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No more walk-on girls escorting dart players at games

Practice to end, starting this weekend, after pressure from broadcasters and fans The Professional Darts Corporation said it regularly reviews all aspects of its events. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian Darts players will no longer be accompanied at tournaments by “walk-on girls” after pressure from broadcasters and fans. The practice of models escorting male…

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Trump immigration plan unites all sides in opposition

CLOSE Two young "dreamer" immigrants were joined by Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas outside the Capitol building on Friday to urge lawmakers for their support. (Jan. 19) AP This file photo taken on Oct. 5, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against President Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for…

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Grammy Awards 2018 predictions: Who should win, and who will win

CLOSE Jay-Z scored a whopping eight Grammy nominations. See who else is nominated for the biggest Grammy Awards. USA TODAY Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Bruno Mars lead the nominees for the 2018 Grammys. (Photo: AP/Getty) The 2018 Grammy Awards land in New York City on Sunday, and the evening's most compelling storylines have already emerged. The…

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More women are finding careers in funeral homes

Buy Photo "This was never part of the plan, but I'm so happy it is," said Emma Keffer, right front, of joining the family business with her sister Grace Keffer Ireland, front left. "Because she's my best friend and my sister." Behind the duo from left are their parents Kristine and Joseph, and their grandfather,…

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Czech Republic re-elects far-right president Miloš Zeman

Anti-immigrant and pro-Putin leader takes decisive victory over liberal opponent Jiří Drahoš Miloš Zeman waves to the audience as he celebrates his victory with his staff members after he was reelected Czech President on 27 Januar. Photograph: Radek Mica/AFP/Getty Images Miloš Zeman, the Czech Republic’s populist president, has been narrowly re-elected in a tense contest…

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UK to keep EU rules for ‘around two years’ after Brexit, say ministers

Philip Hammond, David Davis and Greg Clark set out business transition plans in an open letter Business secretary Greg Clark said that the UK was ‘absolutely, unambiguously’ leaving the EU. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Britain will maintain continuity with EU rules during the post-Brexit transition period, three cabinet ministers have said in an open letter to…

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Hillary Clinton: accusations against adviser were ‘taken seriously’

Campaign adviser was reportedly accused of sexual assault in 2008 Clinton says she was ‘heartened the young woman came forward’ Clinton has not addressed why Strider remained on her 2008 Democratic campaign. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Hillary Clinton has said she was “dismayed” by sexual harassment accusations against a senior adviser to her 2008 presidential campaign,…

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Analysis | Jemele Hill says she wanted to leave ‘SportsCenter.’ Trump wanted her gone, too.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sept. 13 ESPN anchor Jemele Hill's comments calling President Trump a white supremacist were a "fireable offense." ESPN said Hill's comments do not represent their position. (Reuters) President Trump's spokeswoman said in September that it was a “fireable offense” for ESPN's Jemele Hill to call Trump…

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Pineapple-tainted high-five sends allergic girl to hospital, 3 teens face charges

Three people face charges after police say a Pennsylvania purposely exposed another teenager to pineapple, despite know the girl was allergic. (Photo: mizar_21984, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Three teenage girls in Pennsylvania face criminal charges after police say one of them exposed another girl to pineapple, despite knowing she was allergic. The incident happened Dec. 13 during lunch…

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