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Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War?

Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War?

Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War? Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War? Just days after the Taliban took Kabul, their flag was flying high above a central mosque in Pakistan’s capital. It was an in-your-face gesture intended to spite the defeated Americans. But it was also a sign of the real victors in the …

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Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81

Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81

Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81 Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81 Vladimir Menshov, a prolific Soviet actor and director whose film “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” won the Academy Award in 1980 for best foreign-language film, surprising the many American critics who had panned it, died on July 5 in a hospital …

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Spike Lee Accidentally Reveals Palme d’Or Winner Early: It’s ‘Titane’

Spike Lee Accidentally Reveals Palme d’Or Winner Early: It’s ‘Titane’

Spike Lee Accidentally Reveals Palme d’Or Winner Early: It’s ‘Titane’ Spike Lee Accidentally Reveals Palme d’Or Winner Early: It’s ‘Titane’ CANNES, France — The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival gave its top prize, the prestigious Palme d’Or, to the French film “Titane.” A wild serial-killer story with some of the most controversial scenes of the festival, “Titane” was …

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Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85 Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85 Ei-ichi Negishi, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010 for developing techniques now ubiquitous in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, died on June 6 in Indianapolis. He was 85. His death, at a hospital, was announced by Purdue University, …

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Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s post-race positive drug test was confirmed by a second sample requested by trainer Bob Baffert, setting the stage for the colt to be the second horse in the 147-year history of America’s greatest race to be …

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Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Baffert Suspended

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Baffert Suspended

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Baffert Suspended Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Baffert Suspended The 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test after the race, putting a new stain on a sport troubled by doping problems and placing thoroughbred horse racing’s most recognizable personality, the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, …

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling After Michael Jackson died in 2009, at age 50, the executors of his estate began shoring up the shaky finances of the onetime King of Pop, settling debts and striking new entertainment and merchandising deals. Before long the estate was in strong …

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89 Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89 Olympia Dukakis, the self-assured, raspy-voiced actress who often played world-weary and worldly wise characters, and who won an Academy Award for her role as just such a woman in “Moonstruck,” died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 89. Her …

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama’s first swing in the final round of the 85th Masters was an unsightly banana-shaped slice that would have looked familiar on the nerve-racking first tee of any golf course in the …

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Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election

Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election

Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election TARQUI, Ecuador — Though its candidate is not on the ballot, one big winner in Sunday’s presidential runoff in Ecuador was clear before the first vote was cast: the nation’s long-marginalized Indigenous …

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