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    The two officials were among four former referees convicted in court in February for receiving money from Gyeongnam FC officials 

    FILE - Former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn holds his Hall of Fame plaque following his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, July 29, 2007.

    Family of Late Baseball Superstar Gwynn Sues Tobacco Giant

    Lawsuit accuses tobacco company Altria of negligence, fraud for selling a product — smokeless tobacco — that it knew was dangerous 

    Bill Cosby is pictured leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after a preliminary hearing in a sexual assault case, May 24, 2016.

    Judge Orders TV Icon Cosby to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault

    78-year-old comedian is accused of assaulting a former Temple University basketball team manager in his Philadelphia home in 2004; no trial date is set 

    FILE - Trekkers make their way to Dingboche, a popular Mount Everest base camp, in Pangboche, Nepal, Feb. 19, 2016.

    Video Everest Tragedy Highlights Sherpa's Plight

    Documentary focuses on big risk — and little financial reward — of Sherpas who lead climbers on the dangerous expeditions 

    Director Ken Loach poses for photographers with the Palme d'Or for his film "I, Daniel Blake" during the photo call following the awards ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 22, 2016.

    Britain's Ken Loach Wins Top Prize at Cannes

    Comedy-drama by veteran director ‘I Daniel Blake’ showcases frustrations of maze in British welfare system 


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    Vietnamese Rapper Performs for Obamai
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    May 25, 2016 10:03 AM
    A prominent young Vietnamese artist told President Obama said she faced roadblocks as a woman rapper, and asked the president about government support for the arts. He asked her to rap, and he even offered to provide a base beat for her. Watch what happened.
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    Video Vietnamese Rapper Performs for Obama

    A prominent young Vietnamese artist told President Obama said she faced roadblocks as a woman rapper, and asked the president about government support for the arts. He asked her to rap, and he even offered to provide a base beat for her. Watch what happened.
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    There’s been much debate and concern among educators across America that schools have seriously neglected teaching civics — the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. Enter former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Bernard Shusman reports from Future Leaders Institute Charter School in the New York district of Harlem.
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    The head of Qatar’s organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup insists his country's bid to host the soccer tournament was completely clean, despite the corruption scandals that have rocked the sport’s governing body, FIFA. Hassan Al-Thawadi also said new laws would offer protection to migrants working on World Cup construction projects. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.
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    Video ‘Money Monster’ Taps Into Anger of Everyman vs Wall Street

    "Money Monster," a film drama by Jodie Foster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, is the latest film to tackle the huge gap between the uber-rich 1 percent and everyone else. Though not the first film to be made on the subject, "Money Monster" is the most emotional and starstudded production about the corrupting power of money. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.



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    Take It From The Top: Stanley Jordani
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    Jazz fusion artist, Stanley Jordan is known for his touch technique which allows him to play melodies and chords simultaneously. He can also play two different guitars or a guitar and piano at the same time.

    Jazz fusion artist, Stanley Jordan is known for his touch technique which allows him to play melodies and chords simultaneously.  He can also play two different guitars or a guitar and piano at the same time.

     

     

     

     

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