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Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump , after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore.

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Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A

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Fox News host Sean Hannity apparently believes that CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times should be excluded from the White House press corps while Donald Trump is president. Hannity attacked CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday night after Stelter used the term “national emergency” on air to describe the shocking outcome of the election, which has so far sparked nationwide  protests  and has led to a disturbing uptick in racist incidents

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee  Donald   Trump  within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President  Barack Obama  won Nevada by nearly 7 points

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The latest of Hogarth’s retellings of Shakespearean plays by eminent authors is a match made in dystopian heaven. (If such a thing could exist.) Margaret Atwood, the author behind great ecological speculative fiction like the chilling MaddAddam trilogy, meets William Shakespeare’s most climate-obsessed drama: “The Tempest.” Not, of course, that Atwood goes with the obvious, stormy angle. Instead, Hag-Seed leans into the elements of theatricality, imprisonment and deception within “The Tempest,” telling the story of Felix, a once-ambitious artistic director who’s been living in grim isolation since his righthand man stabbed him in the back and took over the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival in his place

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Adnan Syed , the man whose murder conviction was at the heart of the smash hit “Serial” podcast,  may be released on bail , The New York Times reports. Syed’s lawyers are arguing that he should be allowed out of prison while he awaits a new trail, according to court documents filed Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Syed has been serving a life sentence since  he was convicted of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend in 2000.

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In John Oliver ’s latest segment on opioids during Last Week Tonight , he pulled up one of the key statistics pharmaceutical salespeople used to market prescription opioids to doctors in the 1990s: Less than 1 percent of patients taking opioids become addicted to painkillers.  That figure is completely inaccurate, of course, and as Oliver points out, it has a disturbing origin story. “I know it may seem like they are pulling that number out of their ass, but they actually pulled it out of the letters to the editor section of the New England Journal of Medicine,” Oliver said. “Seriously

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Co-authored by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sheldon Whitehouse An open letter to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.

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Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?

17Oct

NEW YORK ― It’s 3:00 in the afternoon, and  Shepard Smith is in the chair.

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Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.

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The old fashioned is a classic cocktail. Actually, it’s as classic as they come. You see, historians believe cocktails only became cocktails around the early 1800s , when four simple ingredients were added together: sugar, bitter, water and booze.

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After a Chinese-American editor at the New York Times shared the story of a racist encounter Sunday, the Asian-American community has refused to stay silent.  The Twittersphere is standing in solidarity with Michael Luo, who was out with family and friends on New York City’s Upper East Side when a woman shouted at him, “go back to China … go back to your f―-ing country.” Well dressed woman on Upper East Side, annoyed by our stroller, yells: “Go back to China…go back to your f—ing country.” #thisis2016 — Michael Luo (@michaelluo) October 9, 2016 Luo, who is the deputy Metro editor at the Times, recounted the experience in a poignant open letter to the woman. He emphasized that although he has grown up in the U.S., he and so many other Asian-Americans feel they’ll always be seen as foreigners.  “It’s this persistent sense of otherness that a lot of us struggle with every day.

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Early Voting: A Month to Go

10Oct

Another week of early voting has passed and at least 429,337 people have voted in the 2016 election. I say “at least” because I do not have information from all the states, and information from some states is a little out-of-date

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Gary Johnson , the Libertarian presidential nominee, can’t seem to catch a break. After a couple of very public mistakes, including asking an interviewer  what Aleppo was and the time he struggled to name a foreign leader  he admired, the former governor of New Mexico on Wednesday had another embarrassing moment. When The New York Times asked Johnson if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, he answered simply, “I do.” But when the Times pressed him to produce a name, Johnson reportedly said, dryly, “You want me to name …

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While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics.  According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014

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WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz on Sunday stood by his claim that the U.S. should “carpet bomb” the Islamic State group out of existence and falsely stated that the George H.W. Bush administration carpet bombed Iraq during the first Gulf War.

