Posts Tagged Government and politics

Former football player who overcame injury becomes lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Penn State football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury has been sworn in as a member of the New Jersey Assembly.

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Michigan State gets $3M to support men’s basketball program

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A fundraising campaign to help support Michigan State University has received a $3 million gift to boost the school’s men’s basketball program.

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Kerry Butler to join ‘Clinton: The Musical’ off-Broadway

In this May 23, 2011 file photo, actress Kerry Butler attends the 56th annual Drama Desk Awards in New York. The Tony Award-nominated star of “Xanadu” said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham Clinton when the irreverent show “Clinton: The Musical” lands at New World Stages. Performances begin March 26. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Butler’s next role will take her to the White House — the Clinton White House, that is.

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Russia to cut budget for 2018 World Cup amid economic woes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.

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NYC mayor’s vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm

In this Monday Jan. 26, 2015 video frame grab released by New York City Office of The Mayor, Sign-language Interpreter Jonathan Lamberton, left, translates during a news conference by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/ New York City Office of The Mayor)

NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.

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