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Russian prosecutors seek 9 1/2-year sentence for basketball star Brittney Griner

An emotional Brittney Griner apologized for her actions as her drug possession trial drew to a close Thursday in Russia, and a prosecutor urged that the American basketball star be convicted and sentenced to 9-½ years in prison in a case that reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. With a …

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Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir and soccer star Christine Sinclair among 14 appointed to the Order of B.C.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kúkpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir, Canadian soccer legend Christine Sinclair and outspoken former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould have all been appointed to the Order of B.C. The three women are among 14 new appointees to the province’s highest honour, Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin announced in a written statement on …

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Nichelle Nichols, trail-blazing Star Trek actress, dead at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, has died. She was 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, N.M. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes …

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Ray Liotta, Goodfellas and Field of Dreams star, dead at 67

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67. Liotta’s publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn’t wake up Thursday morning. An official at …

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Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner’s SUV stolen in armed carjacking: multiple reports

There are multiple reports that an SUV belonging to Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner has been stolen in a carjacking in the city’s west end. The Toronto Sun, Global News and City TV all quoted unnamed police sources as saying Marner’s black Range Rover was taken outside a movie …

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