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7 Unromantic Facts About Online Dating

21Nov

Do you remember ABC’s television show The Dating Game ? The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her “date” based strictly on their responses

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4 Reasons You’re Still Broke

16Nov

BY KARA I. STEVENS Being “broke” seems to be a recurring theme among Black women despite our collective levels of education, resources, and salary. In order to break up with “broke,” we have to first answer the question, “Why am I broke?” If you happen to fall into the being broke category, here are four reasons why you might be struggling to make ends meet

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Why The 49ers Are Having A Tough Season

15Nov

What is wrong with the 49ers this season?

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Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator

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Purpose at Work: It Comes from Within

15Nov

Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.” Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose.  Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own research with Glassdoor shows clearly that “culture and values” are the most highly correlated factors in someone’s likelihood of recommending their company as a great place to work.

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In December 1988, Jörg Winger was a West German Army radio operator eavesdropping on Soviet military channels when he overheard a startling message: The Russians wished him Merry Christmas by name. “That was the moment where we realized that we had moles on the base,” he recalled

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The New York Times’ popular City Room blog, which chronicled New York City goings-on large and small, is no more. Times reporter Andy Newman announced the blog’s closure in a post Monday, explaining that it was shutting down because of “mostly boring journalism-business stuff .” City Room, Newman explained to The Huffington Post, had been going dormant for a while, publishing fewer and fewer posts over the last two years. That few readers noticed the drop-off reflects how much potential blog content had already made it into the rest of the Metro section’s coverage

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ImageContent(562846fee4b02f6a900f9a13,562846ab1200002e007e5b53,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562846ab1200002e007e5b53.jpeg,Some(crop_0_452_5315_3215),Some(jpeg)),Credit: ©naturepl.com / Reinhard / ARCO / WWF,) Climate change is unforgiving when it comes to the world’s most enigmatic species. Penguins have been forced to climb cliffs to breed as sea ice melts.

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If what we see going on in Israel-Palestine is not yet a third Intifada, one may not be far off. As presented in the mainstream press , the stabbings of Israeli settlers, the rock-throwing, the mass uprisings, all seem chalked up to some inexplicable proclivity toward violence on the part of Palestinians

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Quentin Tarantino is apparently unbothered by certain critiques from black people surrounding his 2012 controversial slavery drama, “Django Unchained.” In a recent interview with The New York Times T Magazine, Tarantino said he “couldn’t have cared less” about what some black critics had to say about his film.   “If you’ve made money being a critic in black culture in the last 20 years you have to deal with me,” he told T Magazine.

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A new online platform is using the principle of crowdsourcing to help human rights activists and dissidents all over the world. The platform, called  Movements.org  and originally founded in 2007, was highlighted last week on the New York Times’ solutions journalism blog, Fixes , and links activists in closed societies with skilled individuals around the world in professions like journalism, law and coding.  Movements.org merged with nonprofit Advancing Human Rights in 2010, and was officially launched as a crowdsourcing platform in August 2014 by Robert Bernstein, the founder of Human Rights Watch, and David Keyes, the executive director of Advancing Human Rights. The platform focuses its work on countries that have populations of over 5 million and are classified as “Not Free” or “Partially Free” by  Human Rights Watch ‘s civil liberties index. So far this includes countries like Syria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and China

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Three years after her daughter was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to promote girls’ education, Malala Yousafzai’s mother has spoken publicly for the first time about her own experience in returning to school. Speaking at the Women in the World Summit in London on Friday, Tor Pekai Yousafzai said she left school at a young age because she was ” the only girl in a class full of boys ,” The Guardian reports.

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North Korea is “ready to fight any kind of war” waged by the U.S., leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday, and the hermit kingdom had a giant military parade to prove it.

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WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more than $24 million over the last three months as he wages a populist challenge to become the Democratic presidential nominee, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sanders’ advisers, in announcing the fund-raising tally on Wednesday night with several hours to go before the end of the third quarter, also said the senator had more than $25 million in cash on hand, the Times said.

