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    Why athletes are getting more political in the age of Trump

    By Deena Zaru CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — When Beyoncé got political and paid tribute to the “Black Lives Matter” movement at the Super Bowl last year, many sports fans were up in arms, accusing the star of violating what some consider to be an unspoken rule: Keep politics out of sports. But in an America that is still reeling from a divisive presidential election cycle, where the rise of President Donald Trump catapulted heated debates over race and social issues […]

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"Honestly ... I was sitting in the corner [of the post-fight medical room] and was like, 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?' " the mixed-martial arts fighter told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday during an emotional interview. "I was literally sitting there thinking about killing myself."

    U.S. Elections: Ronda Rousey, Caitlyn Jenner among those backing hopefuls

    (CNN) — When the collective brain trust of Mike Tyson, John Rocker and Dennis Rodman all agree on one thing, it’s bound to be controversial. No strangers to tabloid drama, the outspoken retired athletes all endorse Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, joining a chorus of sports personalities who are weighing in on the U.S. presidential election. The backing of popular sports figures — depending on their background — can add a level of cache to a budding presidential nominee, senior political […]

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    Kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight releases new song, music video

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — One of the three women who survived a decade held captive inside the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro debuted her new song on Tuesday. Michelle Knight’s song is called “Survivor.” It is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Knight says she’s always had a song in her heart, and earlier this year, she met a producer who decided to help her make her song a reality. Producer Aaron “D-Boyy” Dissell took Michelle’s words and turned them […]

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    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus reveal why they don’t speak with Michelle Knight

    CLEVELAND — In an interview with People, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus speak out about why they are no longer close with Michelle Knight and why they haven’t spoken to her in at least a year. “I think we did like each other at one point in the beginning,” DeJesus, now 25, told People. But the women said Castro played mind games with them so they had reason not to trust each other. “Toward the end, me and Amanda started to […]

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    Stop doubting California woman on kidnapping, Michelle Knight says (VIDEO)

    (CNN) — Stop judging the California woman who walked away from her alleged captor after a decade, an angry and emotional Michelle Knight told CNN’s “New Day” Friday. “Unless you were walking in her shoes, you have no reason to talk, none at all,” said Knight, one of three women freed from years of brutal captivity in a Cleveland home in 2013. Knight was referring to the case of a California woman who approached police after contacting her sister on […]

  • Knight: ‘I was tied up like a fish’

    CLEVELAND — Six months after she was freed from the “house of horrors”where Ariel Castro held her captive for 11 years, Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight is speaking out. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil McGraw scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Knight describes a moment when Castro trapped her in a room and tied her up with an orange extension cord. “I was tied up like a fish,” she said, “an ornament on the wall.” In excerpts of the […]

  • Cleveland kidnapper-rapist Ariel Castro found hanged in jail cell

    ORIENT, Ohio (FOX8 News) — Convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro, who had held three women in his Cleveland home for up to a decade, hanged himself in his jail cell Tuesday night, authorities said. He had been sentenced on Aug. 1 to life in prison and 1,000 years. Castro was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. According to officials, he was found hanging in his cell at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday He had been in protective […]

  • House of horrors being demolished

    CLEVELAND — Just before the Cleveland house where she’d been held captive for a decade was to be torn down, Michelle Knight celebrated by handing out and releasing yellow balloons. Knight was on hand Wednesday morning as workers began tearing down the house of horrors where Ariel Castro held Knight and two other women for years. “I want the people out there to know, including (abductees’) mothers, that they can have strength, they can have hope. And their child will come […]

  • Victim to Ariel Castro at sentencing: ‘Your hell is just beginning’

    By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times Michelle Knight, one of the three women kidnapped and sexually abused for years by Ariel Castro, described how she spent 11 years “in hell” as his sex slave, and told her former captor in court Thursday that “your hell is just beginning.” Castro was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, plus 1,000 years to ensure he will die in prison. “You may think you are the victim,” Judge Michael J. […]

  • Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry appears at Nelly concert

    CLEVELAND — A day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison, Cleveland kidnapping survivor Amanda Berry made her first public appearance at a Saturday evening concert in Cleveland. Berry, 27, came on stage with her family and the rapper Nelly, but did not address the crowd at the daylong RoverFest. She waved and smiled, drawing audience cheers. Her appearance was notable at least on a symbolic level: Riding a pair of monster hits, Nelly’s star was burning brightest just before […]