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Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s jets: pilot in Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot testified in court Tuesday, saying he did not see Epstein engaging inappropriately with minors (Pictures: Getty Images/Reuters/AP)Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot testified in the criminal sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell that he met former Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton as well as Prince Andrew while working with the late financier. The pilot, Larry Visoki, mentioned the household names and others during the second day of the trial in New York City on Tuesday. As the prosecution’s first witness, Visoki put Maxwell in the center of Epstein’s life, but also said he did not see Epstein engaging in any wrongdoing with minors while aboard his private planes. Maxwell is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls to give Epstein erotic mass...

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Photo exhibition chronicles life of Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales — riding in the glass coach used on her wedding day 10 years years earlier — heads to the state Opening of Parliament in November 1981 in London, England. | Anwar Hussein“Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access” at Oakbrook Center shows an intimate side of the Princess of Wales through the lens of Anwar Hussein, her lifelong photographer and a close confidant. There’s a passage in the recent movie “Spencer” about a pivotal weekend in the life of Princess Diana when the beloved royal (played by actress Kristen Stewart) ponders what the world might write about her in the future. It’s a stunningly simple moment that sits with viewers who, from the future, know how her cherished legacy plays out — a legacy that’s getting renewed attention in what would have been

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Sir Alex Ferguson names his best ever Manchester United captain

Sir Alex Ferguson worked with the very best during his time in charge (Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Sir Alex Ferguson insists Bryan Robson was ‘easily’ the best captain he had during his Manchester United tenure. The Scot worked with some of the very best in world football during his 26 years at the Old Trafford helm that included some memorable captains. The likes of Steve Bruce, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Nemanja Vidic all lifted league titles wearing the captain’s armband under his leadership. But Robson, who captained the club for a record 12 years between 1982 and 1994, was the standout leader for Ferguson. ‘Well, he was easily the best captain I had. I think over the period he was at United, he was the best player,’ Ferguson told United’s website.

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Lightfoot threatens to veto any new ward map that protects indicted Ald. Edward Burke

Ald. Ed Burke (far left) sparred with with Mayor Lori Lightfoot during her very first Chicago City Council meeting, back in May 2019. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-TimesThe mayor’s veto threat is not surprising, given her longstanding political animus toward Burke. But it further complicates an already contentious redistricting situation that is going right down to the wire. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is prepared to veto any new ward map that protects her longtime political nemesis, indicted Ald. Edward Burke (14th), her City Council allies have been told. The mayor’s veto threat is not surprising, given her longstanding political animus toward Burke, her repeated demands for his resignation and the fact that Lightfoot owes her election to the Burke corruption scandal. But it further complicates an alre

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Brendan Rodgers rates Manchester United’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

Brendan Rodgers is also in the frame to become Manchester United manager next year (Getty)Brendan Rodgers believes Ralf Rangnick will offer stability and experience to Manchester United. The 63-year-old has agreed to become United’s interim manager for the remainder of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this month. Rangnick will then move to a consultancy role at Old Trafford next summer, while United will look to appoint a new long-term manager. Rodgers is among the names on United’s shortlist alongside Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. But the Leicester City manager believes United have made a smart move by bringing in Rangnick. ‘I think they have appointed a very experienced man in football, both in his role as a sporting dir...

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Josephine Baker first Black woman to be honored at France’s Pantheon

Pictures of Josephine Baker and a red carpet lead to the Pantheon monument, rear, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 , where Baker is to symbolically be inducted, becoming the first Black woman to receive France’s highest honor. A coffin carrying soils from the U.S., France and Monaco will be deposited inside the Pantheon. Her body will stay in Monaco at the request of her family. | APBaker was joining other French luminaries honored at the site, including philosopher Voltaire, scientist Marie Curie and writer Victor Hugo. PARIS — France is inducting U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist Josephine Baker into the Pantheon, the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honor. Baker’s voice resonated Tuesday through streets of Paris’ famed Left Bank as

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Royal Christmas carol concert led by Kate to be aired on ITV in ‘snub to BBC’

A Christmas service hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate inspirational individuals will be held at Westminster Abbey (Picture: ITV/REX)Kate Middleton’s special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey will be aired on ITV in a last-minute move seen as a snub to BBC. Rumours about the festive event began last week after BBC Two’s series The Princes and The Press attracted criticism from the Royal Family for airing ‘overblown and unfounded claims’. The high-profile concert was developed with BBC Studios Events, but instead, it will be aired on ITV. It is thought the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided against the national broadcaster over a feud about the documentary, which delivers some bombshell claims about Prince William and Prince Harry. The documentary expl

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Nintendo Switch OLED back in stock at Box – white variant coming tomorrow

But it now, go go go (pic: Nintendo)After being out of stock since launch, the Nintendo Switch OLED is now available at Box, so act fast. This past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many of you no doubt took advantage of the special offers and discounts going on for the Nintendo Switch console. The only downside was that there were no deals for the OLED model, on account of it being completely out of stock. While Nintendo has yet to make it available again on its official website, it has made a sudden reappearance at Box. So far, it’s only the Neon Red/Blue OLED model and it’s no cheaper than it would be on Nintendo’s website, retailing at £309.99. But if you had intended on buying it the first time around, and wound up missing out, this is an opportunity you’ll want to snap up soo...