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Kevin Bacon (Bacon number: 0) and Kyra Sedgwick (Bacon number: 1) married in 1988 after appearing together in the film ” Lemon Sky ,” released the same year. They’ve been together ever since. In honor of their wedding anniversary this week, Bacon posted some then-and-now photos on Instagram

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How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

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Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton recently disclosed her college affordability plan, which would cost $350 billion over 10 years. Called “The New College Compact,” Clinton promises to “tackle the cost of college, making low interest grants and loans more available and ensure the federal government ‘will never again profit off student loans for college students,'” according to a CNN report.

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Crowds gathered on the banks of Tianjin’s Haihe River on Thursday, looking agape at the grim and unnerving scene before them: there, washed up on the riverside, were thousands upon thousands of fish — all dead. The dead fish were found only a few miles from the scene of the deadly explosions that rocked the Chinese city  last Wednesday.

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While the Pro Football Hall of Fame did not allow Junior Seau’s family to deliver a speech on his behalf at Saturday’s ceremony, the topic of mental health issues and football did not go unaddressed. Many of the headlines leading up to the enshrinement ceremony at Canton, Ohio, surrounded Seau’s 2012 suicide and subsequent diagnosis of degenerative brain disease. Seau’s condition, doctors said, was likely due to the tremendous amount of hits he took to the head during a 20-year career in the NFL

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With remarkable poise and strength, Sydney Seau honored her late father , Junior Seau at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturday evening. ” I want nothing more than to see you come on stage , give the speech you were meant to give, give me a hug and tell me you love me one last time

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When I think of summer destination spots, Cleveland is not usually high on my list.

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Amnesty International will  vote this month  on whether to advocate worldwide decriminalization of sex work. If the policy is adopted, the human rights group will call for governments to eliminate most laws that prohibit selling or buying sex

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On August 1, 1973, the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood did a wonderful thing — it celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Male and Female National Non-Parent of the Year. Starting in 2013, this day was resurrected as International Childfree Day, and the day winners of the Childfree Woman and Man of the Year are announced. Here are the 2015 winners and their nomination submissions: Childfree Woman of the Year: Laura LaVoie * Laura LaVoie is a writer and blogger

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 NEW YORK — Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone, is leaving the publication in August, four months after the magazine retracted a bogus story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, a spokeswoman confirmed.  Dana, who spent nearly two decades at the magazine, oversaw the newsroom during its biggest journalistic breakdown in nearly a half-century of publishing.  Several news outlets and bloggers quickly poked serious holes in Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus,”published in late November. Dana went silent for months  before Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which the magazine commissioned to investigate the story, concluded  in April that it was a “journalistic failure that could have been avoided.” The New York Times first reported  the news of Dana’s departure Wednesday night, just hours after three members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the purported gang rape, sued the magazine  and the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely. They’re not the only ones seeking retribution in respone to the discredited story. Nicole Eramo, a UVA associate dean of students, filed a defamation suit  against Rolling Stone in May.  Many in journalism circles were shocked that Dana, his deputy editor Sean Woods, and Erdely were not fired or suspended in the wake of Columbia’s findings

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Rarely does a newspaper story get the kind of response that The New York Times front-page exposé of wage-theft at nail salons prompted this spring. Profiling at length the experiences of a woman named Jing Ren—a twenty-year-old recent immigrant who was paid no salary for her first three months on the job and was shockingly underpaid after that—the nearly 7,000-word article asserted that “rampant exploitation” afflicts “a vast majority” of the many thousands of manicurists in the more than 3,600 nail salons of New York State.

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The FBI has identified 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez as the shooter who allegedly killed four Marines today in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Other reports and online accounts also have spelled his first name Mohammad and Muhammad.) Abdulazeez also died and three others were wounded in the shootings at a military recruitment office   around 10:45 a.m and a short time later at a Navy and Marine Reserve center.  Abdulazeez  lived in Hixxon — a town near Chattanooga — and was born in Kuwait .

