UNLV: Student changed approved commencement address to ‘genocide’ speech (2024)

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French Open Results At least 7 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across region 12 people injured after Qatar Airways plan hits turbulence on way to Dublin Nacho Elvira holds on to win Soudal Open in Belgium for second European tour title Why did the French Open cancel a farewell ceremony for Rafael Nadal? And why is he unseeded? Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years California evangelical seminary ponders changes that would make it more welcoming to LGBTQ students Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit? Norway hands over papers for diplomatic recognition to the Palestinian prime minister Sheriff says at least five dead in Texas, multiple injuries after powerful storms tore through rural community Fan clashes before French Cup final between Lyon and PSG lead to 30 injuries, 10 arrests Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza There’s an arms race in Haiti, and it’s fueled by Florida’s pipeline of weapons of war The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements Divestment from Israel roils universities. Would it work? Some are dubious Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city Sheriff says at least 2 dead after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, causing extensive damage and outages South Lake Tahoe split over proposal to tax property owners who leave homes vacant Japanese Standings Japanese Results The 2024 French Open has started and there is now a retractable roof atop Court Suzanne Lenglen Yemen’s Houthis freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says UEFA celebrates growth of women's soccer as Barcelona lifts another Women's Champions League trophy Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail 'Democrats will learn a lesson': Some Muslims work to defeat Biden in battleground states Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and wife Receee expecting their second child Sorry, Anthony Edwards. Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the true face of the NBA Amid dramatic turnaround, KC Royals are seeing fan interest (and numbers) pick up This 21-year-old plays D-I lacrosse, is in Army ROTC — and now a national NASCAR series Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press Forecasts call for an active hurricane season. Could California see another Hilary? Mets’ Francisco Alvarez takes batting practice for first time since thumb surgery Bayron Matos brings infectious personality, strong desire to make Dolphins as Dominican-born undrafted rookie Renewed flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 15 people in Afghanistan Brave Lupus score late to beat Wild Knights in Japan Rugby League One final Aid trucks begin entering Gaza under agreement with Egypt to bypass Rafah Indianapolis 500: A double bid, a whiff of scandal and the fear of rain as race day arrives Oilers and Stars tied 1-1 heading to game 3 Rockies and Phillies meet, winner claims 3-game series Special Editions All About Pets Summer Lifestyles Racing Spring Wheels Estate Planning 2024 Just for Women Most Viewed Articles Let's keep in touch!

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  • Brett Clarkson - Las Vegas Review-Journal (TNS)

LAS VEGAS — A graduating UNLV student whose commencement address characterized the Israel-Hamas conflict as “genocide” against Palestinians gave a different speech than the one she had submitted for review before the ceremony, the university said Monday.

Yvette Machado-Tuinier’s 10-minute speech at the May 11 morning commencement at the Thomas & Mack Center has drawn ire from some who said the speech contained antisemitic elements and misrepresented Israel’s military response in Gaza, and praise from others, as evidenced by the many in attendance who cheered loudly during parts of it.

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At least 7 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across region

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Powerful storms have left at least seven people dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and a trail of destruction. Tens of thousands of people remained without power Sunday after destructive winds and reported tornadoes obliterated homes and destroyed a truck stop in Texas where dozens of people had rushed to take shelter. Storms also caused wide damage in Oklahoma. Officials said multiple people were transported to hospitals by ambulance and helicopter in the Texas county of Denton but did not immediately know the full extent of injuries.

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12 people injured after Qatar Airways plan hits turbulence on way to Dublin

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Twelve people have been injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin hit turbulence. Dublin Airport said in a statement that the plane landed safely as scheduled before 1 p.m. Sunday. It said six passengers and six crew members reported injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey. The airport did not provide details on the severity of the injuries. The incident comes five days after a British man died of a suspected heart attack and dozens of people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence.

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Nacho Elvira holds on to win Soudal Open in Belgium for second European tour title

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Spanish golfer Nacho Elvira has parred his final seven holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory at the Soudal Open in Belgium and clinch his second title on the European tour. Elvira started the final round with a four-shot lead, closed with an even-par 71 and was almost reeled in by Nicolas Norgaard. The Dane had a birdie putt from about 12 feet at No. 18 to force a playoff. Norgaard missed it right and had to settle for a 68 and a tie for second place with home favorite Thomas Pieters (66) and Romain Langasque, who birdied the last for a 68. Elvira’s other win came at the Cazoo Open in Wales in 2021.

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Why did the French Open cancel a farewell ceremony for Rafael Nadal? And why is he unseeded?

  • By HOWARD FENDRICH - AP Tennis Writer

The French tennis federation has decided to put off holding a ceremony to celebrate Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year. He has said this might not necessarily be his final appearance at the tournament he has won a record 14 times. Tournament director Amélie Mauresmo said on Sunday at the clay-court Grand Slam event that Nadal let officials know he didn’t want to close the door on a return before he told the world that at a pre-tournament news conference. Mauresmo said it is up to Nadal when he wants to have a ceremony. The unseeded Nadal will face No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev in the first round on Monday.

