High for the Gold
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Yarisley Silva of Cuba celebrates after completing the vault that won her a gold medal for Pole Vaulting at the 2015 Pan Am Games. In 2012, Silva was the first Latina to win an Olympic medal (silver) in pole vaulting.
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During a trip to the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump reiterated that he will not apologize for his comments about immigrants. Several supporters tweeted at Trump to “be careful” at the border, but Trump had nothing to be afraid of aside from a throng of protestors at the Laredo, Texas airport.
Agony in the UK
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Alessandro Pereira leaves flowers at a memorial site for his cousin, Jean Charles de Menezes. Ten years ago, de Menezes was killed by London police after he was mistakenly identified as one of the fugitives involved in the 2005 London subway bombing. He was 27.
More Cash for Blatter
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter reacts after British comedian Simon Brodkin throws cash in his face during a FIFA press conference. Brodkin, who once interrupted a Kanye West performance at the Glastonbury festival, was arrested for trespassing.
Demi Heats Things Up But Stays Cool
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Demi Lovato poses in a sleek bodysuit and fishnet stocking in her latest video, “Cool for the Summer.”
#FBF: Dreadlocks and a Beard
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Director Brett Ratner shared an on-set photo of he and Salma Hayek during the production of the 2004 movie After the Sunset. That’s Hayek in the beard and dreads.
Dominicanos Are Dumb? No.
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Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista took to Twitter to confront ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd about offensive comments Cowherd made during a recent broadcast. Cowherd said:
I’ve never bought into that, ‘Baseball’s just too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world-class academic abilities.
Cowherd, who was scheduled to leave his job at ESPN for FOX, was let go from ESPN a week early.
Cruz Not Quite in Control
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks to members of the activist group Code Pink. Cruz, who was attending a rally organized by a group protesting President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, found himself in the middle of a counter-protest led by Code Pink.
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Panama’s soccer team and coaches pose with a banner that reads “CONCACAF LADRONES, CORRUPTOS.” Panama was protesting their controversial 1-2 defeat to Mexico in the 2015 Gold Cup. After losing a player to a red card at the beginning of the match, Panama scored a goal and held on to a 1-0 lead until the final minutes of the match, when Mexico was awarded a questionable penalty. In extra time, Mexico was awarded another penalty and went on to win. Panama coach Hernan “El Bolillo” Gomez said he considered retiring after watching what he described as a “robbery.”