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‘Think like a champion’: Serena’s Super Bowl message of empowerment

Last year’s Super Bowl featured only four ads directed by women, all of whom were white, according to Free the Bid, the nonprofit that works to increase the number of female directors in advertising (via AdWeek). There were 42 male directors, it says. “Every single one of us holds the …

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Georgia man arrested in plot to attack White House: security officials

A local law enforcement agency contacted the FBI in March after getting a tip from someone who said Taheb had become radicalized, changed his name and planned to travel abroad, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit filed in court. The affidavit says Taheb told a confidential FBI source in October …

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TV silly season cut short as broadcasters battle fierce competition

So we’ve already seen hosts Julia Morris and Chris Brown back in the jungle, Julia doing her shrill “OMG!” shtick and Dr Chris playing the good-natured straight man. There’s a new gaggle of attention-seekers who’ve signed up to eat yucky bits of animals, get bitten by scorpions and have snakes …

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Turkish prosecutors reportedly seek arrest warrant for NBA player

“People think that because I’m talking against the government, I don’t love my country,” Kanter said in an April interview. “I love my flag. I love my country. I love my people. My problem is not with my country or my flag or the Turkish people. My problem is the …

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ACT junior’s incredible spell inspires Twenty20 victory

ACT junior Felix Bennett’s incredible spell of death bowling has seen Country edge home over City in Tuesday night’s thrilling Western NSW under 15 Select Twenty20 exhibition, holding out the Sydney-siders to claim a narrow, six-run win. Chasing Country’s 7-125, City worked their way to 5-114 in reply and with three …

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‘Where’s the money?’: Messy divorce shines a light on powerful family

In a conversation that was surreptitiously recorded by the nanny, the guest blamed her behaviour on taking psychedelic mushrooms and ketamine that night, a revelation that did not exactly have the effect of marriage counselling. “Nothing happened, for sure,” the woman said. “I have no interest in your husband.” “You …

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Travis Strikes Again review: an uncanny icon returns

You still need to find a toilet to save your game. It’s all wrapped up with a typically slick and stylish presentation, heavy on 80s-style computer graphics and VHS noise artifacts, plus copious amounts of death and swearing. And yet, while it’s still a beguilingly unpredictable game, it lacks a lot …

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Green Book

Nobody gets a free pass in the fraught world of racial politics, however. The chicken scene that had niggled at him in the editing room came back to haunt him, interpreted by some angry viewers as yet another example of white condescension. In this hostile reading, Tony Lip became the …

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Gunmen kill more than 30 Tuareg civilians in ongoing Mali violence

“Armed men riding several motorbikes, as is their custom, encircled these villages and shot at the people. The death toll is high,” Kotia said by telephone. The attack follows the killing of more than 40 Tuareg civilians in the same area in mid-December and the death of 15 Fulani civilians …

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‘One died in front of us’: More dead fish surface in the Darling River

“We’re sitting there, and one of them popped up and died in front of us,” Mr McCrabb said. The latest fish deaths may not be the last, as waters remain something of a warm soup of blue-green algae with very little flow. Temperatures are expected to climb again towards 48 …

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