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The Pope On A Plane, Captured In Photographs

08Jul

Forget snakes — the pope on a plane is a sufficiently bizarre, and wonderful, sight. On Monday, Pope Francis flew in the papal jetliner with his entourage and dozens of journalists to Quito, Ecuador, where he kicked off his latest South American tour .

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If NASA has its way, the human race won’t be going the way of the dinosaurs any time soon. The space agency is teaming up with the National Nuclear Security Administration to work on a planetary defense plan to deflect a potential doomsday asteroid so it doesn’t strike Earth , according to The New York Times

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc tied up with nine news publishers to launch “Instant Articles” that will let them publish articles directly to the social network’s mobile news feeds.

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Though you may eat the same foods you’ve always eaten since you were a kid, the fact is your nutritional needs change throughout your life.

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WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday morning called for doubling the budget of the National Institutes of Health, writing favorably in the pages of The New York Times about the chief federal spigot for science research. “House and Senate negotiators are at work on a budget resolution for the fiscal year that starts on Oct

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Paula Froelich is the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Travel . She is also the New York Times best-selling author of the novel, “Mercury In Retrograde” and was the deputy editor of the New York Post’s gossip column, Page Six, for ten years. In January 2012 she won a Gold Medal award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for her piece in Playboy on Iraq, “Down And Out In Baghdad.” Paula is originally from Ohio and Kentucky and loves to travel to places where the USD still means something

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Gawker Media is suing the U.S. State Department under the Freedom of Information Act for access to emails between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines and members of the press, the site’s executive editor for investigations, John Cook, announced Friday . Though Cook originally reported in 2013 that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been using a private email address to conduct government business, the story has boiled into a full-blown controversy in recent weeks after The New York Times reported Clinton may have violated federal regulations.

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A doctor, a politician, a humanitarian — there are many things parents may wish their children will become. But there’s one way no parent ever wants to describe their child: spoiled.

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Journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico and The Atlantic are among those who won George Polk Awards for “investigative and enterprising reporting” in 2014, Long Island University announced in a press release Sunday. The Times’ foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi won the award for international reporting with her “explosive account” of how European countries continue to pay al Qaeda millions of dollars in ransom despite denying the practice

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Dawn Fotopulos is the associate professor of business at The King’s College, the founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com and author of Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners (AMACOM, Sept. 3, 2014).

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Jan 22 (Reuters) – A documentary on former President Bill Clinton by veteran director Martin Scorsese has been indefinitely shelved after the sides disagreed on control of the film, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

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Wreckage from an AirAsia flight that went missing on its way to Singapore on Sunday was found on Tuesday in the Karimata Strait off the coast of Borneo, Indonesian rescue teams said. Djoko Murjatmodjo, a senior official with Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry, said the debris was from the missing plane , The New York Times reported.

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Tonya Lewis Lee has been a creative presence in children’s literature and production for almost 15 years. After transitioning from a career as a corporate lawyer, Lewis Lee joined up with Nickelodeon to produce interstitial programming for them featuring various artists including Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah.

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NEW YORK — The Washington Post escalated the wonk wars Tuesday with the latest addition to the growing field of policy journalism. The Post’s new online vertical, Storyline , will cover policy topics through articles, videos and charts — or “chapters” — that follow a particular storyline. More…

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MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the downing of a Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine must not be used for political ends and urged separatists to allow international experts access to the crash site.

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Filed under: Boxeo , Juan Manuel Márquez , Manny Pacquiao , Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez Desde el instante en que se anunció la victoria de Manny Pacquiao sobre Juan Manuel Márquez por decisión mayoritaria, la ira invadió por igual a aficionados que medios de comunicación de habla hispana, por lo que consideraron un ‘robo’ de los jueces. Una lluvia de objetos y la rechifla estruendosa, eclipsaron el festejo del boxeador filipino, que con dificultad pudo dar sus impresiones de la pelea al reportero de la cadena HBO.

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