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Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

The two black soccer stars pictured on the front page of an Italian newspaper under the headline “Black Friday” embraced on the pitch after Friday’s clash between their teams. The headline over photographs of Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sparked widespread criticism for being racist following the publication of Italy’s Corriere dello Sport Thursday. Both…MORE

Iran releases American student in prisoner swap

Iran releases American student in prisoner swap

An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, has been freed in a prisoner swap between the two countries. President Donald Trump confirmed Xiyue Wang’s release Saturday, thanking the Swiss government for their assistance in negotiating with Iran. “Freeing Americans held captive is of…MORE

‘We’ve gone this far’: Farmers stick with Trump over trade

‘We’ve gone this far’: Farmers stick with Trump over trade

From the very start, President Donald Trump’s trade war was painful for American soybean farmers. China’s tariffs immediately wiped out what was once their biggest export market, worth $12 billion in 2017. That was more than a year ago. Soybeans have since piled up in bins, sending the amount in storage up 108% in 12…MORE

Pete Buttigieg has his turn in the 2020 barrel

Pete Buttigieg has his turn in the 2020 barrel

For a time, Pete Buttigieg was on a glide path as he ascended in the Democratic race for president, emerging unscathed from the fall debates and raking in donations as he built a juggernaut in early states. But this week, the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor took his inevitable turn in the 2020 barrel. In…MORE

White House to stay on sidelines for House impeachment proceedings, plus other happenings wrapping up the week

White House to stay on sidelines for House impeachment proceedings, plus other happenings wrapping up the week

White House (still) won’t cooperate — Shocking exactly zero people, White House counsel Pat Cipollone fired off a strongly worded letter declining to participate in future House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” Cipollone wrote. He signed the letter Trump-style, with a Sharpie and a ginormous…MORE

Florida shooting is the last thing Saudis want

Florida shooting is the last thing Saudis want

That it was Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and not his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who called President Trump speaks to how seriously the kingdom is treating Friday’s shooting at a US military base that involved a Saudi national. Compared to Saudi Arabia’s often glacial standards, the 83-year-old monarch moved with…MORE

Nashville police capture third escaped teen inmate, leaving one at large

Nashville police capture third escaped teen inmate, leaving one at large

Three of the four teenagers who escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center have now been caught, police said in a tweet. Morris Marsh, 17, was taken into custody Friday night after a vehicle pursuit, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. Marsh is accused in the April killing of Charles Easley, police have said. He…MORE

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