fame or win a World Series playing in the WBC.” But when Clippard got the invite from his ...

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Ex-NATO commander Russia, China will surpass U.S. military

A prominent retired general said Sunday that the U.S. military was in decline and indicated that not even President Trump’s proposed $ 54 billion increase in defense spending was likely to prevent it from soon being surpassed by those of Russia and China. Former NATO Commander Gen. Wesley Clark, a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, told John Catsimatidis on the ...

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The Rapinoe rule? U.S. soccer says players must stand for anthem

Megan Rapinoe might be forced to join Colin Kaepernick in standing for the national anthem going forward. At least if she’s playing for the U.S. women’s national team, anyway. U.S. Soccer revealed Saturday that its board of directors at its annual general meeting in Hawaii had passed a new policy that required players representing the national team to “stand respectfully” ...

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KING: Coretta Scott King warned the U.S. about Jeff Sessions

This is what happens when you ignore Coretta Scott King. Wednesday night, after most nightly news shows had already aired, after a good portion of the country had already gone to bed, something deeply disturbing was revealed. We learned that a man lied under oath. In this country, we call that perjury, and it’s not just a violation of court ...

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Cuomo going to Israel amid wave of anti-Semitic threats in U.S.

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is headed to Israel this weekend. Cuomo on Wednesday announced he will travel to the Jewish State to spur economic ties with New York and also provide a show of solidarity amid a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States. “I want to say to the people of Israel and I want to say to ...

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Immigrant gallery owner says he was denied entry to U.S.

A Chelsea gallery owner from Argentina says he was detained by border patrol for 14 hours and denied entry to the U.S. while trying to return home to New York. Juan Garcia Mosqueda, the owner and founder of Chamber gallery, arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport on Friday but was sent back to Buenos Aires, he said in a lengthy ...

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Mayor de Blasio believes grilling by U.S. attorney went 'fine'

Mayor de Blasio said he told federal investigators “everything I know” about probes into his fundraising during a questioning session Friday and believes the meeting went “fine.” “My goal was to be open and transparent and communicative and to be cooperative. And I think it’s quite clear a four-hour interview is a good faith effort to try to provide information,” ...

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De Blasio flees NYC after grilling at U.S. Attorney’s office

Mayor de Blasio skipped town Saturday to spend time with fellow Dems following his highly anticipated sit-down with federal prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office. It was politics as usual for de Blasio as he schmoozed with party officials in Atlanta, where the Democrats named Tom Perez as their new national chairman. A day earlier, the mayor had a ...

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