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Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP
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Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP

Formula one driver, Lewis Hamilton on Sunday September 13, brought the 'Black Lives matter' movement to the forefront of Formula One as he wore a t-shirt of Breonna Taylor, a young woman who was tragically killed by police. Breonna, 26, died in March after being shot by police officers several times when they entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. On Sunday, Hamilton, 35, won the Formula One Tuscan GP but acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement before celebrating his win. As he collected his trophy from the podium, Lewis made the black power salute wearing a t-shirt which read: ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,’ on the front and had a portrait of the young woman’s face on the back with the slogan ‘Say Her Name’. He also 'took the knee'before the r...
Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby; Thunder Snow Falters
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Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby; Thunder Snow Falters

Co-favorite Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez, won the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs on Saturday. Always Dreaming, a 9-to-2 betting choice, had a great start and was second down the backstretch as State of Honor led. But Always Dreaming made his move with heading into the final turn. As they turned for home, Always Dreaming was close to the rail and began to pull ahead to a comfortable margin. "He responded right away," Velazquez said in the winner's circle. "It was a great feeling." Jockey John Velazquez celebrates his terrific ride. Always Dreaming won by 2 3/4 lengths. Lookin At Lee finished in second place, and Battle of Midway rounded out the top three. Irish War Cry, the other co-favorite, finished 10th. Velazquez also rode Animal Kingdom to...
Muhammad Ali’s Body Arrives Home Town Ahead of Friday’s Burial
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Muhammad Ali’s Body Arrives Home Town Ahead of Friday’s Burial

Late boxing Champ, Muhammad Ali's remains arrived in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday ahead of his Friday, June 10, funeral and public memorial service.  Ali died at age 74 in a Phoenix-area hospital on Friday, June 3, after being admitted for respiratory issues. His spokesperson Gunnell has announced plans for Ali's memorial service, which will be held on Friday at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center at 2 p.m. local time and open to the public. Former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel will give eulogies.