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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan balancing pro wrestling and music

Billy Corgan’s National Wrestling Alliance has an old-school flavor to it. | Owen Sweeney/Invision/APWith his NWA wrestling company ready to relaunch this month, Corgan is about to return to the studio to record new music. Billy Corgan wrestled with how to keep the NWA afloat during a pandemic. His wrestling company back from a hiatus, Corgan is set to return to the studio and produce more smash hits. Yes, Corgan is working on new music with Smashing Pumpkins, but the frontman is set to relaunch the National Wrestling Alliance with a March 21 pay-per-view titled “Back For The Attack” that will stream on FITE. The NWA will then resume its schedule of “NWA POWERRR” each Thursday at 5:05 p.m. Chicago time starting March 23 and available on FITE via a low-cost subscription bundle. Corgan r

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Police, protesters continue to battle in Myanmar

Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday against crowds protesting last month’s coup, but the demonstrators regrouped after each volley and tried to defend themselves with barricades as standoffs between protesters and security forces intensified. Authorities have escalated their crackdown on the protests in recent days. The United Nations said it believed at least 18 people were killed on Sunday when security forces fired into crowds, while a rights group said more than 1,000 people were detained over the weekend, including an Associated Press journalist. A lawyer for the journalist said he has been charged with an offense that could see him imprisoned for up to three years. Despite the increasingly brutal crackdown, demons

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Dame’s New Arousal Serum Will Naturally Enhance Your Sex Life

You know your way around really good lubes — but, what about arousal serums? Dame, a female-founded sexual wellness brand and mastermind behind the bestselling Aer suction vibrator, just unveiled a new addition to your sexytime œuvre. Meet the Arousal Serum: a 100%-natural cream that claims to intensify your big O and enhance clitoral sensation without irritating your most sensitive areas. If the idea of a sensation-enhancing warming lube doesn’t get you hot, this naturally-derived option is for you. The water-based, lightweight cream gets you tingly with things like peppermint, cinnamon, and ginger to stimulate and encourage blood flow to wherever it’s applied. It’s also totally safe to use solo with your favorite vibrator, or with a partner — including during oral sex. “After ide...

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MAGA-Obsessed State Rep. Accused of Being the Boss From Hell

Facebook/Wendy RogersA Trump-obsessed state representative from Arizona is under fire after a damning report confirmed she harassed a former aide by fat-shaming him, making comments about his lesbian sister, and demanding he work while sick with COVID-19. The report, released on Monday by the Senate Ethics Committee, included text messages and an eyewitness account to corroborate the claims that Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) cultivated a hostile work environment. The investigation, which included interviews with 11 people, came after the former legislative aide, Michael Polloni, filed a complaint accusing Rogers of berating him, taking his belongings and cursing him out in a heated tirade during his two-month tenure. “You know I only want the best for you. You are going to be very very ...

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Hospital: SUV carrying 27 crashes with semi truck, killing 15 north of US-Mexico border

El CENTRO — An SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed into a semi truck Tuesday on a Southern California highway, killing 15 people and leaving others injured, hospital officials said. Judy Cruz, director of El Centro Regional Medical Center’s emergency department, said 14 people died at the scene, which is about 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and another died after arriving at the hospital. Officials believe there were 27 people in an SUV that struck a tractor-trailer full of gravel. Multiple patients were sent to hospitals for their injuries, including four flown to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, spokesman Todd Burke said. Three were in intensive care, he said. “The patients are, of course, going through a little bit of a difficult time, as you can ima...

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Gunmen release hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Officials say all the girls have been freed and are ‘safe’Gunmen have freed hundreds of Nigerian girls who were abducted from a boarding school in the country’s northwest last week. The girls, aged 10 and up, sat in a hall in a state government building before being taken for medical checks after their release. Victims told of how their abductors had beaten and threatened to shoot them during a forced march into captivity on Friday. Farida Lawali, 15, said she and the other girls had been taken to a forest by the kidnappers. ‘They carried the sick ones that cannot move. We were walking in the stones and thorns,’ she said. ‘They started hitting us with guns so that we could move. ‘While they were beating them with guns, some of them were crying and moving at the same time.

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Sparks re-sign Nneka Ogwumike on a multi-year deal

Rookie of the Year MVP WNBA Champion 6x All-Star WNBPA President All in the purple and gold. Welcome Back, Nneka Ogwumike! Nneka Ogwumike has re-signed with the L.A. Sparks, extending her stay as a leading member in the organization with which she’s spent all of her nine-season WNBA career so far. The Sparks will bring back Ogwumike on a multiyear deal after losing marquee talents Candace Parker and Chelsea Gray earlier in free agency, to Chicago and Las Vegas, respectively. L.A. used its “core” player designation on Ogwumike, which technically means she wasn’t to negotiate with other teams, though she did meet with some others in order to experience the free agency process — and did so with the blessing of Derek Fisher, L.A.’s coach and general manager. In the end, she felt at home wi...

