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Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) --  Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout on Saturday, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Maxwell's teammates stood in a line next to him. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell's shoulders.The Athletics released a statement on Twitter shortly after the ...

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Lebron James to Trump: 'Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up'

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James lashed out at President Trump on Saturday on social media after the president said he was withdrawing his invitation to the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry to visit the White House.James, in his tweet, referred to Trump's comment that visiting the White House is "a great honor.""Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up," Lebron wrote.U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no ...

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Trump rips NFL commissioner for 'trying to justify' players' 'disrespect' for country

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Trump turned on the NFL commissioner Saturday evening, after Roger Goodell spoke out about the president condemning players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and calling on team owners to fire those players.In a tweet, Trump said Goodell is "trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country."Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand!— Donald ...

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Several injured in possible acid attack near London shopping center

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Several people were injured Saturday near the Stratford Center shopping center in Stratford, east London, after being sprayed with a "noxious substance," police said.London police responded to reports of a "group of males" spraying what could be a "noxious substance," authorities said.One male was arrested and officers remain on the scene, police said.The incident is not being treated as terror-related, officials said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Facebook nixes plan to create new class of stock

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Facebook is dropping a plan to create a class of non-voting stock.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the plan was intended to allow him to fund his philanthropic efforts by selling stock while still continuing to control the company. But he said Facebook has been doing well enough that he can abandon the plan.“Over the past year and a half, Facebook’s business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that I can fully ...

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Nikki Reed’s birth control drama: Experts weigh in on how to discuss family planning

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Critics took aim at Nikki Reed's husband, Ian Somerhalder, this week after the actor admitted in an interview to throwing out the actress' birth control pills.Somerhalder, 38, recounted the ordeal, which took place when the couple was vacationing in Barcelona last year."Unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn't realize I was going to go into her purse" to grab her birth control pills, he said Wednesday on the Informed Pregnancy podcast. "It was the beginning of the pack, so I had ...

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What you need to know about the Catalan independence referendum

Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) -- It is not often that a plebiscite is banned in a democracy, but that is exactly what happened in the case of the upcoming Catalan independence referendum in Spain, set to be held on Oct. 1.The vote has not only been deemed unconstitutional, but also illegal by the Spanish government, which has responded strongly to the independence movement. Government officials have taken control of Catalan finances and rescinded its autonomy.Police have raided dozens of Catalan regional governments and detained 14 ...

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To the people of America’s heartland who put Donald Trump in office, his speech to the UN General Assembly was a ray of clear, bright, beautiful sunshine – perhaps his best speech so far.

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UT Health Logo Asbestos: Still a Health Risk?

Asbestos has been around for centuries and was quite commonly used in construction and consumer applications until well in to the 20th century. But when it became clear that asbestos is toxic and can pose significant health risks, its use was greatly curtailed and outright banned in some countries.
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