Why Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked Nike not to release its Fourth of July sneaker

Why Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked Nike not to release its Fourth of July sneaker

Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked Nike not to release a shoe with a Revolutionary War-era flag, enraging Ted Cruz and the governor of Arizona. Nike has canceled plans to sell a limited-edition Air Max 1 in honor of the Fourth of July, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reportedly, former NFL athlete and Nike spokesperson Colin Kaepernick advised the company not to release it. The sneaker was supposed to go on sale this week for $140, and…

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Cheese and whiskey are targeted in US’s latest proposed tariffs on EU

Cheese and whiskey are targeted in US’s latest proposed tariffs on EU

The US wants to add new tariffs on $4 billion in goods as part of a trade dispute involving Boeing and Airbus. The Trump administration is threatening to impose more tariffs on the European Union — $4 billion worth, which could affect everything from cheese to olives to whiskey, along with less delicious things like some metals and chemicals. In April, the United States Trade Representative proposed tariffs on EU products valued at about $21…

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Watch: the first trailer for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out tips its hat to Agatha Christie

Watch: the first trailer for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out tips its hat to Agatha Christie

Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Toni Colette, and many more stars pepper the murder mystery. Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries are having a moment. There are the movies explicitly based on her books, like 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. And there are the movies that cheekily pay homage to her stories, like the recent Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston movie Murder Mystery. And then there’s Knives Out, from Rian Johnson, the writer and director behind…

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Rainbow Listerine and bottles of Bud Light: what happens to the merch when Pride is over

Rainbow Listerine and bottles of Bud Light: what happens to the merch when Pride is over

We reached out to two dozen top retailers and brands to find out where all the unsold product (and the money) goes after June. New York City may still be strewn with rainbow glitter and confetti — all the detritus of Sunday’s WorldPride march celebrations, which drew an estimated 2.5 million people — but as of the early hours of July 1, Pride Month was officially over for corporate America. The rainbow logos are (for…

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“People drinking out of toilets”: AOC and other Democrats share details from their Texas border facility tour

“People drinking out of toilets”: AOC and other Democrats share details from their Texas border facility tour

More than a dozen lawmakers visited border facilities in El Paso and Clint to investigate migrants’ poor living conditions. A group of lawmakers visited two border facilities in Clint and El Paso, Texas, on Monday, and they made sure everyone knew about the poor living conditions they saw by sharing graphic details of their trip via Twitter. The visit was organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus after reports about the Clint border facility indicated that…

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E. Jean Carroll: “the world is a very, very merry place without men”

E. Jean Carroll: “the world is a very, very merry place without men”

The author and advice columnist talked to Vox about the reactions to her allegation against Donald Trump, and her “manless” road trip across the country. What’s striking about E. Jean Carroll is how happy she is. The journalist, author, and advice columnist recently wrote in New York magazine about the “hideous men” who have assaulted her in her life. The one that got the most attention was Donald Trump — Carroll writes that he sexually…

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Democrats finally sue to get Trump’s tax returns

Democrats finally sue to get Trump’s tax returns

The fight over the president’s taxes probably isn’t close to being over. House Democrats are finally taking the Trump administration to court over the president’s tax returns, but don’t expect a resolution soon. The House Ways and Means Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and is one of the few congressional committees with the authority to request tax information from the IRS, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court to enforce…

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