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49ers S ‘fine’ if anthem protests cost him

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid was the first player to join then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in protesting the national anthem, and he took a knee during the anthem before a September 1st, 2016 game against the Chargers. Reid has continued to protest during the anthem throughout the 2017 season, but he knows that his…

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Court upholds ban on Navalny running for president

Russia's top court has upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March. The 41-year-old lawyer announced his candidacy last week, but Russia's Central Election Commission later ruled that he could not take part in the elections due to an earlier conviction of fraud. Navalny responded by filing an appeal, which was,…

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Storm Dylan set to disrupt New Year’s Eve travel across Britain

Power cuts, flooding and fresh travel disruption are expected on New Year’s Eve as Storm Dylan brings strong winds and heavy rain to the UK. Gusts of up to 80mph have been forecast in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland, with warnings of injuries and danger to life from flying debris. The winter storms comes after…

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The risks of war with North Korea in 2018

Christopher Woolf, PRI Published 11:57 a.m. ET Dec. 30, 2017 This Nov. 29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government on Nov. 30, 2017, shows what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo: AP) One of the most serious issues of 2017…

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Police kill a man at his home while responding to a fake call

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Activist Erica Garner dies after heart attack

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Grief consumes loved ones of New York apartment fire victims

Story highlights One family reportedly lost four people US Army soldier may be among the dead, his father says A day after New York City's deadliest fire in more than 25 years, Batiz other family members were grappling with shock and grief upon learning an unsupervised toddler started the blaze. Batiz lost his sister, Maria,…

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Iranians take to streets in biggest protest since crushed 2009 demonstrations

Iranians took to the streets for a third day of anti-government protests in what appeared to be the biggest domestic political challenge to Tehran’s leaders since the 2009 Green movement was crushed by security forces. US president Donald Trump used Twitter to warn the Iranian government against a crackdown as thousands of pro-government Iranians also…

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