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Another Netflix comedy special is under fire for anti-trans jokes months after the company faced backlash for similar comments during Dave Chappelle’s special in 2021. British comedian Ricky Gervais, who released his special “SuperNature” with the streaming giant on Tuesday, is facing criticism for transphobic remarks he made in the special. One of the remarks,…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Jacob deGrom’s rehab has moved north to Queens. The Mets ace has shifted his workouts to Citi Field after spending the last several weeks in Florida, according to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, as organizational officials look to monitor deGrom more closely in his rehab from a stress reaction on his right scapula.…

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Matthew McConaughey penned a heartbreaking note about his hometown of Uvalde, TX, where an 18-year-old gunman ruthlessly killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school on Tuesday. After learning of the horror on his home soil, McConaughey issued a call to action to combat gun violence. “As you all are aware there was…

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The Waratahs named a settled team on Wednesday, with Jed Holloway, Charlie Gamble, Angus Bell and Archer Holz returning to the starting side, and Ned Hanigan winning promotion to starting lock. The Blues name their team at lunchtime on Thursday and are expected to rest players, given they can’t lose top spot on the ladder.…

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Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. The recommendations are the latest step in a broader effort by…

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“After a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position as the partner of choice in the Pacific, in a region that’s less secure and more contested, but that work starts now.” Wang will arrive in Solomon Islands on Thursday, marking the first time a senior Australian minister has…

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Shell’s annual shareholder meeting was temporarily suspended on Tuesday after dozens of climate protesters caused disruption, chanting slogans and holding banners. “Can I assume that you do not want me to speak?” Shell chair Andrew Mackenzie asked over chants such as “we will stop you” – sung to the tune of Queen’s “We Will Rock…

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The father of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting victim suggested Tuesday that parents bear the responsibility of the safety of their children’s school. Pollack, during an interview with host Laura Ingraham, said parents should check the safety measures in place at their children’s schools. “It’s the parents, it’s your responsibility where you send your children…

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The Rangers opened up the scoring in their eventual 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, which evened this second-round series at two-all heading back to Raleigh, N.C., with a sequence that may as well have been sponsored by president and general manager Chris Drury. While on the power play,…

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Kennett last month told News Corp he has exchanged text messages with Rioli, whose wife Shannyn was upset by comments he made about her designer ripped jeans after a game in 2018. She told The Age she felt “belittled” and “humiliated” by the remarks. Loading Mitchell is hopeful he and his teammate from the 2008,…

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center on Tuesday forecast 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes — of Category 3 strength or greater. The 2020 and 2021 seasons both exhausted the hurricane name list and broke records. No one can say for sure if…

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Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” audience cheered as he took the stage Monday afternoon. But instead of his normal comedy bits, he delivered the news about the mass shooting in Texas that left at least 19 children and two adults dead. Colbert needed to take a few moments to gather himself, going silent for 6 seconds,…

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LONDON — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to be sure that Abramovich, who was sanctioned over his links…

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Queenslander Jim Chalmers says he has made “substantial progress” in Labor’s pledge to allow a Sri Lankan asylum-seeker family home to their adopted town of Biloela, using the opportunity before the nation’s media to debunk an irksome stereotype about the northern state. Australia’s new Treasurer, who is also acting as the Home Affairs minister, said…

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If the US Bureau of Reclamation determines in its August report that the lake level will be at or below that elevation in January 2023, the Southwest will move into the second tier of unprecedented water cuts that will further reduce the amount of Colorado River water that can be used by cities, industry and…

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Extremist Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) deleted a disturbing and offensive tweet Tuesday that falsely claimed the gunman who killed more than 20 people at a Texas school was a “transsexual leftist illegal alien.” The lawmaker wrote the message in response to a Twitter user who wondered if the shooter was a member of the far-right,…

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former Met Noah Syndergaard allowed one run over eight strong innings of four-hit ball in his longest appearance since returning from elbow surgery, and Jared Walsh homered in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Luis Rengifo and Tyler Wade had RBI singles during a four-run…

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The NSW corruption watchdog will hold public hearings to examine whether three former councillors accepted benefits as inducements to approve property developments in Sydney’s south. Former Georges River and Hurstville City councillors Con Hindi and Vince Badalati, and Hurstville councillor Philip Sansom, will front the watchdog as it investigates planning decisions in Hurstville between 2014…

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KYIV, Ukraine – A regional governor in eastern Ukraine says at least six civilians have been killed by the latest Russian shelling. Luhansk region Gov. Serhiy Haidai said Wednesday that another eight people were wounded in the shelling of the town of Sievierodonetsk over the previous 24 hours. Sievierodonetsk is at the epicenter of fighting…

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Several of Texas’ top Republicans shared their thoughts and prayers after a gunman opened fire inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing at least 19 children and two teachers. But the GOP lawmakers refused to support the possibility of any gun control measures as the nation reels in the wake of the…

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