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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called Osama by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Moeen, who is a Muslim, made the allegation in his autobiography, which is being during his Ashes debut in Cardiff. It was a great first Ashes Test in terms…

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Aretha Franklins Regal Rebellion Against Racism

Aretha Franklin became feminist anthems for all women, and as much as she embodied a major cultural shift for all women, Aretha was a Black woman. A Black woman who didnt coo cutely or present herself as an ingnue in the age of Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick; a Black woman who didnt trust anyone to tell her story for her; and a Black woman come to grips with its own racist culture and history, Aretha Franklin emerged as a Black woman with no qualms about projecting that Blackness to…

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Ted Cruz says his Texas Senate race is competitive because ‘the far left has lost their minds’

Video Sen. Ted Cruz locked in fierce battle with Beto O’Rourke Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke has parlayed positive press into a $10 million fundraising advantage over Sen. Ted Cruz; Peter Doocy reports from Houston, Texas. HOUSTON –  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was approached at his high-rise campaign headquarters Friday morning by a young volunteer who wanted the incumbent senator to star in his latest Snapchat. “It’s my birthday and I’m here with the greatest person ever!” the young volunteer said. Cruz knows he needs more of that kind of excitement,…

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Five dead following shootout in Mexico City’s ‘mariachi’ plaza

Gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire in the tourist spot, say witnesses A shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols. Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in the incident at the Plaza Garibaldi in the capitals historic downtown, the city prosecutors office said in a statement, without disclosing identities of any of the…

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14 Meta Jokes That Flew Right Under Your Nose (In Small Print)

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Film- and TV-makers have figured out how much fans love to pore over their creations frame by frame, looking for neat hidden stuff. Because we’re all expecting amazing Easter eggs, they’re getting more and more creative about their hiding places. Sometimes they resort to hiding hilarious inside jokes in tiny, almost indecipherable on-screen text. Indecipherable until now, that is. 13 10 7 4 1 Want in on this? Pictofacts Contest: Weird Ways…

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‘Crying children’ trapped on ride

“Two wheels came off the ride and it stopped suddenly. “Kids were screaming and staff just stood there basically not knowing what to do for 20 minutes,” said the woman, who asked not to be named. “I’m just glad she’s safe but as a mother it was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen. “The ride looks unsafe and needs to be shut.” Firefighters used two ropes to lower three people to safety, and said everyone had been rescued by just after 15:30 BST. A Cheshire Fire &…

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Nicki Minajs Week From Hell: Kylie Jenner Drama, Tour Shakeups and Harriet Tubman?

For many celebrities, getting called out for Harriet Tubman. Some of these maneuvers were probably just (successful) attempts to snatch headlines as Minaj debuted her new album, it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and earned the No. 1 iTunes spot in 86 countries. But Minaj wanted to be No. 1, and she wasnt above blaming a very wealthy baby for being dethroned. But before we get to Stormi Webster, a radio interview. The feud then moved continued, Btch you hit me & meek asking us to get…

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‘BoJack Horseman’ creator on the real-life story behind the ‘Me Too’ episode

If you thought Vance Waggoner on 'Bojack Horseman' was too real, you were right.Image: netflix BoJack Horseman is a show that’s so prescient in its satirization of our culture that it often feels like it’s predicting the future. Think back to the Oscars screw-up of 2017, which basically happened to BoJack a year before in Season 3, when Mr. Peanutbutter mistakenly awarded him Best Actor. Comparisons between the show’s Season 4 Episode “Thoughts and Prayers” always come up after a mass shooting, too. Most recently after the Parkland school shooting,…

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