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  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Ends Early as Violence Erupts

    A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that “radical protesters” lobbed gasoline bombs and damaged property outside the government offices, and aimed laser beams at a helicopter, posing...

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    Tokyo Games: Russia Eyes 2020 Olympics After Doping Troubles

    Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    1 Year: Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

    With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling on speeches, musical interludes, and dancing performances to celebrate the one-year mark. Japanese Prime...

  • Coach Jul 9, 2019

    Harvard Coach Fired Over Selling Home to Prospect’s Dad

    Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest...

  • lawyer Jul 9, 2019

    Harvard Coach Fired Over Selling Home to Prospect’s Dad

    Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest...

  • New York May 21, 2019

    Red Sox, Yankees to Play On Artificial Turf in London

    The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21 days before the games on June 29 and...

  • Boston Apr 5, 2019

    Harvard Reviewing Sale of Fencing Coach’s Home to Potential Student’s Father for Double the Value

    Harvard University says it has launched an independent review of a real estate transaction involving its longtime fencing coach and a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. The Boston Globe reports the coach, Peter Brand, sold his suburban Boston home assessed at $549,300 to Jie Zhao in 2016 for nearly $1 million. Zhao...

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2019

    Here’s Where Things Stand on Trump’s Border Wall, National Emergency Declaration

    The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump is visiting Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built. In reality, the newly fortified structure commemorated with a plaque bearing his name and those of top immigration and homeland security officials was a long-planned replacement for an old barrier. It is...

  • Donald Trump Feb 18, 2019

    Border Wall a Complex Issue for 2020 Prospect Beto O’Rourke

    When President Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest march past the barrier of barbed-wire topped fencing...

  • Donald Trump Feb 15, 2019

    Trump Tests Presidential Power, Declares Emergency at Border

    Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges. In his emergency proclamation, Trump painted a dark picture of the border...

  • Donald Trump Feb 14, 2019

    Congress OKs Border Deal; Trump Will Sign It, and Declare Emergency

    Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about...

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2019

    Trump Still Coy on Border Deal – But Claims Victory Anyway

    Congressional bargainers formally completed a bipartisan border security pact late Wednesday and President Donald Trump labored to frame it as a political win, even though it contains only a fraction of the billions for a “great, powerful wall” that he’s been demanding for months. Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which was completed just before midnight. The measure...

  • Donald Trump Feb 11, 2019

    El Paso Bristles at Trump’s Claim That Wall Made City Safe

    In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had cut crime rates in El Paso. He’s holding a rally here Monday to show why he’s demanding more than 100 miles of new walls, costing $5.7 billion, along the 1,900-mile border, despite opposition from Democrats and some Republicans in Congress. But many in this city...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    Trump, Pelosi Remain Far Apart on the Border Wall Issue

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared that there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled that congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands for his cherished Southwest border proposal. Trump, who in recent weeks has expressed indifference to whether the term “wall” or something else is used, clung with renewed...

  • NFL Jan 23, 2019

    Legions of Police, Federal Agents Will Be Protecting Super Bowl Fans

    When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. Authorities won’t discuss specifics of their security plan. But they say they will safeguard areas beyond the downtown...

  • Donald Trump Jan 12, 2019

    Past Projects Show Border Wall Building Is Complex, Costly

    President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Democrats argue that funding the construction of a steel barrier along 234 miles (377 kilometers) will not solve the...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    Deadline Passes, Triggering Partial Government Shutdown Just Days Before Christmas

    A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government. Vice President Mike Pence, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House budget chief Mick...

  • Donald Trump Dec 15, 2018

    Beto O’Rourke Still Undecided as 2020 White House Buzz Grows

    When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O’Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies. The three-term Democratic congressman murmured “No decision. No decision on that,” when pressed by an attendee during a town hall Friday in his native El Paso who playfully demanded: “You’re going to run for president, right?”

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    A Rancorous First Glimpse of New Trump-Dem Dynamic: Analysis

    President Donald Trump’s first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency. There was Trump, sitting between two seasoned legislators, repeating his demands for border wall funds, while House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer first politely, then...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Fact Check: A Look at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Scuffle

    In a contentious Oval Office meeting, President Donald Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders — Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — disagreed over funding for a border wall, mangling some facts in the process.

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