Here’s why WWE fans are talking about the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist

The WWE's deal with Saudi Arabia is under scrutiny from fans for a host of reasons, including the alleged murder of a dissident journalist.Image: AFP/Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 11, 2018, 6:55 p.m. EDT Updated to include statement from WWE. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

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Nike, Colin Kaepernick, and the Changing Role of the Athlete

To commemorate Nike’s 30th anniversary of its iconic “Just do it” campaign, the sportswear goliath on Monday released a series of striking black-and-white ads featuring tennis champion Serena Williams, pro-skateboarder Lacey Baker, and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Its most controversial placard, though, was a close-up image of former…

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Who is Sam Patten?

(CNN)Political operative W. Samuel Patten, who was charged Friday with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainians, has an extensive rsum that includes ties to other individuals caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and work with the controversial political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Patten’s personal website describes…

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For sale: ‘Waterboarding kit’ signed by Dick Cheney apparently from Sacha Baron Cohen’s show

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' controversy is not restricted to the episodes.Image: Stan/showtime In one of the most WTF moments from Sacha Baron Cohen’s second episode of Who Is America?, former vice president Dick Cheney signed what was referred to as a “waterboarding kit.” And now, it looks like…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Every sign is pointing to a Democratic wave in November

(CNN)The 2018 election is in 105 days. And the playing field continues to tilt toward Democrats. “Democrats are now a little better than 50-50 to win the House,” concludes Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of UVA professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball. “This is the first time this cycle we’ve gone…

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Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow…

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May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over common rulebook proposal Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming in his resignation letter that the UK was headed for the status of a colony if Theresa Mays soft Brexit plans were adopted. The leading Brexiter said that he tried…

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals, citing ‘unrelenting attacks’

(CNN)Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, citing “the unrelenting attacks” on himself and his family, which “have taken a sizable toll on all of us.” “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Trump tweeted.…

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Britain’s Trumpocracy: who are the president’s biggest cheerleaders?

Donald Trumps UK arrival is expected to be met by protest but some citizens see him as an ally As the US president arrives in the UK, he will be met with a chorus of disapproval but also a smaller number of cheerleaders whose enthusiasm for his leadership is matched…

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Former DNI James Clapper on North Korea talks: ‘I’ve long been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman’

Washington (CNN)Dennis Rodman, a retired professional basketball player, is one of the few people who knows both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and that makes him an important resource, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a CNN interview. “I’ve long been…

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Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit

Washington (CNN)Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is traveling to Singapore for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @princemarketinggroup , I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give…

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