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FBI chief Wray: Capitol attack was ‘domestic terrorism’

By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday as he defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating the prospect for violence. He told lawmakers the information was properly shared with other law enforcement agencies even though it was raw and unverified. Wray’s comments before Congress, in a rare public appearance since the deadly Capitol attack two months ago, was the FBI’s most vigorous defense against the suggestion that it had not adequately communicated the distinct possibility of violence as lawmakers certified the results of the presidential election. He also described in stark terms the threat from domestic violent extremists and said that, cont

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Donny van de Beek being overlooked by Manchester United teammates, says Bert van Marwijk

Donny Van De Beek has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United (Getty)Manchester United’s players are ‘overlooking’ Donny van de Beek and have contributed to the midfielder’s struggles at Old Trafford this season, according to former Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk. The 23-year-old has failed to make an impact at United following his £40 million move from Ajax last September. Van de Beek has started just two games in the Premier League, while he was left on the bench in United’s goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday. And Van Marwijk believes the Netherlands international is not being helped by his United teammates. ‘I think Donny van den Beek is an excellent football player,’ Van Marwijk wrote in his column for De Telegraaf. ‘He has excellent functional technique ...

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Tuesday’s high school basketball scores

Evanston’s Ola Ajiboye (11) confers with his teammates during the game against Glenbrook South. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-TimesAll the scores from Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Please send scores and corrections to preps@suntimes.com Tuesday, March 2, 2021 CATHOLIC - WHITE Providence at St. Joseph, 7:00 CENTRAL SUBURBAN - CROSSOVER Deerfield at Evanston, 5:30 Highland Park at Maine South, 6:00 Maine East at Glenbrook North, 5:30 Maine West at Glenbrook South, 5:30 Niles North at Niles West, 5:30 Vernon Hills at New Trier, 5:30 DU PAGE VALLEY Metea Valley at Waubonsie Valley, 7:00 Naperville Central at Neuqua Valley, 7:00 Naperville North at DeKalb, 7:00 EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC Carmel at St. Viator, 7:00 Marian Catholic at Benet, 7:00 Marian Central at Notre Dame, 7:00 Nazareth at Joliet Cath

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Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Reveal Studio Forced Them to Put White Actor in ‘Coming to America’

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall revealed during their recent visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (via Insider) that Louie Anderson was cast in “Coming to America” as McDowell’s employee Maurice because the studio mandated a white comedian appear in the 1988 comedy. According to the actors, Paramount went so far as to give them a list of three white actors to choose from. Anderson was cast because Murphy and Hall were fans of his stand-up comedy. IndieWire has reached out to Paramount for further comment. “I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” Hall said. “We were forced to put in a white person.” Murphy added, “[The studio was] like, ‘There has to be a white person in the movie.’ I was like, ‘What?’ So who was the funniest white guy around? We knew Louie was cool, so that’s

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Why a sneaker veteran left his dream job at Nike to help young people of color pursue footwear industry careers

Summary List PlacementThe sneaker world is intrinsically bound to Black culture. But when it comes to the industry, representation of that impact is often hard to find beyond brands' outward messaging, marketing campaigns or celebrity collabs. Bimma Williams is looking to change that. The footwear industry alumnus, along with marketing specialist BJ Frogozo and producer Adrian Anaya, is helping young people of color break into the industry with Claima Stories, a podcast that highlights the stories of Black and Brown individuals who have found success in the footwear world. The podcast initially launched in early 2020 with 24 episodes and has already featured a variety of Black designers, influencers, and professionals in the industry. Since its debut, Claima, which is a nod to the phras...

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More than 7,000,000 people in England live in areas with almost no Covid cases

Caption: Eight million people live in areas of UK with ‘no Covid’ Getty – Reuters – Metro.co.ukMore than seven million people in England live in areas where there are almost no cases of coronavirus, official figures show. Hundreds of neighbourhoods across the country recorded close to zero cases last week. Numbers are so low in some areas that data has been ‘suppressed’ by Public Health England to avoid the few positive cases being named and shamed on social media. Analysis by The Daily Telegraph shows that 971 of 6,791 local areas in England were marked as ‘suppressed’ in the week up to February 23 after recording ‘fewer than three cases’. Around 7.3 million people live in those areas, or 13% of the population. They include large parts of Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire, ...

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Ant Middleton claims he wasn’t fired from SAS: Who Dares Wins UK – ‘All will be revealed’

Ant Middleton claims he wasn’t axed by Channel 4 (Picture: Pete Dadds)Ant Middleton has addressed being axed from SAS: Who Dares Wins UK, claiming that he wasn’t fired from the show. It was announced last night that TV host and former Special Forces soldier Ant would be dropped from the Channel 4 training programme due to his ‘personal conduct’. However, the presenter and former British soldier has now replied to a Twitter post from Piers Morgan, suggesting that he wasn’t fired from the UK version of the show. Piers posted a picture of the pair together, writing: ‘Absurd that Channel 4 fired @antmiddleton for his opinions. He’s an SBS special forces war hero, what did they think they were hiring – a shrinking violet choirboy? ‘Such a spineless surrender to the PC Police. Ant’s

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‘Get out now’ – Paul Scholes and Joe Cole send message to Manchester United target Jack Grealish over future

Grealish has had a great season (Picture: Getty)Jack Grealish needs to leave Aston Villa to ‘prove’ himself at the highest level. That’s the view of former Manchester United and Chelsea stars Paul Scholes and Joe Cole, both of whom are great admirers of the Villa captain. Greaish has been in sensational form this season for his boyhood club, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in 22 Premier League appearances. But Scholes thinks he can’t be in the Premier League Player of the Year (POTY) conversation because he is not performing at a big club. ‘Don’t get me wrong, I love the player, but if he was doing this at Man United, Liverpool, City, one of the top clubs, then he’d be up there, he’d possibly be top three,’ Scholes said when asked by Optus Sport if Grealish is in

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