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Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to Fabio Fognini

Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat on clay in the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals, going down 6-4 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini. The defeat, in particular the second set which saw Nadal save five match points to avoid a bagel, will raise questions about the Spaniard’s health heading into next month’s French Open. A knee problem…MORE

Paris police use tear gas against ‘yellow vest’ protesters

Riot police unleashed tear gas at the so-called yellow vest protesters in central Paris who marched Saturday for the 23rd consecutive weekend. The French capital was the scene of chaos as police confronted protesters, who set off small fires. Video shows heavy black smoke in the air. Police also used water cannons to disperse the…MORE

Man City return to top of Premier League with victory over Tottenham

Pep Guardiola must have been sick of the sight of Mauricio Pochettino. This was the third time in the last 11 days that Manchester City and Tottenham have gone toe to toe, with the north London side coming out on top on the previous two occasions. True, City may have won 4-3 in Wednesday’s pulsating…MORE

Climate protests this week caused major disruption. That was the point.

Environmental activists across the globe took drastic measures this week to demand that their governments act to curb climate change. They glued themselves to trains. They blocked major landmarks. They poured fake blood onto the streets. More than 680 people were arrested in London, where the most prominent protests took place, police said on Friday…MORE

A peep into the history of Easter’s marshmallow icon

Easter is a popular time for America’s bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year. Peeps may be made with love, but they also have some less-healthy ingredients. Four yellow marshmallow bunny Peeps — considered one serving — contain 110 calories and…MORE

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Eminem is 11 years sober

Eminem is staying away from the venom. The real Slim Shady is 11 years sober and commemorated the occasion by posting a picture of a sobriety coin to Twitter and Instagram. “11 years – still not afraid,” the rapper wrote. Eminem posted a similar picture last year while he was at Coachella. The Detroit rapper…

Will Smith joins Jaden Smith on stage at Coachella

Now this is a story all about how Coachella got flipped-turned upside down. The Fresh Prince — aka Will Smith — made a surprise appearance during Jaden Smith’s set at week two of the festival. Will Smith joined his son for a performance of “Icon,” even rapping a verse himself. The actor posted a clip…

Michelle Williams and her husband, musician Phil Elverum, have split

Michelle Williams and her husband, indie musician Phil Elverum, have split after less than a year of marriage. A source close to the actress tells CNN the split took place earlier this year. “Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable spilt and they remain friends,” the source told…

J Balvin will be Lollapalooza’s first Latino headliner. Here’s why that’s a big deal

J Balvin headlining Lollapalooza is just another example that the world of music festivals is evolving. The “Mi Gente” singer will be one of the eight artists headlining the music festival August 1-4 at Chicago’s Grant Park. More importantly, he’ll be the first Latino headliner in Lollapalooza’s 28-year history. Latino artists have performed at the…