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Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Trump dissolves business councils Another group has ditched plans to host an event at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society on Sunday joined a list of what is now at least nine nonprofits, charities and other organizations that have said they won’t give business to the posh club in Palm Beach, Florida. “After thoughtful consideration by zoo leadership, we have decided it is important that we not allow distractions to deter us from our mission and culture,” said the organization’s CEO and president, Andrew Aiken, ...

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Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final ever race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just ...

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Anthem pulls out of Virginia's Obamacare exchange

How Trump can upend Obamacare without Congress Just days after pulling out of Nevada and downsizing its presence in Georgia, Anthem announced Friday it will not participate on Virginia’s Obamacare exchange in 2018. Although Anthem was a major player in Virginia, all of the state’s counties are expected to have at least one carrier on their exchanges next year. As it has said when withdrawing from other states, Anthem(ANTM) believes the Obamacare market has grown too volatile. It remains concerned about whether it will continue to receive the Obamacare subsidies ...

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LaVar called for tech, pulls AAU team off court

2:09 AM ET ESPN.com news services LaVar Ball pulled his Big Ballers AAU team off the court during a game Saturday after he was whistled for a technical foul for arguing a foul call and uttering a profanity toward a referee. The incident occurred during a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, California. The game was ruled a forfeit, giving the victory to the opposing team. Ball’s team, which includes his youngest son, LaMelo, was winning 69-60 at the time of the forfeit, according ...

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Shea Moisture pulls an ad after getting hammered on social media

The most tone-deaf ads ever? Another day, another brand under fire for an ad that many customers saw as tone-deaf. Shea Moisture is fighting backlash on social media after the brand, a family-owned business with deep ties to the black community, launched a spot that opened with a black woman discussing the difficulties of dealing with her natural hair, but quickly transitioned to two white women — a blonde and a redhead. One said she didn’t “know what to do” with her hair and the other complained about dyeing it. ...

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Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany

Watch Trump’s stunning U-turns on key issues The Trump administration stopped short of branding China and Germany currency manipulators, despite having accused both countries of keeping their currencies artificially low to gain unfair advantage in trade with the U.S. On Friday, the Treasury Department issued its first report on the currency practices of America’s trading partners. The twice-a-year document is required by law. Trump’s Treasury took the same route as the Obama administration did last year, putting Germany and China on watch for potential problems. All told, it put six ...

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Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare market for 2018

How Obamacare funds addiction recovery Another one bites the dust. Aetna announced Thursday that this would be the last year it participates on the Obamacare exchange in Iowa, where it is the dominant insurer. The move comes days after Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced it was leaving the state’s market after this year. Both insurers also will stop selling individual market policies outside of the exchange in Iowa. Aetna and Wellmark are the latest carriers to exit Obamacare for 2018. They cited financial risk and uncertainty as the reasons ...

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D. Johnson walks off tee, pulls out of Masters

5:53 PM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson, saying Thursday he was “going to give it a try” after suffering a back injury during a fall at his rental home on Wednesday, walked off the first tee and pulled out of the Masters just before his first-round tee time. Johnson, 32, the No. 1-ranked player in the world and the pre-tournament favorite after winning his previous three starts on the PGA Tour, slipped on wooden stairs and fell on his back in a “freak accident,” he said Thursday. “It sucks,” ...

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Kobe pulls back curtain on post-NBA storytelling venture

3:09 PM ET Countless times over the past three months, Kobe Bryant struggled against the question that trailed him like a shadow: “What are you working on?” To outsiders, he had no easy answer, nothing that the Los Angeles Lakers icon felt that satisfied what he and 15 others had dedicated so many hours toward in his Newport Beach office. But the queries never ceased, as many wondered how an NBA star-turned-civilian was spending his first non-Lakers season in two decades. More specifically, people wondered what inroads he’d made in ...

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Dick Clark Productions owner pulls the plug on $1 billion sale to China's Wanda Group

China’s richest man’s Hollywood ambitions China’s richest man won’t be buying an iconic American entertainment company after all. Billionaire Wang Jianlin‘s $ 1 billion bid to buy Dick Clark Productions has been terminated, according to Eldridge industries, the production company’s owner. Eldridge said in a statement that it killed the deal after Dalian Wanda Group “failed to honor its contractual obligations.” Dick Clark Productions produces the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, among others. Related: China’s latest Hollywood move: Pumping $ 1B into Paramount movies The ...

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