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Liverpool fans clash with police amid huge queues for Champions League final
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Liverpool fans clash with police amid huge queues for Champions League final

Liverpool fans have been caught up in violent clashes with police in Paris, with many tear-gassed and left bloodied during the Champions League final.The Reds took on 13-time winners Real Madrid at the Stade de France, just north of the city, on Saturday evening. However, shambolic scenes outside the ground saw supporters with tickets made to wait in huge queues until after the match began. Uefa said the delay was caused by the late arrival of Liverpool fans, but the club said that it was “totally inaccurate”. Fans waiting outside the gates (Nick Potts/PA)Footage on social media appeared to show people climbing over barriers as crowds built up, and the kick-off was delayed for more than 30 minutes. Police carrying shields and riot gear had moved in the area shortly after 8pm. Supporter...
Real Madrid win Champions League as Vinícius Júnior strikes sinks Liverpool |  Champions League
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Real Madrid win Champions League as Vinícius Júnior strikes sinks Liverpool | Champions League

For Liverpool it was a game too far. Number 63 of a season in which they have contested every single one that has been open to them was supposed to bring the crowning glory, the moment to define Jürgen Klopp's era.There have been six trophies under the manager, including two massive ones – the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League the following season. But to beat Real Madrid in an almost impossibly glamorous showpiece to complete a cup treble promised a new, even more rarefied high.It was not to be. On a night when the kick-off was delayed by 37 minutes due to problems for the Liverpool fans outside the stadium here on the north side of Paris, their team gave everything only to run into more than Real's mystique, the line that the Spanish champions parrot about how they do...
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Texas gunman had threatened school shootings on social media, reports say | Texas school shooting

Warning signs were reportedly mounting in the months before the 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde, Texas, opened fire on a classroom of young children and their teachers four days ago in what would become America's deadliest school shooting in a decade.The teenager had used the social media app Yubo to threaten school shootings and rape, as well as to show off a rifle he had bought, CNN reported on Saturday.And Keanna Baxter, 17, told told the San Antonio Express-News that she'd learned how he could be unpredictable from a friend who had dated him.“He was overall just aggressive, like violent,” Baxter told the outlet. “He would try and fight women. He would try and fight anyone who told him no – if he did n't get his way from him, he'd go crazy.She did not give any details about physical a...
Madrid, eternal king in a football of emirs
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Madrid, eternal king in a football of emirs

HughesCONTINUE Updated:05/28/2022 11:55 p.m. Save The coaches were not surprised. They came out with everything: Klopp with Mané of nine and Ancelotti with Valverde, and those positions were important at the beginning. Valverde was the extreme in the 4-3-3, the interior in the 4-4-2 and at times even the side in a fleeting 5-3-2. His movement throughout the band transformed Madrid and balanced it and he still found the strength to go to the center, behind Benzema. Mané, for his part, demanded Militao's and Casemiro's attention. This Madrid first did well, but the great English strikers were learning: if Mané took Casemiro, that gap was free, and Salah burst in, whose band was occupied with winger quality by the very offensive side Alexand...
A great Cannes goes pear-shaped giving the Palme d’Or to Triangle of Sadness |  Cannes 2022
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A great Cannes goes pear-shaped giving the Palme d’Or to Triangle of Sadness | Cannes 2022

This year's Cannes brought another member into the double-Palme club, the directors who have won it twice, to go with Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers -among others. Ruben Östlund, who won the big prize in 2017 for his art world black-comedy The Square, now picks up the Palme again for another geometrically entitled movie: Triangle of Sadness, a glossy, sexually charged satire on fashion, globalisation, narcissist culture and the super-rich.Well, maybe this is film that the world needs now: discomfort-food cinema, feelbad cinema, but also cinema that doesn't upset us too much and flatters our sense of who the bad guys are. We need a movie about a bunch of obnoxious rich idiots on a boat heading for nowhere and who deserve to die, a film that expresses our cynical and exhausted dism...
GOP congressman says he would support assault weapons ban
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GOP congressman says he would support assault weapons ban

Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.) has come out in favor of an assault weapons ban after two high-profile mass shootings in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., and in Uvalde, Texas, claimed more than two dozen lives in total.  Jacobs said at a press conference Friday that if a bill to ban AR-15-style weapons came to the House floor, he would vote in favor. He added that he would also back raising the required age for certain gun sales to 21, imposing a federal limit on guns’ magazine capacity and banning the sale of body armor to the public.  Jacobs received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association during his 2020 congressional run, at the time saying he was honored to receive the endorsement and vowing to serve as an “ally and fighter” for gun owners in western New York.  He...
The Government of Israel is reeling
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The Government of Israel is reeling

Naftali Bennett faces possible resignations within his multicolored coalition that could lead the country to its fifth elections in less than four years or the return of NetanyahuJerusalem is once again the focus of tensions in a dispute with the justice system over the prohibition of Jewish prayer on the Esplanade of the Mosques and over the celebration of an ultra-nationalist Jewish march Naftali Bennett can't take a breath. Lately it seems like every week the Israeli prime minister is going to lose his Executive. It has been more than a month since the Bennett Cabinet rule in minority but the latest crisis augurs electoral winds. The threat of some fifth elections in just four years and a possible Binyamin Net...
Harris calls for assault weapons ban after back-to-back mass shootings | CNN Politics
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Harris calls for assault weapons ban after back-to-back mass shootings | CNN Politics

Washington CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris called for an assault weapons ban Saturday, saying that in the wake of two back-to-back mass shootings such arms are “a weapon of war” with “no place in a civil society.” “On the issue of gun violence, I will say, as I’ve said countless times, we are not sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like. You know, we’re not looking for a vaccine,” Harris told reporters in Buffalo, New York, after attending the funeral for a victim of a mass shooting there earlier this month. “We know what works on this. It includes, let’s have an assault weapons ban.” “You know what an assault weapon is? You know how an assault weapon was ...
‘The leather jacket I bought in my twenties represents a different woman.  I just can’t let it go’ |  fashion
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‘The leather jacket I bought in my twenties represents a different woman. I just can’t let it go’ | fashion

The jacket is age-worn and soft. Made of thick black leather with padded shoulders and brown piping edging the pockets. At his waist he three buckles pull together creating the quintessential eighties silhouette.I found it hanging in the window of a vintage shop in Brighton, England. Down one of those quaint paved laneways, somewhere off Cranbourne Street, beneath colored flags and flower boxes. I was there to deliver a conference paper at a symposium on contemporary women's writing, a PhD student eager to make a name for herself and waiting for her life to start. I didn't know it at the time, but I was free. Any responsibilities I had fell perfectly in line with what I wanted to do. I had just turned 28.I'm still tethered to that woman, her dreams and her ambition, although she ...
Joe Biden’s commencement speech at University of Delaware graduation
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Joe Biden’s commencement speech at University of Delaware graduation

President Joe Biden delivered a commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, on Saturday.In his 28-minute speech, Biden addressed the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.The president is scheduled to travel to Uvalde on Sunday, to meet with the families of victims of Tuesday's shooting.NEWARK, Del. — On a Sunday afternoon in June 1965, research scientist Caryl Haskins addressed 1,038 University of Delaware graduates sitting in folding chairs on the campus mall.Among the graduates was Joseph R. Biden Jr., a history and political science major.Haskins encouraged the graduates to explore the new careers proffered by the scientific revolution while warning of the potential pitfalls of a world too far adrift from spiritual values ​​and "humanis...