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Japan businessman admits giving gifts for successful Tokyo Olympic bid | Sport

New questions about Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Olympics have been raised after a businessman admitted he had given digital cameras and Seiko watches to lobby Games powerbrokers, including an influential International Olympic Committee figure suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid. Haruyuki Takahashi, a …

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Coronavirus consumes Trump’s reelection bid

Coronavirus consumes Trump's reelection bid

Instead of a celebratory backdrop that would have served as a momentum builder, only Biden and his wife, Jill, were in the camera shot as he delivered a sober speech. His staff stood at a distance behind a rope. Bernie Sanders, who like Trump has made rallies a staple of …

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Harvard students have 5 days to move out in bid to ‘de-densify’ campus over coronavirus

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Harvard University is moving to virtual classes because of the novel coronavirus outbreak and the university is asking students to move out of their dorms in five days, according to university spokeswoman Rachael Dane. “Harvard College students have been asked to move out of their Houses and First-Year Dorms by …

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Women’s World T20: late bid for Australia to have rain reserve day rejected | Sport

Australia’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup fate may yet be determined by the weather after Cricket Australia’s request to introduce a reserve day was rejected by the International Cricket Council. The CA chief executive, Kevin Roberts, told SEN he had asked the ICC if the tournament’s semi-finals at the SCG – …

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Billionaire, liberal activist Tom Steyer ends presidential bid

Billionaire, liberal activist Tom Steyer ends presidential bid

Billionaire businessman and liberal activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions into a bid for the White House despite initially saying he would not seek the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2020, has ended his presidential bid. Running a campaign centered on rooting out corporate influence over American politics, and combatting the …

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Roger Stone moves to disqualify judge in last-ditch bid to avoid prison

Roger Stone moves to disqualify judge in last-ditch bid to avoid prison

Berman Jackson made her remark during an impassioned rebuke of the arguments Stone’s legal team offered during his trial. She said that Stone and his lawyers minimized the significance of his effort to frustrate congressional investigators as they sought to understand Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, a grave national …

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Boy Scouts bankruptcy bid prompts other sex abuse victims to step forward

Boy Scouts bankruptcy bid prompts other sex abuse victims to step forward

As word came that the Boy Scouts of America had filed for bankruptcy protection, one alleged abuse survivor was moved to come forward with a story of being abused and threatened that he says he’d been living with for six decades. The man told NBC News he was a 14-year-old …

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In Bipartisan Bid to Restrain Trump, Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution

In Bipartisan Bid to Restrain Trump, Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to require President Trump seek congressional authorization before taking further military action against Iran, as Democrats joined forces with eight Republicans to try to rein in the president’s war-making powers weeks after he escalated hostilities with Tehran. The bipartisan vote, 55 to 45, …

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