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Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

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President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Germany for the first state visit by a French head of state in 24 years. The three-day trip is meant to underline the strong ties between the European Union’s traditional leading powers. The visit that started Sunday was originally meant to take place last July but was postponed at the last minute due to rioting in France following the killing of a 17-year-old by police. While Macron is a frequent visitor to Germany as Paris and Berlin try to coordinate their positions on EU and foreign policy, this is the first state visit with full pomp since Jacques Chirac came in 2000.

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California evangelical seminary ponders changes that would make it more welcoming to LGBTQ students

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An evangelical seminary in Pasadena, California, is considering revisions to its sexual standards. According to a draft of those changes obtained by The Associated Press, these changes could mean more freedom for LGBTQ+ students at Fuller Theological Seminary. The seminary's president formed a task force to look into the college's sexual standards after a senior administrator was fired in January for refusing sign the unrevised document. Two students filed lawsuits in 2019 and 2020 after they were expelled for being in same-sex marriages. A spokesperson for the seminary has said no solid proposal has come before the board for a vote and that the revisions are still being discussed.

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Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

  • By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JENNIFER PELTZ and JAKE OFFENHARTZ - Associated Press

Testimony is over at Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York after a parade of 22 witnesses, including a p*rn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders. Prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers are scheduled to make their closing arguments on Tuesday. After that, it'll be up to 12 jurors to decide whether prosecutors have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump illegally falsified records at his company as part of an effort to keep embarrassing stories from becoming public during his 2016 presidential campaign. He's pleaded not guilty. A conviction could come down to how the jurors interpret the testimony they heard and which witnesses they found credible.

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In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

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Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County in North Carolina, where there are more than 1,000 farms. But life is changing. The new Wolfspeed factory that overlooks I-64 will soon produce advanced wafers for computer chips. Automaker Vinfast is scheduled to open a factory next year. Both projects stem in large part from incentives that President Joe Biden signed into law. The Democrat has campaigned on how his policies helped pump hundreds of billions of dollars in private and federal investment into companies. But so far this election year, the investments haven’t significantly swayed a public concerned about inflation.

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Norway hands over papers for diplomatic recognition to the Palestinian prime minister

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Norway has handed over papers to the Palestinian prime minister in the latest step toward recognizing a Palestinian state. Ireland and Spain made a concerted pledge with Norway to recognize a Palestinian state, ahistoric movethat increases Israel’s isolation more than seven months into itsgrinding war against Hamas in Gaza. The handover of papers by Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide to the prime minister was made Sunday in Brussels, where Mohammad Mustafa is also meeting with foreign ministers of European Union nations and high-level EU officials to drum up support for the Palestinians. Norway itself is not part of the EU.

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Sheriff says at least five dead in Texas, multiple injuries after powerful storms tore through rural community

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Sheriff says at least five dead in Texas, multiple injuries after powerful storms tore through rural community.

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Fan clashes before French Cup final between Lyon and PSG lead to 30 injuries, 10 arrests

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The latest incident of fan violence to mar French soccer this season led to 30 injuries after rivals from Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain fought on a highway before Saturday’s French Cup final near the city of Lille. Prefecture officials in charge of France’s northern region said in a statement Sunday that 14 of the injured needed medical treatment. One bus was burned and two others damaged during the clashes, which involved more than 200 fans and took place at around 6 p.m. local time. Eight police officers sustained minor injuries. Images online showed rivals charging into each other before one of the groups retreated across a nearby field.

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Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza

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Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza.

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There’s an arms race in Haiti, and it’s fueled by Florida’s pipeline of weapons of war

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MIAMI — While heavy gunfire was paralyzing Haiti’s capital in late February, a man using a fake name approached a 45-foot cargo container parked in a Fort Lauderdale lot. He asked if he could drop off three parcels — two boxes and a folding casino table — to ship to the besieged country.

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The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv. The Kharkiv governor says the bombing on Saturday afternoon also left 43 injured and 16 missing. In a video statement from Kharkiv, Zelenskyy said Sunday that Russia is preparing offensive actions northwest of Ukraine’s second largest city. Moscow’s troops have in recent weeks captured villages in the Kharkiv area as part of a broad push.

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Divestment from Israel roils universities. Would it work? Some are dubious

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For Ari Huffman, the case for divesting from Israel is clear-cut — at least morally.

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Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

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An international aid group says more than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people. It said Sunday that the fighting in el-Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur province, also wounded more than 930 people. El-Fasher has become the center of the conflict between the military and the Rapid Support Forces. The city is the last stronghold that is still held by the military in the sprawling Darfur region. Sudan’s conflict began in April last year when soaring tensions between the leaders of the military and the RSF exploded into open fighting in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country.

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Sheriff says at least 2 dead after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, causing extensive damage and outages

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Sheriff says at least 2 dead after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, causing extensive damage and outages.

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South Lake Tahoe split over proposal to tax property owners who leave homes vacant

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LOS ANGELES — Owning a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe could get more costly if residents approve a ballot measure that imposes a tax of up to $6,000 on housing units left vacant for more than half a year.