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White Sox announce Kendall Graveman signing

Kendall Graveman pitches for the Houston Astros in of Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) | GettyRight-handed reliever signs three-year, $24 million contract The White Sox announced the signing of right-hander Kendall Graveman to a three-year, $24 million deal on Tuesday. “Kendall is a veteran who provides us with end-of-game bullpen depth and an ability to induce ground balls,” White Sox general manager said in a team statement announcing the agreement. “He’s a high character guy and a great teammate who will fit well within our clubhouse and bullpen.” A ground ball pitcher who hiked his strikeout rate in the last two seasons, Graveman, 30, combined to g...

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Jussie Smollett’s brother expresses support before second day of trial

Jojo Smollett makes a statement to reporters on behalf of his family while his brother, former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, walks into the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2021. Jussie Smollett, 39, is charged with lying to Chicago police in 2019 when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and anti-gay attack near his Streeterville apartment. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times“It has been incredibly painful as his family to watch someone you love be accused of something they did not do,” Jojo Smollett said. Jussie Smollett’s family members presented a united front Tuesday as they arrived at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for the second day of the former “Empire” actor’s trial. The 39-year-old actor’s older brother, Jojo Smollett, told reporters that it has been difficult

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Youth football team raises money to compete for national championship: ‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

Wolfpack coach Earnest Radcliffe thanks the community for donating to help get the team to the national championships in Florida. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-TimesThe undefeated Wolfpack football team from the South Side raised over $45,000 to travel to the national championships in Florida. When the South Side Wolfpack youth football team qualified for the national championships, the players were not sure they could attend. The program was short on money for travel and hotel expenses. But in a GoFundMe effort, the 13-and-under football team raised over $45,000, surpassing their goal by $15,000. The players are now packing for Kissimmee, Florida, where the team will compete with seven teams from across the country. “I’m ready. I’ve been preparing the whole season to get up to this moment, to

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Meet Amadou Haidara: Ralf Rangnick’s no.1 transfer target to transform Manchester United’s midfield

Amadou Haidara is Ralf Rangnick’s number one target (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images)‘We have another absolute top player on our hands, I’ve known [that] for a while.’ Ralf Rangnick, March 2019. Amadou Haidara had just scored on his full debut for the club, but Rangnick needed no further proof that RB Leipzig had a player of huge potential on their books. The Mali international joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2018 but a knee injury meant he had to wait four-and-a-half months to make his debut for the Bundesliga club. The wait was worth it. Having arrived as a two-time title winner from Austria, Haidara has taken his game to the next level in Germany and established himself as one of the most dynamic midfielders in Europe. Manches

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Arsenal make official €7.5m bid for Romanian wonderkid Ianis Stoica

Arsenal have reportedly made a bid to sign Ianis Stoica (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made a €7.5m bid to sign FCSB wonderkid Ianis Stoica, according to the Romanian club’s owner.  Stoica has already registered six goals and two assists from 15 appearances in all competitions so far this season, as FSCB sit second in the Liga I table. The 18-year-old winger, who can also play in central midfield, would fit Arsenal’s new transfer approach, after all six of their summer signings were players under the age of 25.  FSCB owner Gigi Becali has confirmed that the Gunners have made a bid for Stoica, but added that he is holding out for more. ‘I currently have [an offer of] €7.5million for Ianis Stoica,’ Becali told as.ro., before confirming that it was Arsenal that had made the bid. ...

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‘Racist fishermen’ blocked lifeboat crews from helping people crossing Channel

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The RNLI has confirmed an attempt was made to stop its lifeboat launching into the Channel just days before 27 people lost their lives trying to cross. A group including young children perished trying to reach England’s south coast last week, a tragedy which has been avoided several times over thanks to brave rescue workers. But the RNLI has come under attack from right wing figures for saving asylum seekers attempting to reach the UK by crossing treacherous water in makeshift boats. Video seemingly of the November 20 incident showed a man shouting ‘don’t bring any more back here’ trying to stop the lifeboat from leaving at a Cha...

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Aaron Carter splits with fiancée Melanie Martin days after welcoming first child

Aaron Carter has split with Melanie Martin after welcoming son together (Pictures: Instagram)Aaron Carter confirmed that he has split with fiancée Melanie Martin, just days after welcoming their first child together. The 33-year-old introduced son Prince to the world last week, while heaping praise on the new mom and sharing how much he ‘loved her’. However, their romance has now crumbled, with Nick Carter’s younger brother sharing the news on Twitter. ‘Due to personal reason Melanie Martin and I have decided to go our separate ways,’ he penned earlier today.  ‘There has been a very big lie and my sister communicating w my ex fiancé ruined everything considering she knew what angel tried to do to me in court thanks angel you ruined my family. God bless.’ In the series of twe

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