Aly Raisman calls out U.S. Olympic Committee: ‘It’s like none of us were ever abused!’

“[USOC is] still not acknowledging its own role in this mess.”Image: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images By Shannon Connellan2018-01-23 05:31:11 UTC Aly Raisman knows a hollow statement when she sees one. The gold medalist slammed the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to investigate claims of sexual abuse within USA Gymnastics, then “shamelessly taking […]

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Neil Diamond announces retirement from touring following Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Neil Diamond will perform no further concerts.Image: Michael Kovac/WireImage By Shannon Connellan2018-01-23 02:59:50 UTC Legendary musician Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from touring, due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The 76-year-old New Yorker made the announcement on Monday in a press statement that said the onset of the disease has made large-scale […]

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Want to learn about African immigrants? Mr. President, meet Africa’s tech sector

Jake BrightContributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: President Trump’s comments about immigrants coming from “shithole” countries are continuing to stir up a shitstorm internationally. And while the language itself is bad enough, the president and his advisors […]

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Nike’s Sony PlayStation-themed sneakers are so nerdy, and everyone loves it

Love PlayStation? Love Nike? Perfect, because these are the kicks for you — even if you don’t like basketball. George Paul, small forward on the Oklahoma City Thunder, worked with Nike and Sony to create the PG-2 “PlayStation” sneakers, one of the nerdiest, tech-infused sneakers ever created. Designed by Tony Hardman, the same lead designer […]

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White House government shutdown away message is a political attack on Democrats

Image: Getty Images/Gallo Images By Adam Rosenberg2018-01-20 23:42:34 UTC Donald Trump’s White House sunk to a new level of petty on Saturday, as the United States government shutdown. Callers dialing into the publicly available White House comments line — at 202.456.1111 — are greeted with a recorded away message. An unrecognizable female voice politely explains […]

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