Always Dreaming wins a muddy Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming wins a muddy Kentucky Derby

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.” Always Dreaming won by 2 3/4 lengths. Lookin At Lee finished in second place, and Battle of Midway rounded out the…

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French media warned not to publish Macron's hacked emails

French media warned not to publish Macron's hacked emails

Updated May 06, 2017 22:23:48 Photo:Emmanuel Macron’s team had blamed Russian interests in part for cyber attacks. (Reuters: Thomas Samson) France has sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country’s presidential election, warning that it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Key points: As much as 9 gigabytes of data were posted online The commission, which supervises the electoral process, says data was fraudulently obtained Intelligence expert says review indicates Russian military intelligence behind the leak…

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Honorary degrees: Worthy recognition or publicity stunt?

Honorary degrees: Worthy recognition or publicity stunt?

Updated May 06, 2017 10:20:44 With university fees set to rise by 7.5 per cent by 2021, could there be a cheaper, easier path to donning a mortar board and academic gown staring you in the face? Shane Warne, both Dannii and Kylie Minogue, and even Kermit the Frog have been awarded honorary doctorates. On May 3, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Adelaide where she studied law. The ceremony was used by students to protest the Federal Government’s planned fee hikes and…

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Pair’s lucky escape from burning car

Pair’s lucky escape from burning car

A DRIVER and passenger in a car rollover in the State’s Goldfields-Esperance region this evening were lucky to escape without serious injuries after the vehicle burst into flames. About 7.23pm, a car rolled over on South Coast Highway at Jerdacuttup, a small town between Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun, and was set alight. Ravensthorpe Police‏ tweeted a picture of the accident and said the crash was a “lucky escape for this inattentive driver.” “Stay awake at the wheel,” they tweeted. A police spokesman said the occupants searched for a dog after the…

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Errol Louis: Trump-Murdoch relationship raises questions

Errol Louis: Trump-Murdoch relationship raises questions

“It is my distinct honor to introduce the commander in chief, the President of the United States, my friend Donald J. Trump,” the Australian-born Murdoch said at a recent banquet honoring US and Australian veterans who fought in the battle of the Coral Sea, a pivotal World War II engagement. The two men hugged as Trump came to the podium. Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, the media corporation whose holdings include Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and other properties, is more than just…

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