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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Robert Whittaker should be one win away from a title shot

ESPN
Robert Whittaker won’t say it, but others have been (rightfully) saying it for him. He should be fighting for another UFC championship now. The former middleweight champ is set to face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. This fight was supposed to happen in February......

Pope Francis Center in Detroit receives $7M in fight against homelessness

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Pope Francis Center in Detroit will receive $7 million from a California charitable foundation to help end chronic homelessness in the city. The money comes from the Julia Burke Foundation, the center announced Thursday night. The California-based organization......

U.S. and Allies Plan Fight From Afar Against Al Qaeda Once Troops Exit Afghanistan

New York Times
“I just don’t see how the I.C. operates in a place like Afghanistan without the U.S. military side by side,” Mr. Polymeropoulos said in an email, referring to the intelligence community, including the C.I.A. “It is just far too dangerous.” Daunting challenges face the American-backed Afghan security forces. Over the......

Rep. Matt Gaetz announces ad buy to ‘fight back’ against CNN, allegations

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In recent weeks, Gaetz, a firebrand conservative and staunch Donald Trump supporter, has been embroiled in a growing controversy as media reports have detailed a Justice Department investigation into claims against him of a possible sexual relationship with a minor......

South Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National......

S.Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly......

Pelosi says she would have put up a fight against Capitol mob: ‘I’m a street fighter’

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAgainst mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan Charles Booker launches exploratory committee to consider challenge to Rand Paul Top academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act MORE (D-Calif.) says in a......

‘Race against time’: Pandemic propels fight to save Native American languages

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Barnett is vital to the survival of the Yuchi language. It has no dictionary or written materials, with scant recordings of native speakers. And the language differs from many other indigenous languages in that it is an isolate, meaning it’s......

‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

New York Times
Anyone who joined a video call during the pandemic probably has a global volunteer organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force to thank for making the technology work. The group, which helped create the technical foundations of the internet, designed the language that allows most video to run smoothly online.......

‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

New York Times
Anyone who joined a video call during the pandemic probably has a global volunteer organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force to thank for making the technology work. The group, which helped create the technical foundations of the internet, designed the language that allows most video to run smoothly online.......

U.S. Women’s Team Clears Hurdle to Continuing Equal Pay Fight

New York Times
Andrew Das A federal judge on Monday approved a partial settlement in the long-running dispute over equal pay between U.S. Soccer and its World Cup-winning women’s national team, but the players’ fight with the federation is far from over. The ruling by Judge R. Gary Klausner, of the United States......

McGregor Calls Off Fight With Poirier Over Twitter Feud

Sports Illustrated
Conor McGregor says the fight with Dustin Poirier is off after the two exchanged words via Twitter on Monday.  The two stars are scheduled to face off at UFC 264 on July 10. The chatter started when Poirier called McGregor out for not donating $500,000 to his charity, The Good Fight......

UFC Fight Night live updates and results: Vettori vs. Holland

ESPN
3:25 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi UFC middleweight Kevin Holland agrees — he blew it three weeks ago in Las Vegas. It was his first appearance in a UFC main event,......

UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Marvin Vettori’s path toward the top has been full of twists

ESPN
For UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori, the past year has been equal parts rewarding and frustrating. Vettori (16-3-1) will face Kevin Holland (21-6) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday afternoon — just the second UFC event to air on ABC (3 p.m. ET, prelims at noon on......

Ringside Seat: Joe Smith Jr. earned his way to a light heavyweight title fight, but can he win the belt?

ESPN
Joe Smith Jr. did not take the path of least resistance to reach his second shot at a light heavyweight world title. As he prepares to step into the ring on Saturday against Maxim Vlasov at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma (10 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN+), with the......

Spieth, Thomas fight their way into Masters contention

Reuters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Americans Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas harnessed new precision to play their way into contention in the second round of the Masters on Friday, finishing the day fourth and sixth, respectively. Spieth (68), who on Sunday cracked a nearly four-year winless streak at TPC San Antonio,......

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