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June 11, 2021

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UK PM Johnson offers Tokyo Olympics some big power support

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday gave the Tokyo Olympics a show of public support at a meeting with Japan’s Yoshihide Suga and welcomed efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the global spread of......

MLB Power Rankings: Which AL team is our new No. 1?

ESPN
Ten weeks into the MLB season, we have the fourth No. 1 team of the 2021 campaign atop our MLB Power Rankings. Which American League team is playing well enough to bump the San Diego Padres from the top spot? Which National League club managed to pass the Padres in......

Euro 2020 Power Rankings: From France to North Macedonia

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxNjM2Nzg0NzMwNDE2Mzg2/euro-2020-power-rankings.jpg Jonathan Wilson Five years removed from Portugal’s coronation just outside Paris, the next European Championship begins on Friday, and with it comes the quest for the 2016 host and runner-up to make amends and follow a World Cup title with another triumph—and for 23 other national sides to do......

Market power of Siri, Alexa, Google a concern, EU regulators say

Reuters
The market dominance of Amazon’s (AMZN.O) Alexa, Apple’s (AAPL.O) Siri and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google Assistant has triggered concerns of potential anti-competitive practices, EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday. The comments from the European Commission come after a year-long inquiry into voice assistants and other internet-connected devices and responses from more......

MLB Power Rankings: Each Team’s Realistic All-Star Candidates

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Will Laws and Nick Selbe MLB revealed the 2021 All-Star ballot last week, so it’s officially time to start debating who deserves to make each 32-man roster. In this week’s edition of the power rankings, we’ll run down who we......

WNBA Power Rankings: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas take over the top spot

ESPN
9:45 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN As the 2021 WNBA season enters its fourth week, the league’s best teams should feel confident as their offenses continue to roll and their wins continue to rack up. Teams like the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces are formidable. But teams that started......

Energy secretary says adversaries have capability of shutting down US power grid

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Asked By CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” whether the nation’s adversaries have the capability of shutting it down, Granholm said: “Yeah, they do.” “There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and......

‘Fear and Vigilance’: Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Face a Fall from Power

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Still reeling from bearing the brunt of Israel’s coronavirus pandemic, then a deadly stampede at a religious festival, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews now face the prospect of losing the power they have wielded in government — a......

Election in East Germany Will Test the Far Right’s Power

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BERLIN — Five years ago, the nationalist Alternative for Germany sent the country’s traditional parties scrambling when it finished ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in the regional vote in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, an ominous portent......

MLB Power Rankings: Who opens June as our No. 1 team?

ESPN
We’re already two months into the 2021 MLB season, and the standings are starting to come into focus with teams already 50-plus games into their schedules. What does that mean for our first MLB Power Rankings of June? Well, for starters, there’s plenty of movement at the top, including a......

How Cory Booker is wielding newfound Senate power

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here And the effort’s success will hinge in large part on Booker’s relationship with Scott, the only Black Republican senator. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), another police reform negotiator whom Booker counts as a mentor, says he is “realistic”......

Before Venus and Coco, these doubles pairings packed the star power

ESPN
Between all the upsets, potential upsets and media obligations controversy early in the French Open, it’s understandable if you missed Sunday’s announcement that Venus Williams and Coco Gauff are teaming up to play doubles at the tournament. Wednesday’s first-round match will be the first time playing together for the 40-year-old......

National Black Power Convention activist predicts a time will come when black Americans will ‘kill everything white in sight’

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard An activist at the National Black Power Convention warned a time will come when black Americans will “kill everything white in sight.” “We’re pushing death to white supremacy. Death to capitalism. Death to imperialism. And death to......

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