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Apr 29, 2014

NBA bans Clippers owner from game for life over racist comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league’s commissioner said on Tuesday.

Sterling, the longest-tenured owner of any of the 30 NBA teams, will not be allowed any role in the operations of his team or be able to serve as one of the league’s governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a news conference in New York.

Apr 29, 2014

NBA to act on Clippers owner tied to racial comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Basketball Association officials on Tuesday will try to calm public outrage over racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who observers said could face a long suspension from the game.

The league moved quickly to address the scandal, which broke over the weekend when Website TMZ.com published a 10-minute recording in which a voice said to be Sterling’s criticized a friend for associating with “black people.”

Apr 29, 2014

NBA officials set to address Clippers owner racial controversy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Basketball Association officials on Tuesday will try to calm public outrage over racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, with a long suspension from the game one possible penalty he faces.

The league moved quickly to address the scandal, which broke over the weekend when Website TMZ.com published a 10-minute recording in which a voice said to be Sterling’s criticized a friend for associating with “black people.”

Apr 29, 2014
Apr 29, 2014

Young Republicans likelier to vote in midterms than Democrats: survey

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Fewer than one in four young U.S. voters plans to vote in this year’s congressional midterm elections, with Republicans significantly more likely to head to the polls than Democrats, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

The poll of voters aged 18 to 29 by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found young voters’ trust in public institutions, including the White House, Congress and the military, at a five-year low with young voters trusting them to do the right thing just 31 percent of the time.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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