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The 2024 French Open has started and there is now a retractable roof atop Court Suzanne Lenglen

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The 2024 French Open is underway at Roland Garros. Play in the first round has started on Sunday after a ceremony to inaugurate the new retractable roof above Court Suzanne Lenglen. There is no rain in the forecast for Day 1, so that might be the only use of the movable cover atop the second-largest stadium at the tournament facility. The main arena, Court Philippe Chatrier, has had its retractable roof since the 2020 tournament. Among the players scheduled to play Sunday are four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and two-time major winner Carlos Alcaraz.

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Yemen’s Houthis freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

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The International Committee of the Red Cross says the Houthis rebels in Yemen have released more than 100 war prisoners linked to the country’s long-running conflict. It says release took place Sunday morning in the Houthi-held capital of Sanaa. The unilateral release came more than a year after Yemen’s warring sides freed more than 800 prisoners in a major exchange in the country in April last year. Thousands of people are still believed to be held as prisoners of war since the conflict erupted in 2014.

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UEFA celebrates growth of women's soccer as Barcelona lifts another Women's Champions League trophy

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It was a night of celebration for Barcelona after another Women’s Champions League title, and for the women’s game in general after another season with significant growth in the sport. Barcelona defeated Lyon 2-0 to win its third European trophy and add to its recent dominance in the sport to cap a year that saw increased attendance, additional revenue and more participation by women across all levels of the sport. The final won by Barcelona came as soccer officials celebrated the success of a five-year plan to boost the women’s game.

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Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

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All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to bring back a form of national service for the first time since 1960. Under the plan, a small minority of 18-year-olds would spend 12 months in the military. The rest would spend one weekend a month working for charities, community groups or public organizations. It was unclear how it would be made mandatory. Sunak is seeking to energize his election campaign after a faltering start. The opposition Labour Party dismissed the plan as a gimmick. Polls currently put Labour well ahead of the Conservatives.

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'Democrats will learn a lesson': Some Muslims work to defeat Biden in battleground states

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Human rights Professor Hassan Abdel Salam has spent the past seven years teaching his students at the University of Minnesota about genocides around the world. On the last day of his class on global Islamophobia in April, he said he was quitting the classroom to oppose what he described as g…

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Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and wife Receee expecting their second child

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Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox took to social media Friday to announce he has another baby on the way.

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Sorry, Anthony Edwards. Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the true face of the NBA

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MINNEAPOLIS — Consider a couple of snapshots from Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, stark images of the Mavs’ best hope and the Wolves’ current predicament:

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The Kansas City Royals are surging at the right moment.

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Forecasts call for an active hurricane season. Could California see another Hilary?

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LOS ANGELES — Near-record ocean temperatures and a strengthening La Niña could spell trouble for the East Coast of the United States, with federal forecasters warning of an 85% chance of above-normal Atlantic hurricane activity this year, and predicting as many as 25 named storms.

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Francisco Alvarez was seen walking around Citi Field with a smile as wide as Broadway on Saturday morning. Finally, the Mets catcher was cleared to take batting practice with the team for the first time since undergoing UCL thumb surgery in Los Angeles in April.

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Bayron Matos brings infectious personality, strong desire to make Dolphins as Dominican-born undrafted rookie

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MIAMI GARDENS — Dominican-born undrafted rookie offensive lineman Bayron Matos had an interesting — but essential — first English phrase learned when he moved to the United States at 17 years old: “I’m hungry.”

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Renewed flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 15 people in Afghanistan

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Afghan officials say renewed heavy rains have triggered more flash floods in Afghanistan, killing at least 15 people, including a set of parents and their eight children in the northeast. The unusually heavy seasonal rains have been wreaking havoc on multiple parts of the country, killing hundreds of people and destroying property and crops. The floods Saturday night hit northeastern Badakhshan and northern Baghlan provinces. The family killed was in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan, said a provincial official Sunday. In Baghlan province, at least 40 houses were destroyed in Doshi district. A local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that five bodies have so far been found in the province.

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Brave Lupus score late to beat Wild Knights in Japan Rugby League One final

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Fiji-born winger Jone Naikabula scored two tries in a Player of the Match performance for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo who beat Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights 24-20 in an extraordinary Japan Rugby League One final. Replacement center Yuto Mori scored the winning try in the 74th minute of a see-sawing final to give the Brave Lupus their sixth national title in Japan rugby’s professional era and their first since 2010.

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Aid trucks begin entering Gaza under agreement with Egypt to bypass Rafah

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Aid trucks have begun entering Gaza from southern Israel through a new agreement to bypass the Rafah crossing with Egypt after Israeli forces seized the Palestinian side of it earlier this month. Egypt refuses to reopen its side of the Rafah crossing until control of the Gaza side is handed back to Palestinians. But under U.S. and Israeli pressure it agreed to divert traffic through Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing, Gaza’s main cargo terminal. That crossing has been largely inaccessible because of fighting linked to Israel’s offensive in Rafah. Israel says it has allowed hundreds of trucks to enter, but United Nations agencies say it is usually too dangerous to retrieve the aid on the other side.

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