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John Lewis to skip civil rights museum opening

John Lewis to skip civil rights museum opening

The two African American congressmen issued a joint statement about their decision, arguing Trump's presence "disrespects" the efforts of Mississippi's black civil rights leaders. Lewis, a civil rights icon and Georgia Democrat, was arrested in Jackson in 1961 with Freedom Riders who were protesting segregated bus travel. "His support of white supremacists and racism exact opposite of what museum is about", said Maybus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi.


Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince

Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince

It is the mysterious prince's first high-profile art purchase. An employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's " Salvator Mundi " on display at Christie's auction rooms in London . It then disappeared from view until 1900, when it resurfaced and was acquired by a British collector. In the dispersal of the Cook Collection, it was ultimately consigned to a sale at Sotheby's in 1958 where it sold for £45.


Banker's NY trial is United States conspiracy, says Turkey's President

Banker's NY trial is United States conspiracy, says Turkey's President

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors to not stand trial in the United States over a breach of now-lifted US sanctions on Iran, money laundering and other charges, was accused late Thursday by an ex-cellmate in his early 60s of sexual assault in a Manhattan prison.


Serena Williams' Best Year Ever Just Got Even Better

Serena Williams' Best Year Ever Just Got Even Better

The American has since given birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. Now that's she has her bundle of joy, Williams is still tapping that resource whenever a problem pops up. She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam victor would attempt to defend her title next month. The tennis legend started 2017 defeating her sister, Venus , in the Australian Open in January to win her historic 23rd Grand Slam title , pulling within one major ...


Joburg Open woe for Oosthuizen

Joburg Open woe for Oosthuizen

The Joburg Open remains the only South African tournament serving as an official qualifier for The Open Championship in the United Kingdom and the stakes could not be higher to clinch the title. "I was really looking forward to playing in the Joburg Open for the first time so I'm very frustrated". He had a disappointing day, making just four birdies to go with three bogeys for a one-under 70 on the Bushwillow course.


House Conservatives almost derail tax bill in procedural vote

House Conservatives almost derail tax bill in procedural vote

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved a two-week spending measure to keep the government funded past the Friday deadline and through December 22. Despite having to push back the timing of the bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters he was optimistic they'd have enough votes to get legislation through the House.