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JFK inspiring England’s attempt to end title drought

LONDON (AP) — English soccer leaders are drawing inspiration from former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to send a man to the moon as the country tries to end its World Cup title drought.

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Ennis-Hill set for 1st heptathlon since 2012 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31.

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Amy Winehouse director says we all share blame for her death

FILE -In this Jan. 8, 2011 file photo, British artist Amy Winehouse, left, performs during her show in Florianopolis, Brazil. At the 68th international Cannes film festival the Amy Winehouse director Asif Kapadia says we all share blame for her death.(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart, File)

CANNES, France (AP) — Amy Winehouse was many things: artist, icon, victim of celebrity. For London-born director Asif Kapadia, she was basically the girl next door.

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Workers’ group to FIFA sponsors: Qatar a blot on your brand

In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 file photo taken during a government organized media tour, Nischal Tamang from Nepal takes a break in his work, in Doha, Qatar. Tamang lives in a housing facility for laborers that has been cited by labor inspectors for substandard conditions. Advocates for workers' rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the "horrific" working conditions there a blot on any company's brand. At a press conference Monday, May 18, 2015 they singled out FIFA sponsors such as McDonalds, Visa, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Budweiser, Gazprom, KIA and Hyundai, saying they have the power to pressure both FIFA and Qatar into improving the treatment of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

LONDON (AP) — Advocates for workers’ rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the “horrific” working conditions there a blot on any company’s brand.

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